HomeHockeyAll Eyes On Swansea As They Document First Ever Premier League Win

All Eyes On Swansea As They Document First Ever Premier League Win


Vitality Ladies’s Hockey League Premier Division Overview – 19/20 March 2022

Swansea made historical past on Saturday at Loughborough College students after they received their first ever Vitality Ladies’s Hockey League Premier Division match after going winless of their first eighteen video games during the last two seasons. Abigail Romig’s 25th minute opener and a second from Betsan Thomas 4 minutes after half time gave Swansea a 2-0 lead and though Jen Park brought on a number of anxious moments with the third open play purpose of the sport on the hour mark, the Welsh membership have been to not be denied their second of glory.

Swansea battled once more on Sunday, however misplaced narrowly on the College of Birmingham, Millie Giglio’s penalty nook proper on half time sufficient to maneuver Birmingham again as much as seventh, two factors forward of eighth positioned Buckingham with a recreation in hand. With Birmingham initially scheduled for a bye week earlier than the Swansea rearranged fixture, Buckingham had briefly overtaken Birmingham into seventh after their 2-1 house win over Holcombe on Saturday. Tania Escaich put Holcombe forward within the 11th minute, however Buckingham made a second half comeback, Maddie Newlyn equalising within the 39th and Olivia Strickland incomes the win within the 53rd minute in one other three open play purpose match.

Within the Prime Six, Surbiton are on the cusp of their eighth successive title after they beat Clifton Robinsons 3-0 at Sugden Street on Saturday. Darcy Bourne adopted up her run of three successive hat-tricks with a brace however was denied a historic fourth successive treble by the left publish from a 22nd minute penalty stroke. Bourne opened the scoring with a 34th minute penalty nook conversion after which struck once more from open play two minutes after half time. Meg Dowthwaite added Surbiton’s third purpose from a penalty nook within the 57th minute.

Surbiton lead East Grinstead by seven factors with simply three video games remaining after Beeston rebounded from the 7-1 house mauling by Surbiton to win 3-2 in West Sussex. Alex Malzer gave East Grinstead a sixth minute lead however Beeston turned the match round by the 20th, Mads Newitt levelling within the 16th minute and Alice Huddlestone placing the Nottingham membership forward, all three targets coming from open play. Lauren Burrell prolonged Beeston’s lead with a 53rd minute penalty nook conversion, however though Sophie Bray decreased the deficit in the identical method with eight minutes to play, Beeston held on for the win. Bray and Bourne are actually locked collectively on 17 targets within the prime goalscorer chart.

Wimbledon closed to inside one level of East Grinstead of their quest for a spot in Europe, Fiona Burnet’s 56th minute penalty nook sufficient to safe a 1-0 win at fourth positioned Hampstead & Westminster, though solely two factors separate second to fourth within the race for European qualification.

Pos Crew P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Surbiton 17 13 4 0 51 17 34 43
2 East Grinstead 17 12 0 5 48 26 22 36
3 Wimbledon 17 11 2 4 44 15 29 35
4 Hampstead & Westminster 17 11 1 5 41 28 13 34
5 Beeston 17 6 2 9 27 40 -13 20
6 Clifton Robinsons 17 3 4 10 23 47 -24 13
Vitality Premier Division Prime 6
Pos Crew P W D L F A GD Pts
1 College of Birmingham 14 5 5 4 21 25 -4 20
2 Buckingham 15 5 3 7 24 30 -6 18
3 Holcombe 15 3 4 8 19 26 -7 13
4 Loughborough College students 15 4 1 10 22 41 -19 13
5 Swansea 15 1 2 12 13 38 -25 5
Vitality Premier Division Backside 5



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