Canterbury Hockey Club ladies stay top of the National Premier Division with victory over Bowdon Hightown
Canterbury ladies stayed top of the National Premier
Division after a fine 2-1 win at play-off hopefuls Bowdon Hightown
Cara Jones put the city club ahead on 17 minutes and Eliza Brett
(pictured) doubled the advantage six minutes into the second
Although prolific GB international Tina Cullen pulled one back
for the hosts seven minutes later, the visitors defended solidly to
secure the points.
Canterbury remain top of the table, a point clear of
second-placed Leicester, who won 1-0 against Olton.
Third-placed Reading were held to a 1-1 draw by Surbiton and are
six points off top spot having played a game more than the city
Meanwhile, Canterbury skipper Susannah Townsend and defender
Dilly Newton helped England to a bronze medal at the Investec
Challenge in South Africa on Sunday.
England twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Australia in
Cape Town before edging a 3-2 win on penalty-flicks.
Canterbury’s men saw their top-four chances in the National
Premier Division dented by a 6-5 defeat at Loughborough Students on
The hosts raced 3-0 up inside 25 minutes and although Michael
Farrer pulled one back within a minute, it was 5-1 to Loughborough
two minutes after half-time.
Liam Foster and Farrer reduced the deficit but the hosts added a
sixth goal six minutes from time.
Canterbury responded by withdrawing their keeper and two goals
in three minutes from Nat Joy and Foster set up a grandstand
finale, although the visitors could not find an unlikley leveller
in the dying seconds.
Canterbury stayed second but are 10 points behind leaders
Beeston and only five ahead of fifth-placed Surbiton.
Picture: Ady Kerry/England
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