Bees fail to register a point at Sugden Road

Men’s Premier Division

Surbiton produced a good home display, beating Beeston 4-2. Tom Sorsby gave the home side the lead in the 15th minute with a goal from open play before Alan Forsyth doubled their advantage in the 38th.ty

Richard Lawrence hit back from Beeston a minute later before Ben Boon made it 31 from a penalty corner in the 45th minute.

Henry Croft gave the away side hope with six minutes left with a goal from open play, but Zach Wallace sealed the win for Surbiton in the last minute from free play.

Newly-promoted Old Georgians produced an emphatic performance to win 4-3 at reigning champions Hampstead & Westminster in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

Toby Roche gave Hampstead the lead in the third minute after netting from open play. But England ace Sam Ward levelled the game for the away side in the 12th minute before Rupert Shipperley added Hampstead & Westminster’s second.

Tom Carson hit back for Georgians in the 19th before Ward gave the away side the lead three minutes later from free play.

Sam French added the home side’s third in the 41st minute but it was in vain as goals from James Tindall and Sam Ward secured a memorable win for Old Georgians.

East Grinstead won 5-3 at home to Brooklands MU. Goals from Matthew Blood, Chris Griffiths (2), Simon Faulkner and Ben Mackey were enough to secure all three points for the home side. Aidan Khares, Eddie Way and Richard Slater were the goalscorers for Brooklands.

And in the day’s late match Holcombe secured a 2-0 win at the University of Exeter, with first half strikes from Nick Bandurak after four and 23 minutes proving enough to take the win and remain unbeaten.

Investec Ladies’ Premier Division

Sophie Robinson in action for the Bees. Photo by David Kissman Photography

Surbiton made it two wins from two as they won 3-0 at home to the Bees.

Giselle Ansley gave Surbiton the lead in the 10th minute before a quick-fire brace from Hannah Martin was enough to secure the victory.

Elsewhere, top flight newcomers Loughborough Students picked up their first points of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division campaign with a strong 5-1 victory over East Grinstead.

Sophie Byrne gave them the lead in the 14th minute from a penalty corner before Chloe Brown hit back in the same fashion for East Grinstead two minutes later.

Lucy Millington retook the lead for Loughborough in the 17th minute from open play and Izzy Petter made it 3-1 four minutes later.

Lizzie Neal added another from a penalty stroke in the 50th and Jen Park topped off the performance in the 64th minute as Loughborough Students held out to claim the points.

Hampstead & Westminster currently top the table after securing a 3-0 win at home to the University of Birmingham.

Lily Owsley, Meg Byas and Hayley Turner all hit the back of the net in the first half to secure the three points for the home side.

Clifton Robinsons came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at home to Holcombe.

Lorna Cruickshank gave Holcombe the lead in the second minute with a goal from open play.

Livvie Hopkisson levelled for the home side in the eighth minute before Phoebe Richards netted the winner in the 10th minute.

Eloise Laity netted for Buckingham in the 17th minute before Beth Alexander levelled the affair in the 65th minute with a goal from a penalty corner.

Bowdon Hightown and Buckingham played out a 1-1 draw to both secure one point apiece.

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