Beeston secured their second victory of the season with a 2-1 win at Buckingham, concluding the weekend’s club fixtures, which saw all ladies’ and men’s teams victorious over the weekend. Of the 14 games which took place over the weekend, Beeston won 14, scored 71 goals and conceded 7. This is the first time in the club’s history that this has happened.
Alice Huddlestone opened the scoring in the 15th minute, and although Buckingham equalised in the 25th minute through Phoebe Richards, Beeston regained the lead in the 33rd minute from a Caroline Hulme goal.
East Grinstead climbed to third in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division with a 2-1 victory over hosts Holcombe on Sunday.
The victory moves them up to third and level on points with Holcombe, who were suffering their first loss of the league season. It also caps a good weekend for East Grinstead, whose men’s team also beat Holcombe on Saturday evening.
The visitors took the lead in the 18th minute through a Jess Denniff goal from open play, and they doubled their advantage in the 28th when Rosario Villagra scored from a penalty corner.
Joanne Westwood scored a late consolation for Holcombe from a penalty corner in the 65th minute.
Surbiton maintained their position at the top of the table with a 6-0 win at home to bottom of the table Bowdon Hightown.
A brace from Jo Hunter and goals from Giselle Ansley, Phoebe Willars, Erica Sanders and Sarah Evans were enough for Surbiton to secure all three points.
Elsewhere, Clifton Robinsons and Slough played out a 1-1 draw.
Aileen Davis scored the goal for the home side, while Kitty Baccanello claimed the equaliser for Slough.
The University of Birmingham and Canterbury also played out a 1-1 draw.
Catherine Ledesma opened the scoring for the University of Birmingham in the 62nd minute before Aimee Plumb equalised in the final minute with a goal from a penalty corner.