No points on the road for the Bees

Investec Women’s Premier Division

The University of Birmingham beat bottom side Beeston 2-0 thanks to goals from Lauren Hunt and Caroline Spence.

Surbiton were made to work hard for their 1-0 win over a battling Clifton Robinsons side in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

A second half goal from England and GB ace Georgie Twigg ultimately proved the difference and left Surbiton with a 100% record, but they stay second to Hampstead & Westminster on goal difference.

Jo Leigh and Mel Wilkinson scored two goals each in Hampstead & Westminster’s 5-1 victory at Bowdon Hightown.

The home side found themselves 3-0 down after 55 minutes thanks to Jasmine Clark’s goal for the London outfit.

A quick reply from Bowdon’s Rosie Bailey wasn’t enough as the visitors slotted another two past the home side to stay top of the table.

Elsewhere, Lucy Millington’s effort for visitors Loughborough Students salvaged a 1-1 draw against Holcombe after Joanne Westwood put the hosts in front.

Amy Costello put East Grinstead ahead against Buckingham but Abbie Brant levelled for the latter in the 1-1 stalemate.

Men’s Premier Division

Brooklands MU won 2-1 at home against Beeston.

Thomas Lush opened the scoring for the home side in the fourth minute before Adam Dixon levelled with a 67th minute penalty stroke.

Eddie Way scored a dramatic winner when he slotted home from a penalty corner in the 69th minute.

Elsewhere, Wimbledon produced an excellent display in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Sunday, winning 12-0 at home against the University of Exeter.

Four goals from Ed Horler and a hat-trick a piece for Ben Francis and Ben Arnold ensured there was no way back for the away side.

Tom Barratt and Phil Roper both added one each to Wimbledon’s tally before full time to cap a great performance from the home side.

Old Georgians maintained their position at the top of the table, winning 5-0 at East Grinstead.

James Tindall gave the away side the lead in the fourth minute from open play before England international Sam Ward doubled their advantage in the 41st minute.

Tom Carson made it 3-0 in the 52nd minute before adding a fourth nine minutes later from free play as Ward capped off the victory shortly after with a goal from a penalty corner.

On Saturday, Holcombe won 3-2 at Reading to maintain third position in the table.

Robert Field, Jeremy Edwards and Harry Trusler were all on the scoresheet for the away side while Terry Kynaston and Jatinder Bachu were the goal scorers for Reading.

Investec Women’s Conference North

Sutton Coldfield maintained their impressive opening to the season with a 5-1 victory over Beeston’s second team to stay top of the Investec Women’s Conference North.

Emma McCabe found the net three times in the victory, while Vicky Woolford also scored two first half goals in the win.

Pendle Forest also won 5-1 to keep pace with the league leaders on maximum points.

Lisa Crewe and Charlotte Hartley scored twice each for Pendle Forest in the win over Yorkshire side Wakefield.

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