Hockey: Ipswich caught cold on day of upsets

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Ipswich, the defending champions and overnight leaders in the Premier Division of the Women's National League, lost 2-1 to First Personnel Sutton Coldfield on a day of shock results, writes Brian Tatlock. Second-half goals from Helen North and Lisa Lee did the damage. Balsam Leicester won 2-0 at Slough thanks to a penalty- corner strike from Sue Holwell and a fine solo goal from Gill Moss and replaced them in second place. Jane Smith scored a seventh- minute goal at Ealing to earn Chelmsford a 1-0 victory which moved the Essex club off the bottom at the expense of Clifton. They had to play without five of their squad, who were training with the Welsh National squad, and lost 2-1 to Hightown. Jamie Westerman, with a first-half strike, gave Whitchurch a 1-0 win over Exeter University. That earned them victory in the Sun Life West of England League and made them the first Welsh club to reach the English National League play-offs.