Beeston men’s and ladies’ teams fight back from behind to take the points from Surbiton

Men’s Premier Division

Beeston came from behind to win 4-3 at Surbiton and inflict a first defeat of the season on the league leaders in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

Surbiton took the lead in the 32nd minute when Alan Forsyth scored his first of the day from open play.

William Marshall made it 2-0 in the 44th minute from a penalty corner before Richard Lawrence hit back via a penalty stoke in the 52nd minute for the away side.

Alan Forsyth then added his second for the home team in the 58th to make the score 3-1 going in to the final ten minutes.

But Henry Croft netted for Beeston on the hour mark before James Albery and Nick Park both scored in the 63rd to seal victory for the visitors.

Hampstead and Westminster kept the pressure on leaders Surbiton with a 2-0 victory at home to the University of Exeter.

Richard Smith opened the scoring in the tenth minute before Sam French clinched the victory with a goal in the 64thminute.

Holcombe secured a 2-1 win at home against Wimbledon.

Nicholas Bandurak opened the scoring in the eighth minute before Daniel Webster made it 2-0 in the 15th, while Ed Horler scored the only goal for Wimbledon.

Elsewhere, Brooklands Manchester University ran out 2-1 winners at home to Reading.

Mike Shaw and Alex Humphreys were on the scoresheet for the home side, while Ciaran O’Connell scored for Reading.

Sevenoaks and East Grinstead played out a 2-2 draw. Duncan Parnis and Edward Matts scored the goals for Sevenoaks and Simon Faulkner scored a brace for East Grinstead with both his goals coming from penalty corners.

Investec Ladies’ Premier Division

Beeston battled back from behind to beat leaders Surbiton 2-1 and climb into the top half of the table in the Investec Women’s Premier Division on Saturday.

Surbiton took an early lead in the third minute when Susie Catlin found the net from open play.

Beeston equalised in the 40th minute when Eloise Stenner scored from a penalty corner before Bridget Kiddle scored the winner in the same fashion in the 53rd minute.

Beeston held out to secure all three points and inflict only a second defeat of the season on Surbiton.

Holcombe kept up the pressure on leaders Surbiton with a 3-1 victory at home against the University of Birmingham.

Leah Wilkinson struck first for the home side when she found the net from a penalty corner in the 12th minute. Harriet Mitchell drew the visitors level in the 41st before Holcombe led again in the 43rd from a goal from Joanne Westwood.

Heather McEwan sealed the victory and all three points in the 58th minute after she scored from a penalty corner.

Bowdon Hightown secured their second victory of the campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Buckingham.

Sian French and Aine Curran were the goal scorers for the home side.

Elsewhere, Clifton Robinsons were 2-0 winners at home to bottom of the table Canterbury.

Goals from Claire Thomas and Catherine Macaulay were enough to clinch the points for the home team.

East Grinstead ran out 1-0 winners at home to Slough. Georgie Blackwood scored the only goal of the game in the 29th minute from a penalty corner.

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