Rachel Sharp in action for the Bees. Photo c/o David Kissman

England Hockey Ladies North Conference 
Fylde 0 – 5 Beeston
22nd October, Fylde Hockey Club.
Article – England Hockey.
Beeston went top of the Investec North Conference on Sunday following a 5-0 win away from home against Fylde. Lauren Burrell opened the scoring for the Bees and then a series of quick goals from Sophie Robinson, Eloise Stenner and Esme Burge followed before Lauren Burrell sealed the win with her second goal of the game.
Brooklands Poynton beat title rivals Sutton Coldfield 2-1 as their Investec Women’s Conference North campaign continued.
Helen Turner gave Brooklands the lead after eight minutes and Tilly Dyos-Szolkowska doubled their advantage on 55 minutes. Beth Merriman pulled one back for Sutton Coldfield, but they still lost out.
Elsewhere, the University of Durham were 7-1 winners over Loughborough Students. Tess Howard scored a hat-trick, while others came from Penny Joyce, Anna Baker, Lorna Jane Cruickshank and Nat Konerth.
Wakefield were 2-1 winners over Ben Rhydding with Abi Rawlins and Lauren Brooke scoring their goals, Kelly Baxter had levelled for the visitors.