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Buckingham suffer 6th successive defeat

Vitality Women’s and Men’s Hockey League Premier Division Review – 4/5 December 2021

263776812 10217385324819878 3534937126840537939 n - Buckingham suffer 6th successive defeat - Phase One of both Premier Divisions were finally completed this weekend as Buckingham travelled to the University of Birmingham in the Vitality Women’s Hockey League on Saturday and Brooklands Manchester University hosted Holcombe in the Men’s Hockey League on Sunday
Image – Andy Smith

Phase One of both Premier Divisions were finally completed this weekend as Buckingham travelled to the University of Birmingham in the Vitality Women’s Hockey League on Saturday and Brooklands Manchester University hosted Holcombe in the Men’s Hockey League on Sunday

Buckingham slipped to their sixth successive defeat with a 2-1 loss at the University of Birmingham, who finished two points adrift of sixth placed Clifton Robinsons. Buckingham trailed 2-0, Millie Attwell putting the students ahead with a 22nd minute penalty corner conversion and Becky Manton doubling the lead from open play in the 39th minute. Kitty Higgins converted a penalty corner in the 51st minute, but Buckingham finished Phase 1 in tenth place, two points behind ninth placed Holcombe.

Brooklands Manchester University lost their fifth game in the last six as Holcombe won 8-2 in the North West. Nick Bandurak opened the scoring for Holcombe in the 8th minute, but Brooklands responded immediately, Jack Artist equalising in the 10th minute. Holcombe led 3-1 at half time, Barry Middleton restoring the visitors’ lead in the 28th minute and Dan Edwards scoring the third goal in the 32nd minute.

James Davies added the fourth goal immediately after half time, but Peter Flanagan replied for Brooklands with a 48th minute penalty corner conversion to make the score 4-2. Holcombe responded with four goals in a seven minute spell, Harry Trusler scoring in the 53rd minute, Middleton completing a hat-trick with goals in the 55th and 60th minutes and Jake Owen scoring a minute before Middleton’s hat-trick goal, all ten goals at Brooklands coming from open play.

Holcombe closed to within three points of the top four with their victory, whilst Brooklands remained in tenth place, one point behind ninth placed University of Durham and a further point behind eighth placed Beeston.

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hampstead & Westminster1090126121427
2East Grinstead1080233122124
3Surbiton1073026121424
4Wimbledon1062231102120
5Beeston104151618-213
6Clifton Robinsons103341522-712
7University of Birmingham102441322-910
8Loughborough Students103161528-1310
9Holcombe102261118-78
10Buckingham101361324-116
11Swansea100191031-211
Vitality Women’s Hockey League
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Old Georgians109014654127
2Wimbledon1081138112725
3Hampstead & Westminster1072128181023
4Surbiton1071244152922
5Holcombe1061337191819
6East Grinstead103162033-1310
7Oxted103161635-1910
8Beeston102262030-108
9University of Durham102171137-267
10Brooklands MU101361650-346
11University of Exeter100191538-231
Men’s England Hockey League

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