Investec Women’s Premier Division
Two goals in three minutes from Lauren Burrell helped Beeston to a 3-1 victory over the University of Birmingham. Rebecca Malyon scored Beeston’s other goal, while the visitors’ consolation came from Rafaela Brandao-Lee.
East Grinstead continued their great run of form, notching up their fourth straight victory with a 4-1 win at Buckingham in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division.
The win moves them up to third in the table, with Sophie Bray scoring twice while their others came from Chloe Brown and Hannah Cozens. Zoe Shipperley scored Buckingham’s only goal.
Leaders Surbiton made it nine wins in nine matches so far this season with a 3-1 victory over second-placed Hampstead & Westminster.
Erica Sanders scored twice for Surbiton, while Giselle Ansley added the other. Lily Owsley pulled one back for Hampstead & Westminster, but it wasn’t enough.
Elsewhere, Clifton Robinsons leapfrogged visitors Loughborough Students in the table after beating them 3-2.
Phoebe Richards put the hosts ahead in the eighth minute from open play, before Lizzie Neal levelled for Loughborough.
Claire Thomas scored from open play on 45 minutes, and although Lucy Millington pulled Loughborough back level at 2-2 with a 55th minute penalty corner, Thomas added her second goal on 63 minutes to seal the win.
Bowdon Hightown secured their first league win since September with a 2-1 victory at Holcombe.
Charlene Mason and Aine Curran scored for the visitors, while Charlotte Daly’s early goal for Holcombe proved to be a false dawn.
Men’s Premier Division
Beeston produced an excellent performance to claim only their second victory of the campaign, winning 5-0 at the University of Exeter.
Elliot Hibell, Nick Park, Kyle Marshall, Elliot Barton and Chris Proctor were on the scoresheet for the away side.
Elsewhere, Surbiton continued to assert their dominance at the top of the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division after picking up two wins in two days against teams in the top four.
On Saturday they produced an excellent performance to win 8-4 at home against Hampstead and Westminster.
Alan Forsyth, Luke Taylor and Ben Boon netted two goals each for the home side while David Goodfield and James Royce scored the others.
Rupert Shipperley, Matt Guise Brown (2) and Chris Cargo were the goal scorers for Hampstead & Westminster.
And on Sunday Surbiton picked up another three points, this time via a 2-1 win at second-placed Wimbledon.
Zach Wallace and Alan Forsyth were on the scoresheet for the away side while Jack Waller netted for Wimbledon.
Wimbledon did however pick up three points on Saturday with a 4-3 victory at East Grinstead.
Ed Horler found the net three times and Ben Francis hit the winner for Wimbledon.
Chris Griffiths, David Condon and Tijn van Groesen were the scorers for East Grinstead.
Sunday saw East Grinstead suffer their second defeat in as many days, as they lost 3-0 at Hampstead & Westminster.
Matt Guise Brown, Chris Cargo and Rupert Shipperley were the scorers for the home side.
Old Georgians moved up to third in the table after a 5-4 win at Holcombe.
Tom Carson (2), Andy Bull and James Tindall (2) scored the goals for Old Georgians while Robert Field, Nicholas Bandurak and Mark Gleghorne netted for the home side.
Brooklands MU ran out 4-1 winners at home against bottom of the table Reading.
David Flanagan bagged a hat-trick and Thomas Russell also found the net for Brooklands. Ciaran O’Connell scored a late consolation for the away side.