Bees edged in London thriller

Hampstead’s Richard Alexandra chased down by Beeston’s Mo Gandhi. Photo c/o David Kissman

England Hockey Men’s Premier League

Hampstead and Westminster 4 – 3 Beeston

Paddington Recreation Ground – 19th February 2017 – 2:00pm

The FHP Bees travelled to London last Sunday to face Hampstead and Westminster at the Paddington Recreation Ground.

Hampstead and Westminster reclaimed fourth place from the Bees after a thrilling 4-3 victory in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division.

Beeston moved into the top four last weekend and took the lead this week through Jonny Wilkinson in the 24th minute, only for Richard Smith to equalise for the hosts three minutes later.

Richard Lawrence restored Beeston’s lead after the break from a penalty corner, a lead they only held for a minute after player/coach Kwan Browne levelled the score.

Two goals in two minutes from Will Calnan and Marc Edwards gave the hosts a 4-2 lead, and despite Elliot Hibell pulling one back 10 minutes from time, Hampstead and Westminster held on.

With 5 games remaining in the Premier League this season the Bees will be on the hunt for points next Sunday as they travel to Reading (push back 2:30pm).

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