The top teams in the men’s and women’s Premier 1 division clashed on the latest round of the England Hockey League, with Cannock (men) extending their lead and Fyffes Leicester overtaking Ipswich at the top of the women’s ladder.
The top two teams in Women’s Premier 1 met on Saturday and second placed Fyffes Leicester beat Ipswich 4-1 to move to the top of the table with Kate Sharland and Becky Herbert both netting braces.
On Sunday Leicester were surprisingly held 4-4 at Harleston, but Ipswich failed to take advantage losing 4-2 at home to Bowdon Hightown to now be three points adrift.
At the other end of the table
The top two also met in Men’s Premier 1 and leaders Cannock went a long way to retaining their title with a 2-1 win over second-placed
Third placed Loughborough Students easily beat Firebrands 5-1 and now need just two points from their last four matches to secure a Super Cup place.
Fourth-placed Guildford are also looking likely to be playing in the tournament on their home pitch after a 6-2 win at Chelmsford which saw Danny Hall net a hat trick. Hampstead beat Teddington 2-1 but with
Women – Saturday 2 April
Canterbury 3 defeated Trojans 1
Slough 4 defeated
Goals: Slough - Vicky Goodacre FG 6m, Jane Smith PC 44m FG 61m, Fiona Greenham PC 59m; Clifton - Lisa Hunter FG 21m, Carys Hopkins PC 30m
Olton & West Warwicks 2 defeated Doncaster 1
Goals: Olton & West Warwicks - Rachel Walker PC 15m, Denise Marston-Smith FG 26m;
Fyffes Leicester 4 defeated Ipswich 1
Goals: Fyffes Leicester - Kate Sharland FG 20m FG 59m, Rebecca Herbert FG 28m FG 69m;
Harleston Magpies 3 drew Bowdon Hightown 3
Goals: Harleston Magpies - Emma Lee-Smith PS 11m, Evie Van Poortvliet FG 25m, Louise Hewitt FG 30m; Bowdon Hightown - Michelle Liptrot PC 16m, Tina Cullen PS 26m, Nikki O’Donnell PC 54m
Women – Sunday 3 April
Harleston Magpies 4 defeated Fyffes Leicester 4
Goals: Harleston Magpies - Donna Cawston PC 5m, Angie Banham FG 9m, Becky Baker PC 42m, Emma Lee-Smith PS 66m; Fyffes Leicester - Parys Edwards FG 28m FG 61m, Jennie Bimson FG 49m, Kate Sharland FG 54m
Bowdon Hightown 4 defeated Ipswich 2
Goals: Bowdon Hightown - Tina Cullen FG 12m, Nadine Merabi FG 13m, Charlotte Butterfield FG 36m, Aimee Clark FG 62m; Ipswich - Lizzie Aldous PC 46m, Cath Gillatt-Smith FG 55m
Doncaster 3 defeated Sutton Coldfield 0
Clifton 4 defeated Trojans 2
Goals: Clifton - Helen Grant FG 31m, Sandra Frankland FG 42m, Juliette
Guildford 6 defeated
Goals: Guildford - Danny Hall PC 17m FG 58m FG 60m, Ian Jennings PC 31m PC 47m, Andy Whalley FG 65m;
Loughborough Students 5 defeated Firebrands 1
Goals: Loughborough Students - Mark Gleghorne FG 6m FG 48m, Paul Wicken FG 12m FG 28m, David Appleton PC 50m; Firebrands - Simon Lanyon PC 17m
Cannock 2 defeated Reading 1
Goals: Cannock - Andy Humphrey PC 24m, Richard Lane FG 42m;
Old Loughtonians 2 defeated
Goals: Old Loughtonians - Oliver Didham FG 3m FG 5m
Hampstead & Westminster 2 defeated Teddington 1
Goals: Hampstead & Westminster - Chris Ambridge FG 15m, Will Nurse PC 60m; Teddington - Mike Williamson PC 41m
Fyffes Leicester 47 points
Bowdon Hightown 35
Olton & West Warwicks 32
Harleston Magpies 16
Sutton Coldfield 1
Cannock 50 points
Loughborough Students 36
Old Loughtonians 26
Hampstead & Westminster 24
St Albans 0
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