Vitality Ladies’s Hockey League Premier Division Evaluation – 26 March 2022
Surbiton formally want some extent from their final two video games at East Grinstead and at dwelling to Wimbledon to assert their eighth successive Vitality Ladies’s Hockey League Premier Division crown after falling on the eighteenth hurdle of their quest to document the third unbeaten common season of their historical past.
Surbiton have been unbeaten within the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, but Hampstead & Westminster ended their hopes of a 3rd flawless marketing campaign with a 2-0 win at Sugden Highway on Saturday night. A 3rd-minute penalty stroke from Grace Balsdon and Lucy Hyams’ tenth objective of the season from open play within the forty seventh minute boosted Hampstead’s hopes of claiming second place and European qualification and mathematically prevented Surbiton from celebrating, though Hampstead would wish to overturn a 17 worse objective distinction along with beating Beeston and East Grinstead at dwelling whereas hoping Surbiton misplaced each of theirs.
Surbiton adopted Bowdon Hightown because the second group to lose their unbeaten document within the eighteenth match of the season as Bowdon received their first seventeen video games of the 2008-09 season earlier than shedding 3-1 at Canterbury on the ultimate day of the season.
Hampstead moved as much as second place, six factors behind Surbiton as each East Grinstead and Wimbledon misplaced 3-1 away from dwelling to drop out of the title race. East Grinstead misplaced 3-1 at Clifton Robinsons, who led 3-0 as Claire Jones, Catherine Macaulay and Livvy Hoskins have been devastating from open play within the 15th, 28th and 40th minutes. The West Sussex membership’s solely comfort was that Sophie Bray’s 52nd minute open play objective took her again to the highest of the division goalscoring charts along with her 18th objective of the season, one forward of Surbiton’s Darcy Bourne.
Beeston had not scored a objective in three earlier Premier Division matches towards Wimbledon, however rapidly made amends, Lucy Millington opening the scoring within the third minute earlier than Sophie Robinson doubled their lead within the 40th minute. Sarah-Jayne Thorburn halved the deficit with a 61st minute penalty nook conversion however a minute later, Millington scored Beeston’s third open play objective of the day to clinch their second successive win.
Within the race for the second European place, Hampstead are on 37 with East Grinstead on 36 and Wimbledon on 35.
Within the Backside 5, Swansea’s relegation was confirmed as they misplaced 3-0 at dwelling to the College of Birmingham. Millie Attwell gave Birmingham a 22nd minute lead earlier than Lily Walker transformed a penalty nook within the 47th minute and Delyth Thomas added a 3rd objective from open play within the 54th minute to make sure that the Welsh membership’s prime flight standing will stop on the finish of the season.
Holcombe and Loughborough College students, now assured of security following England Hockey’s announcement that just one group can be relegated from every Premier Division following the choice to broaden the 2022-23 prime flights to 12 groups, met in Kent with Holcombe profitable 4-2.
It was a sport of two halves with Holcombe storming to a 4-0 half time lead via a brace of open play objectives from Candice Manuel within the tenth minute and Tania Escaich, who had scored 5 objectives in Leicestershire in February, scoring within the 21st minute. Harriet Pittard and Ivanna Pessina contributed penalty nook conversions within the 33rd and 35th minutes to go away Loughborough reeling.
The College students mounted a restoration of types within the second half, Izzy Petter pulling a objective again within the 39th minute and Beth Alexander scoring Loughborough’s second objective within the 58th minute, Holcombe conceding two open play objectives. Buckingham had a bye week.
|2||Hampstead & Westminster||18||12||1||5||43||28||15||37|
|1||College of Birmingham||15||6||5||4||24||25||-1||23|
|4||Loughborough College students||16||4||1||11||24||45||-21||13|