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