Holcombe set for Bowdon Hightown test
Holcombe set for Bowdon Hightown test

Bowdon Hightown are preparing to make the trip south to Holcombe as the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division continues to provide some mouth-watering clashes.

A raft of big-name summer signings have boosted Bowdon Hightown’s hopes for the 2017-18 campaign, with GB and England stars Sam Quek and Kirsty Mackay having joined the club as well as Wales and GB Under-23 midfielder Julie Whiting.

But having won one, drawn one and lost one of their first three games, Bowdon Hightown are yet to find top gear.

“We’re looking forward to playing Holcombe,” said Bowdon Hightown’s First XI Manager Sam Leckey. “It has been a good start on the whole, but we consider ourselves unlucky not to have more points given the chances we’ve created.

“We’ve had a good influx of players into the club at all levels, a bit of a Rio effect! We’ve picked up some great talent, especially at first XI level.

“We’re definitely targeting the play-offs. The last couple of seasons have been a bit difficult, but we think we’ve got enough talent to push for the top four.”

The bottom two in the early table come up against each other as Canterbury host Clifton Robinsons on Saturday, while Leicester are at home against Buckingham.

In the Investec Conference East, Hampstead and Westminster go to Bedford as they bid to make it four out of four, while Sevenoaks are similarly on a 100% record so far and they head to Harleston Magpies.

In the Men’s Premier Division, Reading will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at Beeston when they host Holcombe on Saturday evening.

Also on Saturday Sevenoaks are at home against East Grinstead and Canterbury travel to Hampstead and Westminster with the two Kent teams, who occupy the bottom two places in the table, looking for their first points of the season.

 

FIXTURES

 

Saturday, October 14 2017

 

Investec Women’s Hockey League

 

Investec Premier Division

East Grinstead v Slough 13:30

Canterbury v Clifton Robinsons 14:00

Holcombe v Bowdon Hightown 14:00

Leicester v Buckingham 14:00

Univ of Birmingham v Surbiton 14:15

 

Investec Conference East

St Albans v Cambridge City 13:00

Barnes v Chelmsford 13:30

Harleston Magpies v Sevenoaks 14:00

Wimbledon v Southgate 14:00

Bedford v Hampstead & Westminster 14:30

 

Men’s Premier Division

Sevenoaks v East Grinstead 17:00

Reading v Holcombe 18:00

 

Picture supplied by Grout Photography.

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