Beeston victorious at Canterbury

Beeston were victorious by a margin of 3-1 at bottom of the table Canterbury.

The game sparked to life in the second half with Kathryn Lane, Sophie McDowell and Rebekah Walker all getting on the scoresheet for the away team. Katie Williams scored the only goal for Canterbury.

Elsewhere, Holcombe inflicted Surbiton’s first league defeat of the season, narrowing their lead at the top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division to just three points.

In what was a close affair between the two sides the only goal of the game came in the 62nd minute when Candice Manuel found the net from open play.

Buckingham moved up to third after winning 1-0 at home to Slough, with Natasha James slotting in from open play in the 59th minute to be the difference between the two sides.

Catherine Macaulay and Claire Thomas both scored a brace to help Clifton Robinsons seal a 4-2 victory at home to the University of Birmingham.

Olivia Paige and Lauren Hunt both scored for the away side but it was in vain as Birmingham were condemned to their third defeat of the season.

Bowdon Hightown secured their first victory of the season with a 1-0 win at home to Beeston.

Rosie Bailey scored from a penalty corner in the 32nd minute to secure maximum points for the first time this season for the home side.

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