Hockey: Ealing end Slough run

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EALING came from behind to cause a major upset in the Premier Division of the Women's National League as they registered their first victory of the season, and Slough's first defeat, in a 2-1 win at Chiswick, writes Bill Colwill.

Without Great Britain's Mandy Nicholls, who had been disciplined by the club, and Karen Harvey, who broke an ankle in the same game, Ealing's triumph was more than creditable.

It was against the run of play when Lesley Hobley put Slough ahead from a 52nd-minute penalty corner. Six minutes later a confident penalty stroke by Sally Eyre brought the equaliser with the substitute, Petra Wiltshire, adding the winner after a powerful drive down the right by Eyre.