Battling Canterbury see their lead cut

East Grinstead in action against Canterbury in the Women's Super 6s Premier Division. Credit Andy Smith - 450


Canterbury dropped their first points of the Women’s Super 6s Championship in Saturday’s supercharged action, but they still lead the Premier Division after the latest round of matches in Telford.

Trailing 2-0 at half time, Canterbury battled back to share the spoils 2-2 with Bowdon Hightown. The top two scorers in the Division, Tina Cullen and Sally Walton had given Bowdon the lead, only for goals from Grace Balsdon and Lizzie Neal to bring the match back level.

Canterbury hit back in their second match, beating Reading 3-2 with Anna Kolarova scoring twice and Neal adding another.

East Grinstead climbed to second spot – just one point behind Canterbury – with victories over Leicester and the University of Birmingham. Malou Pheninckx scored a hat-trick in their second game, while Emma Lee-Smith and Zoe Burrell scored twice on the day.

After their draw with Canterbury, Bowdon went on to win 6-2 over Slough after trailing 2-0 at half time. They are now third in the table and within one win of the leaders.

Tina Cullen hit a hat-trick in the Slough victory and Sally Walton added another two to ensure the pair stay top of the goalscorers’ table.

Earlier in the day, Slough had beaten the University of Birmingham 3-2, while Surbiton are still bottom of the table after losing 7-1 to Sutton Coldfield and only managing a 2-2 draw with Leicester.

The day’s final match saw three goals in the final five minutes as Sutton Coldfield and Reading drew 3-3.

* For goalscorers and full competition details, including live updates click here - https://englandhockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/8


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