Second-placed Holcombe defeat Beeston Ladies

Second-placed Holcombe kept the pressure on Surbiton with a 3-1 victory at Beeston.

Kathryn Lane opened the scoring for Beeston in the ninth minute before goals from Dirkie Chamberlain, Heather McEwan and Sofia Viarengo Cervino sealed all three points for the away side.

East Grinstead came from behind at half time to clinch a 3-2 victory at the University of Birmingham in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

The home team opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Catherine Ledesma found the net from open play.

East Grinstead responded with a goal from Georgie Blackwood in the 22nd minute before falling behind again in the 25th from a goal from Lydia Macdonell.

Ellie Rayer equalised for the away side in the 38th minute before Blackwood clinched victory for East Grinstead in the 60th minute with her second goal from a penalty corner.

Leaders Surbiton secured a 2-1 victory at bottom of the table Canterbury.

Mel Clewlow gave Canterbury the lead in fifth minute but Alice Sharp equalised for the away side in the 15th with a goal from free play. Georgie Twigg scored the winner in the 51st minute when she found the net from open play.

Elsewhere, Claire Thomas scored a brace as Clifton Robinsons ran out 2-1 winners at Buckingham. Natasha James scored the only goal of the game for the home side who suffered their third loss of the season.

Strugglers Slough and Bowdon Hightown played out a 2-2 draw to both secure a point each and pull level with the University of Birmingham.

Emma Onien and Laura Bailey were on the scoresheet for Slough, while Rosie Bailey & Tilly Dyos-Szolkowska scored the goals for Bowdon Hightown.

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