Surbiton and OGS build lead in England

Surbiton opened up a five-point gap at the top of the Vitality Women’s Premier Division this weekend in England after the won 2-0 against Hampstead & Westminster.

In the big game last Sunday, Surbiton skipper Steph Elliott opened the scoring with a field goal just three minutes in. Sisters Sophie and Liv Hamilton were coming up against each other and it was Surbiton’s Sophie who made it 2-0 from open play on 24 minutes in what proved to be the final goal of the game. 

With other results, Surbiton stretched their advantage at the top to five points. Wimbledon are second but they were held to a 0-0 draw in Nottingham by fourth-placed Beeston.

East Grinstead did make ground when they jumped into third place with a 2-1 success against Reading.

In the men’s competition, Old Georgians continue to lead the way in England following a big 8-2 win over Exeter University on Sunday with Lee Morton’s hat trick and a double from Sam Ward powering them on.

It completed a six-point weekend for the club with Sam Ward scoring four times in a Saturday 4-2 victory over Wimbledon.

Surbiton are two points back after their 2-2 draw against Hampstead & Westminster in a game highlighted by a David Goodfield beauty of a strike.

Wimbledon are in third place, three points off leaders Old Georgians with Holcombe making up the top four thanks to a 3-1 win over Brooklands MU.