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Hockey: Leicester stay on top

FYFFES LEICESTER, after just two weekends of double fixtures, remain the only Women's Premier side on maximum points writes Bill Colwill, following their 2-1 win away at Hightown on Saturday and a 3-1 win against Clifton Scottish Life yesterday with Purdy Miller scoring two goals.

Slough, last season's triple champions, drew 5-5 away to Ipswich on Saturday and yesterday they beat Chelmsford Highway 3-1. The return of English international Jane Smith from holiday with two goals on Saturday and another yesterday had much to do with the results.

On the opening day of the Men's National League Division Two, Havant, St Albans and Hampstead and Westminster all had expected wins but Firebrands' 8-3 victory at Eastcote, where Laith El-Khatib, David Heathcote and Nick Miller all scoring twice, was outstanding.

There were four goals in the last ten minutes at Peterborough where Town drew 2-2 with Oxford University.