Bees fight back for a point against Reading

Men’s Premier Division

Beeston and Reading drew 2-2, with Chris Proctor scoring both Beeston’s goals and Reading’s coming from Charlie Ellison and Andrew Oxburgh.

Elsewhere, a goal in each half from Ben Boon helped leaders Surbiton maintain their perfect start to the season in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division with a 3-1 win over Holcombe on Saturday.

Nick Bandurak had given the visitors the lead with a 17th minute field goal, but their lead lasted just two minutes with Boon’s first goal coming on 19 minutes.

Arjan Drayton Chana then gave Surbiton the lead with an open play goal four minutes later, before Boon’s second goal on 51 minutes sealed the win.

Second-placed Old Georgians were 3-1 winners at Brooklands MU, but they had to battle back from behind to take the points.

Andrew Jackson had given the hosts the lead with a 31st minute field goal, before James Tindall scored from penalty corners on 33 and 53 minutes. Andy Bull’s 54th minute penalty stroke ensured the points went home with Old Georgians.

Wimbledon stay third in the table, but put some daylight between them and fourth-placed Hampstead & Westminster by beating them 3-1.

Ronan Harvey-Kelly put Wimbledon into the lead on ten minutes, only for Matt Guise Brown to level for Hampstead & Westminster. But later goals from Ben Arnold and Ed Horler sealed the win for Wimbledon.

Kiran Patel scored two goals in three minutes to help the University of Exeter draw 2-2 at East Grinstead. Luke Emmett and Tijn van Groesen scored the home side’s goals.

Investec Women’s Premier Division

Maria Andrews scored the only goal of the game as Loughborough Students won 1-0 at Beeston.

A last-minute goal saw Clifton Robinsons take a 5-4 win over Hampstead & Westminster in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Sunday.

The victory lifted Clifton to fifth, but saw Hampstead suffer their first defeat of the season. Although they remain second, they are now five points adrift of leaders Surbiton.

Grace Balsdon gave Hampstead & Westminster the lead with penalty corner goals on 13 and 18 minutes. Phoebe Richards hit back for Clifton Robinsons six but Joanna Leigh restored the visitor’s two goal cushion.

Clifton’s Olivia Hopkisson and Kathryn Lane both scored to level the game at 3-3.

Amy Askew put Hampstead ahead with ten minutes to play but two goals from Claire Thomas including a last minute penalty stroke gave Clifton the win.

Surbiton made it seven out of seven with a 3-1 win at the University of Birmingham. Holly Munro, Erica Sanders and Eloise Stenner scored for the visitors, while Catherine Ledesma scored a consolation goal in the last minute for the hosts.

Surbiton stayed top of the table with a 3-1 away victory at University of Birmingham.

Holly Munro, Erica Sanders and Eloise Stenner all scored for the visitors as University of Bimingham’s Catherine Ledesma netting a last minute consolation.

Holcombe boosted their play-off hopes with a 3-2 victory at rivals Buckingham. Goals from Isabella Davison, Candice Manuel and Heather McEwan proved enough to take the win, with Buckingham’s goals coming from Kitty Higgins and Abbie Brant.

Goals from Lydia Macdonnell, Sophie Bray and Cathy Nicholson helped East Grinstead to a 3-0 win at Bowdon Hightown.

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