Canterbury Hockey Club's men and women enjoy victories
Canterbury Ladies enjoyed a perfect weekend which enhanced their
National Premier Division title prospects.
The city club won 4-0 at Clifton on Saturday, while
second-placed Leicester suffered a 1-0 defeat to Reading the
With three league games remaining, Canterbury are four points
ahead of Reading. Defending champions Leicester are now third,
behind the Berkshire side on goal difference, although they do have
a game in hand on the top two.
Fifth-placed Bowdon Hightown are seven points behind Canterbury,
meaning the city club can seal a top-four place and a play-off spot
with victory at the University of Birmingham on Saturday.
At Clifton, Mel Clewlow (pictured) opened the scoring inside a
minute and Sarah Kerly scored the second three minutes later.
Jade Mayne fired the third to all but seal the points after 13
minutes while Eliza Brett capped the convincing display with the
fourth seven minutes from time.
Canterbury’s men secured a vital win over Hampstead &
Westminster on Sunday to keep their Premier Division play-off
The city club had lost four consecutive matches and six of seven
games before the trip to the capital but a seventh-minute penalty
corner strike from Liam Foster gave them a lead which Huw Stevens
doubled a minute before the break.
Foster’s second on 51 minutes sealed the points to keep
Canterbury third, although their top-four prospects weren’t helped
by Subiton’s shock win over leaders Beeston.
With three games remaining, the city club are a point behind
second-placed Reading, level on points with fourth-placed
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