Redbridge, the current leaders in the Norwich Union East Premier, were not overawed by their National League opponents and with six teenage Asians in the side played some very attractive hockey. A harsh penalty-corner decision gave Isca the equaliser midway through the second half with the winning goal coming eight minutes from time following a six-man Isca assault through the middle of the tiring Redbridge defence.
There was a glut of goals in Saturday's PizzaExpress National League programme with Rob Thompson's hat-trick leading the way in Hounslow's 7-0 win against St Albans to retain top place. Southgate, equal on points, were 5-0 winners at Welton, with Rupert Welch and Bill Waugh each scoring twice while the champions, Havant, moved into third place following their 2-1 win at East Grinstead.
In the Second Division Paddy Osborn was again on target for Reading in their 1-0 win at Old Kingstonians to maintain their lead of five points. Indian Gymkhana, in spite of being reduced to eight men for a period following temporary suspensions, beat Brooklands 2-1 to stay in second place.
Ipswich, with a 47th-minute goal from their captain Debbie Rawlinson, were 1-0 winners at Clifton to retain their No 1 spot at the top of the First Division of the Women's National League. As Hightown went down 1-0 against Leicester Balsam, Sarah Naylor scoring in the 41st minute, Slough, 6-1 winners against Wimblebon, took the opportunity to move into second place. Alison Burrows's goal, two minutes from time, gave Trojans a 1-0 win at Yate to stay on top of the Second Division.Reuse content