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Hockey 5s Championship: Women’s Premier Division report and results, Dec 14 2014

After losing both their opening matches on Saturday, Canterbury kick-started their campaign in the Hockey 5s Championship Women’s Premier Division with two wins on Sunday at Bromsgrove School.

They opened the day with a 4-2 win over Sutton Coldfield who were unbeaten and second in the table after day one, and Canterbury then beat Harleston Magpies 6-2 later in the day.

Sarah Kerly bagged three goals on day two to add to the two goals she scored on Saturday, while Mel Clewlow, Dirkie Chamberlain and Lizzie Neal all scored twice on Sunday.

But the table is still being led by Bowdon Hightown who are the only team with a 100 per cent record intact. They beat Harleston magpies 3-1 on Sunday morning, before overcoming Clifton 6-2 later in the day.

Sally Walton scored a hat-trick in each of the matches on day two, while Tina Cullen also scored three in their win over Clifton.

Slough moved up to second spot after clinching a win and a draw on Sunday.

They beat East Grinstead 4-2 with Alex Scott scoring all their goals, and then drew 3-3 with the University of Birmingham, with Scott scoring twice more and Laura Bailey bagging the other.

That leaves Alex Scott top of the scoring table with 11 in total, while Bowdon’s Sally Walton is second with ten.

The University of Birmingham drew both their games on Sunday 3-3, first against Sutton Coldfield them Slough.

East Grinstead are fourth in the table after day two. They beat Reading 6-3, but lost out 4-2 to Slough.

The Premier Division resumes on January 3-4 2015 at the same venue, while Division One starts on January 10-11 at Nottingham Trent University.

For goalscorers and full competition details, including live updates click here

The main photo shows action from the Canterbury v East Grinstead match. Credit: Ravi Ghowry.

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