Beeston picked up three points on Sunday after securing a 3-2 victory at home against Bowdon.

Kim Leiper, Alice Huddlestone, and Rosy Stephens scored the three goals for Beeston.

Beth Alexander and Sian French found themselves on the scoresheet for Bowdon.

Elsewhere, Surbiton’s women secured their place at the top of the Investec Women’s Premier Division with three games to spare thanks to two victories over the weekend.

Having been crowned national champions in each of the last six seasons, the south west London outfit ensured they will finish at the top of the pile during the regular season.

They began the weekend with a 5-2 victory over Buckingham on Saturday, with goals from Erica Sanders (2), Susie Catlin, Holly Payne and Hannah Martin ensuring they cannot be caught. Natasha James and Lottie Porter were on target for Buckingham.

Goals from Jenna Woolven and Alice Sharp then saw Surbiton recover from conceding an early goal to Laura Cruickshank and beat Holcombe 2-1. That results means that Surbiton have secured 43/45 points this season and remain unbeaten.

At the other end of the table, the University of Birmingham boosted their bid to avoid relegation by taking a maximum six points from a double header weekend to climb off the bottom of the table.

Saturday saw them secure a 2-1 victory at Clifton Robinsons.

Amelia Andrew and Phillipa Stewart were the scorers for the away side, while Amy Burton scored the only goal for Robinsons.

The University of Birmingham produced another good performance on Sunday, this time securing a 3-1 win at home against Loughborough Students.

Phillipa Stewart and Rebecca Manton (2) were the goalscorers for the home side, while Lottie Summers scored a late consolation for Loughborough Students.

Loughborough Students were however victorious on Saturday, as they picked up a 1-0 win at home against Beeston.

After being beaten by Surbiton on Saturday, Buckingham did pick up three points on Sunday as they won 3-2 at Clifton Robinsons.

Abbie Brant, Natasha James and Lottie Porter all scored on apiece for the away side.

Hampstead and Westminster picked up three points on Saturday, winning 4-1 at Holcombe.

Hayley Turner, Fran Tew, Lauren Turner and Fleur Horner scored the four goals for the away side.

Sunday saw East Grinstead pick up three points with a 2-1 victory at home against Hampstead and Westminster.

Jo Leigh gave the away side the lead in the eighth minute from a penalty corner before Sophie Bray netted a brace to secure the three points and take her tally to 18 for the season.