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Canterbury Ladies' win at Sutton Coldfield takes them back on top of Investec Hockey League

17 February 2014
by Andrew Gidley

Canterbury Ladies are back on top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League after a 2-0 win at Sutton Coldfield on Saturday.

A goal in each half by Kim Young and Mel Clewlow set up a 10th win of the season to leave them a point clear of Reading – 2-1 winners at University of Birmingham – and three ahead of morning leaders Surbiton who lost 2-0 at home to Leicester.

Young put Canterbury in front after 13 minutes before Clewlow doubled the lead with 15 minutes left.

Mel Clewlow

Mel Clewlow

Meanwhile, Canterbury men stay sixth in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League, following a 6-5 win over Cannock at Polo Farm, nine of the goals coming in the second half.

The visitors took the lead after only three minutes, before player-coach Kwan Browne levelled 12 minutes later.

Three goals in 11 minutes soon after half-time by Liam Foster, skipper Michael Farrar and Ben Alberry put the hosts 4-1 up, only for Cannock to pull one back a minute later.

Isaac O’Connor hit Canterbury’s fifth, before Cannock hit two in two minutes and make it 5-4.

Tom Richford hit number six, as the home side held on, despite the Staffordshire side getting a fifth, four minutes from the end.

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