Investec Women’s Championship Playoffs: Surbiton 3-0 Canterbury.

Investec Women's Hockey LeagueGoals from Emily Atkinson, Hollie Webb and Jenna Woolven fired Surbiton to a 3-0 win over Canterbury and their first Investec Women’s Championship Trophy. Brett Garrard’s side, in only their second season in the Premier League and their second appearance at the playoffs held off a spirited display from the Kent side to cap a perfect weekend for the Sugden Road outfit.

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Investec Women’s Championship Playoffs 3rd/4th Place: Reading 6-0 Clifton.

Reading bounced back from the disappointment of yesterday’s semi-final defeat to Surbiton with a dominant display to hammer Clifton 6-0 to seal third place in the playoffs. A hat-trick from Becky Halle, two from Alex Danson and another from Jess Brooker did the damage as Clifton simply could not live with their opponents.

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Investec Women’s Promotion Playoffs: Buckingham 2-0 Sutton Coldfield.

Two goals from Buckingham captain Zoe Shipperley ensured the West Conference side finally take their place in the top flight at the fifth time of trying.
Having qualified for playoffs the last four seasons before this one and having missed out, it was starting to look like it might never happen for Buckingham, especially after their crushing defeat by Holcombe yesterday. However, a splendid defensive display and a brace from their inspirational skipper were enough to get them over the line, condemning Sutton Coldfield to relegation- the first premier league side to suffer that fate via the playoffs.  Continue reading

Investec Women’s Promotion Playoffs: Holcombe 8-2 Brooklands Poynton.

Holcombe secured a deserved place in next season’s Premier League with a brutal display of finishing blitzing Brooklands Poynton by 8-2 in their final game of this playoff competition. Holcombe went into the game needing only a draw to go up but there was never any doubt of them pushing for anything other than a win as Megan Frazer helped herself to a hat-trick adding to goals from Shelley Russell (2), Nikki Daly, Lucy Wood and Steph Elliott.  Continue reading

Investec Women’s Championship Playoffs Semi Final: Canterbury 2-0 Clifton.

Goals from Eliza Brett and Anna Baker were enough to give Canterbury a 2-0 win over Clifton to take their place in the Investec Women’s Championship Playoff Final tomorrow. Brett struck in the eighth minute whilst Baker, as she did in the league meeting between the two sides, sealed the win with the second in the 43rd minute. Continue reading

Investec Women’s Premier League Championship Playoffs: Preview.

And then there were four. The teams who have proved themselves to be the finest in the land will come together at Reading Hockey Club this weekend to do battle to determine who will be crowned champions and also grab that all-important place in Europe for next season. Having finished top of the league, Canterbury already have a European place sewn up and will face Clifton, who finished fourth, in their semi final. The other semi-final pits defending champions Reading against Surbiton. The Top of the D gives you the low-down on the teams.  Continue reading