Beeston boosted their case for Premier Division survival with a 2-1 win at play-off hopefuls Clifton Robinsons.

Two goals in as many minutes from Alice Huddlestone and Courtney Schonell (pictured), on her debut for the Bees, put Beeston two goals to the good but Claire Thomas cut the deficit in half for Clifton only 12 minutes later.

Both sides cancelled one another out in the second half with the score ending as it did in the first half.

The ladies 2nd XI travelled to Doncaster in the England Hockey North Conference Division on Saturday, playing out a 0-0 draw. 

Elsewhere, Buckingham boosted their play-off hopes with a 2-1 win over higher-placed Hampstead & Westminster in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

Zoe Shipperley put Buckingham ahead by converting a penalty corner on 15 minutes before Lottie Porter doubled the visitors’ lead from open play after half time.

Fran Tew pulled a goal back for Hampstead & Westminster with six minutes of the game left but her side couldn’t find an equaliser.

Surbiton remained unbeaten in the league with their 12th victory in 13 games against visitors Loughborough Students.

Genevieve Hussell levelled for Loughborough after going behind to Erica Sanders’ strike for the league leaders but went behind again five minutes later as Emily Atkinson’s penalty corner found the net.

Atkinson put the game to bed in the 66th minute with her second goal of the day as the game ended 3-1 to Surbiton.

Holcombe’s 3-0 away win at Bowdon Hightown kept them within touching distance of the play-off spots, only four points adrift.

Alice Willis opened the scoring for Holcombe on 27 minutes with Candice Manuel and Eloise Richards’ second half strikes putting the game firmly out of sight.