Holcombe comeback brings victory
Holcombe comeback brings victory

Holcombe battled back from behind to grab all three points against Clifton Robinsons, winning 3-2 after a thrilling encounter in the Women’s Hockey League Premier Division.

Ashley Mainwaring gave Clifton the lead, tucking home from a penalty corner on six minutes. But Holcombe hit back through Agueda Moroni Melgarejo on 22 minutes and just four minutes later, Beth Bingham gave the visitors the lead.

After the break Lorna Jane Cruickshank made it 3-1 to Holcombe, but Kathryn Lane’s strike for Clifton with four minutes remaining made for a tense end to the match.

Both sides have now won two games each, with Holcombe’s superior goal difference pushing them into sixth.

Canterbury had Tilly Tillings to thank for their 1-0 win over Wimbledon Seconds in the Division One South.

Isca v Sevenoaks was postponed due to a decision by the University of Exeter, in consultation with Public Health England, to not permit any community sport involving students.

Meanwhile, Bromley & Beckenham beat Canterbury Seconds 2-0 in the Women’s Conference East.

The match between the University of Durham and Holcombe in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division was postponed.

Reading kept the pressure on Teddington at the top of Division One South by inflicting a first defeat of the season on Canterbury.

Rory Penrose, Oscar Allan, Ciaran O’Connell, Thomas Minall, Andrew Oxburgh and Matt Richards were all on target in the resounding 6-0 win.

James Thomas, Edward Matts and Andrew Ross were on target for Sevenoaks as they edged Oxford Hawks 3-2.