Canterbury top after two more wins

Bowdon Hightown's Sally Walton looks for a way through the Canterbury defence, credit www.hockeyimages.co.uk


Canterbury are the only team left with a 100 per cent record after day two of the Women’s Super Sixes Championship at the Phoenix Sport and Leisure Centre at Dawley, near Telford, on Sunday.

Victories over last season’s runners-up East Grinstead and Leicester left Canterbury three points clear at the top.

In Sunday’s second match they overcame East Grinstead 3-2. Anna Kolarova’s 17-th minute strike was cancelled out by two from East Grinstead. But Kolarova hit back with a goal on 25 minutes to pull them back level, and then scored from another penalty corner in second half injury time to snatch the win.

Canterbury then went on to beat Leicester 5-4 with Kolarova scoring twice, while Sarah Kerly added two and Susie Rowe one.

Bowdon Hightown lie second after storming to victories over Leicester and Surbiton on Sunday. Sally Walton (pictured) scored five in their 7-8 win over Leicester, for whom Chloe Rogers also scored five.

And Walton then added another two in their 11-3 win over Surbiton to end the opening weekend as top scorer. Tina Cullen scored four against Surbiton, while Holly Hunt also scored twice.

After their defeat to Canterbury, East Grinstead bounced back with an 8-3 win over Reading, who also lost out 4-2 to the University of Birmingham.

Slough drew 5-5 with Surbiton, and then hammered Sutton Coldfield 7-1 with Alex Scott scoring four times. Sutton Coldfield also lost out 4-1 to the University of Birmingham.

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