East Grinstead extend their league at the top

East Grinstead stretched their lead at the top of the WHL Premier to four points and took their unbeaten run to 21 games following their 3-2 home win over the University of Birmingham.  Jess Denniff broke the deadlock in the 11th minute with the division’s leading goalscorer, Sophie Bray doubling East Grinstead’s lead five minutes later. Millie Attwell scored Birmingham’s first goal in 286 minutes to reduce the deficit in the 45th minute, only for Bray to score her second of the game and sixth goal of the campaign three minutes later. Coca Hall gave East Grinstead a few anxious moments three minutes from time, but East Grinstead marched on.

With Loughborough having a bye week, Wimbledon took advantage and moved into second with a 1-0 win at Beeston. Phoebe Nixon scored the only goal in the 31st minute, but Loughborough have two games in hand over both Wimbledon and East Grinstead.

Hampstead moved up to fourth with a 1-0 victory at Holcombe. Nicola White was Hampstead’s heroine with a goal in the penultimate minute as further evidence of her return from injury.

Swansea’s game at Surbiton was postponed due to the Welsh firebreak which was also a factor in Clifton Robinsons’ postponement at Buckingham as some of Clifton’s players are based in Wales.

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