Early table toppers Hampstead & Westminster put an end to East Grinstead’s two-year unbeaten run with a fine 3-2 victory over their rivals on Saturday in the Vitality Women’s Premier Division.
East Grinstead’s 22-game unbeaten run was halted on the road at Paddington Rec as the Londoners put down a firm marker on their own title hopes.
Lauren Hunt had opened the scoring for the hosts while Holly Hunt and EG’s top scorer Sophie Bray – with two in as many minutes in the closing stages – both scored braces
Meanwhile Beeston went down 2-0 at Surbiton. Newly married Georgie Twigg’s PC conversion and Eloise Stenner left the Bees nursing their fourth defeat in five in London.
Buckingham recorded a second consecutive 1-1 draw, this time against Clifton Robinsons. Lauren Thomas scored for Buckingham in the 14th minute before Clifton equalised four minutes later through Carla Dunnett.
Holcombe came from two down to draw 2-2 with the University of Birmingham, as both clubs picked up their first points of the season.
Millie Giglio and Becky Manton had given the students the lead before Izzy Shelley and Becky Iaw drew Holcombe level.
Loughborough’s home game against Wimbledon was called off as a mark of respect following the sad passing of respected coach Andrew Gibbons.