Ladies triumphant against Buckingham

Investec Women’s Premier Division

Beeston added their second victory of the season to their record after winning 2-1 at home against Buckingham.

Sian Emslie gave the home side the lead in the 30th minute from open play.

Rebecca Malyon doubled their advantage 13 minutes later with another goal from free play.

Kitty Higgins scored late on for Buckingham but it was in vain as Beeston held out to secure the points.

Goals from Sophie Bray and Ellie Rayer helped East Grinstead secure their first win of the season on Saturday, beating visitors the University of Birmingham 2-1 in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division.

After a goalless first half Catherine Ledesma put the visitors ahead with a field goal on 36 minutes, but their lead lasted just two minutes before Bray levelled from open play.

And nine minutes later Rayer scored another field goal which proved enough for East Grinstead to take the win and climb off the bottom of the table.

At the other end of the table Surbiton stay top following a 4-3 win at Holcombe.

The hosts struck first through Lorna Cruickshank on nine minutes, but goals from Robyn Collins and Erica Sanders put Surbiton ahead.

Steph Elliott’s 19th minute penalty stroke levelled it again, but Georgie Twigg retook the lead for the visitors ten minutes later with another penalty stroke.

Eloise Stenner gave Surbiton a two-goal cushion with a goal on 43 minutes, and although Philippa Lewis pulled one back for Holcombe on 59 minutes it wasn’t enough for the win.

Elsewhere, Clifton Robinsons secured their second win of the campaign with a 3-2 victory at Bowdon Hightown.

Catherine Macaulay bagged herself a brace and Claire Thomas scored the other for the away side to clinch the points in the 69th minute. Sian French and Xenna Hughes were the goalscorers for Bowdon.

Hampstead & Westminster ran out 1-0 victors at Loughborough Students, Joyce Esser scoring the only goal of the game mid-way through the second half.

Men’s Premier Division

Wimbledon maintained third spot with a 2-0 victory at home to Beeston. Ed Horler and Ben Francis scoring the goals for the home side.

Old Georgians battled back from 3-0 down to secure a point at home against Holcombe in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Sunday.

Barry Middleton got Holcombe off to a good start when he netted from open play in the seventh minute.

Mark Gleghorne doubled their advantage in the 23rd minute to give Holcombe a 2-0 lead going in to half time, and Nicholas Bandurak made it 3-0 shortly after the interval as his side looked set to secure all three points.

But Tom Watson hit back for Old Georgians in the 38th before Andy Bull added another from a penalty stroke four minutes later.

Tom Carson completed the comeback eight minutes from time to clinch a share of the spoils.

Surbiton maintained their 100% record and place at the top of the table with a 4-1 victory at home against East Grinstead on Saturday.

Luke Taylor netted a hat-trick and Arjan Drayton Chana bagged the other to secure the win, while Simon Faulkner scored a late consolation for East Grinstead.

Elsewhere, Hampstead and Westminster moved up to fourth after a 4-3 win at Reading.

Josh Kelly, Kwan Browne, Rupert Shipperley and Paul Melkert all scored for the away side. Charlie Ellison, Louis Gittens and Peter Scott were the scorers for Reading.

Brooklands Manchester University secured their second victory of the campaign with a 3-2 win at the University of Exeter.

William Battistessa, Sam Perrin and David Flanagan all found the net for Brooklands.

Rhys Bradshaw and James Ferguson scored for the University of Exeter.

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