October 26, 2017
Paige Henry’s goal eight minutes from time was the difference as Solihull Vixens beat Kingston Diamonds 2-1. Saffron Allen had given Solihull a second period lead only to be pegged back by Kirsten Deighton’s equaliser for Kingston. Holly Steeples in the Diamonds net made 45 saves while her opposite number Michelle Franklin stopped 28 of 29 shots she faced.
Defending league champions Bracknell made it two wins from two, beating local rivals Guidlford Lightning 5-2 at the Hive. Bracknell were off to a fast start, going 2-0 inside nine minutes. Chrissy Newman opened the scoring followed just over a minute later by Anja Kadijevic at 8.45. Newman’s second, on the powerplay, made it 3-0 at the first break.
Guildford came back strongly in the middle frame and reduced the arrears to a single goal. Charmaine Easton (22.54) opened their account, then Jordan Wilshere netted 58 seconds later. Just before the second interval, Bracknell were able to open up a two goal margin again with Newman’s hat-trick marker at 38.46.
Anja Kadijevic made it 5-2 at 44.33 to complete the scoring. The two sides meet again on Saturday at Guildford (1820 face off).
Milton Keynes Falcons recorded their first WPL win of the season, beating newly promoted Bracknell Firebees 5-1. Rachel Piotrowski and Samantha Payne made it 2-0 at the first break before Firebees got on the board through Claire Fay. Falcons experience came to the fore and they were able to pull away with further goals from Monica Petrosino, Michelle Lyle and Lydia Howton.
The Chelmsford Cobras are a perfect 3&0 so far, picking up their latest win on Sunday by 5-0 over Nottingham Vipers. Tereza Plankova picked up two goals in the first 6.47, an advantage they held till the first break. Jennifer Bolton made it 3-0 at 25.43 before Plankova completed her hat-trick before the half hour. Bolton bagged her second at 35.05 to complete the scoring. Nottingham also lost Megan Rathbone in the second period with a Match penalty for fighting.
Jodie Attrill lead Basingstoke Bison Ladies with a hat-trick as they moved to 2&0 in National League South, beating Coventry Phoenix 7-1. Atrrill opened the scoring just 1.59 into the game before Lauren Pilbeam doubled the advantage before the first break. Attrill’s second (22.44) was followed by Hannah Byrom’s powerplay goal at 29.50 before the hat-trick marker followed at 32.21. Coventry broke their drought as Rosanne Adey scored at 44.25, only for Bison to respond with Byrom’s second (49.46) and Aniko Gaal (57.07) to round out the goal action.
Oxford City Midnight Stars have also won two from two so far, the latest being Sunday’s 4-0 home win over Solent Amazons. Oenone Dodwell (5.15) and Lucy Dorrington (8.24) had the home side 2-0 ahead early on. Sophia Kennedy made it 3-0 with the only goal of the middle frame before Karen Davenport completed the scoring three minutes into the final period.
Action got underway in the Northern group, with Kingston Diamonds winning 13-1 at Sheffield Shadows on Sunday. Sophie Campbell topped the scoring with 3+2, Abi McCourt also registered a treble.
Southern defending champions Bracknell Ice Bees made it two from two with an 8-0 home win over Milton Keynes on Saturday – Emily Harris (4+1) leading the charge for the home side.
THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES
SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER
Elite – Guildford v Bracknell 1820
National – Solway v Telford 1600, Streatham v Oxford 1850
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER
Elite – Kingston v Streatham 1230, Solihull v Sheffield 1925
Premier – Swindon v Bracknell 1300