Newton's law as Slough beat Wakefield

Action from the play-off match between Slough and Wakefield, Mar 29 2015. Credit Andy Smith - 450

A hat-trick from Philipa Newton helped Slough win 3-0 over Wakefield and make a great start to their bid for top-flight hockey in the Investec Women’s Promotion Tournament.

Sunday’s win puts Slough top of the early table, although Buckingham are level following their 4-3 win over East Grinstead.

Goals from Jess Bloom, Zoe Shipperley and Leanne Grimsley helped Buckingham go three-nil up just before half time.

East Grinstead pulled one back through Heather Batten just before the whistle, and after Kitty Higgins and Alice Pyrgos had traded goals to make it 4-2, Batten bagged her second to narrow the gap and ensure an anxious final seven minutes.

And in the relegation play-offs, Bristol Firebrands took a step towards avoiding the drop when they beat Horsham 2-1 with goals from Georgie Field and Miranda Caillard, the latter in the final minute.

* Attached photo shows action from the play-off match between Slough and Wakefield, Mar 29 2015. Credit Andy Smith.

Investec Women’s Hockey League (Sunday, March 29 2015):

Investec Women’s Promotion Tournament: Buckingham 4, East Grinstead 3; Slough 3, Wakefield 0.

Investec Women’s Relegation Play-offs: Horsham 1, Bristol Firebrands 2.

Investec Women’s Finals Weekend: 18-19 April 2015

Tickets to the dramatic conclusion of the Investec Women’s Hockey League are now on sale. This showpiece event has relocated to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the fantastic new venue of our international fixtures.

The Finals weekend will see England’s top women’s clubs compete for glory in the showpiece finale to the domestic leagues. Also on display will be the promotion tournaments where 9th place in the Premier Division battles it out against the winners of the three regional Conferences for two spots in the Premier Division for 2015/16. For full details click here.

Advance tickets cost from £17.50 for adults and just £5 for U18s. Weekend tickets are also available from £22.50 for adults and £8 for U18s.


England Hockey launches a new cash-back scheme for affiliated clubs, available for the NOW: Pensions Men's Finals Weekend, Investec Women's Finals Weekend and Nations Cup this April. Click here for more information.