East Grinstead beat leaders Clifton Robinsons

Erica Sanders of the University of Birmingham. Credit Andy Smith 450

East Grinstead knocked Clifton Robinsons off the top of the Investec Women’s Premier Division when they beat them 3-1 on Saturday.

Pippa Chapman scored two penalty strokes and Zoe Burrell was also on target for East Grinstead. Abigail Porter had put Clifton ahead in the 14th minute before the home side stormed back after the break.

Surbiton capitalised to claim top spot after a commanding 5-0 victory at Bowdon Hightown.

Rebecca Middleton converted a brace of penalty corners, with Sarah Haycroft, Olivia Chilton and Sarah Page all getting on the scoresheet for the visitors.

Erica Sanders (pictured) scored a hat trick as the University of Birmingham ran out comfortable 6-2 winners at home to Reading.

Sanders also missed two penalty strokes in the first half, but was joined on the scoresheet by Lily Owsley, Holly Hunt and Jo Turnbull.

Second half goals from Sarah Jones and Steph Elliott were enough to give Holcombe all three points at Leicester in a 2-0 victory.

Eliza Brett scored a brace to help Canterbury to their first victory of the campaign, a 4-1 win at Slough.

Investec Women's Conference East

Sevenoaks made it three wins out of three in the Investec Women’s Conference East, picking up a home 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten Wimbledon.

Maddie Thompson scored after the break for the hosts, who are yet to concede a goal in the league this campaign.

Alexandra Fenwick score a hat trick to help give Southgate all three points in a comfortable 4-0 win at Northampton Saints.

Victoria Clark and Kate Robinson both scored twice for Chelmsford, as they edged a ten-goal thriller 6-4 away at winless West Herts.

Harleston Magpies were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cambridge City, whilst Hampstead and Westminster defeated St Albans 2-1.

Investec Women's Conference North

Beeston are the only side in the Investec Women’s Conference North with a 100 per cent record after a 2-1 win at Brooklands Poynton.

Trailing at half time after Annie Mills’ early goal, second half strikes from Sophie Robinson and Tori Wensley gave the visitors maximum points.

A second half Briony Hearn goal gave the University of Durham a 1-0 victory at Ben Rhydding to move them into second place in the league.

Liverpool Sefton beat Sutton Coldfield 2-1, Louise Jukes and Emma Gaunt on target to secure their first win of the campaign.

Two goals in the last 15 minutes gave Wakefield a 3-1 win over Timperley, and Loughborough Students won 2-0 at Belper.

Investec Women's Conference West

Olton and West Warwicks still have a 100 per cent record after recording a 3-0 victory at Oxford Hawks in the Investec Women’s Conference West.

Goals from Sally Walton, Katie Brough and Laura Collins secured the points for the league leaders.

Trojans continued their 100 per cent start to the campaign, a Sally Gibson penalty stroke being the difference in a 1-0 victory at Gloucester City.

Megan Crowson scored twice to help Isca to their first victory of the season, a 3-1 win over Exe. And three second half goals led Buckingham to a 3-0 win at Bristol Firebrands.

Elsewhere a second half Lauren Shilvock goal cancelled out Sophie Clayton’s first half goal as Swansea City and Stourport had to settle for a draw.


Investec Women’s Hockey League (Saturday, October 1, 2016):

Investec Women's Premier Division: Bowdon 0, Surbiton 5; East Grinstead 3, Clifton Robinsons 1; Leicester 0, Holcombe 2; Slough 1, Canterbury 4; University of Birmingham 6, Reading 2.

Investec Women's Conference East: Hampstead and Westminster 2, St. Albans 1; Harleston Magpies 1, Cambridge City 1; Northampton Saints 0, Southgate 4; Sevenoaks 1, Wimbledon 0; West Herts 4, Chelmsford 6.

Investec Women's Conference North: Belper 0, Loughborough Students 2; Ben Rhydding 0, University of Durham 1; Brooklands Poynton 1, Beeston 2; Liverpool Sefton 2, Sutton Coldfield 1; Timperley 1, Wakefield 3.

Investec Women's Conference West: Bristol Firebrands 0, Buckingham 3; Gloucester City 0, Trojans 1; Isca 3, Exe 1; Oxford Hawks 0, Olton & West Warwicks 3; Swansea City 1, Stourport 1.