Feely bags winner as Hereford beat Chippenham to go second in league

First published in Hockey

HEREFORD moved second on goal difference in the West Clubs’ Women’s League Premier 2A after unseating previous leaders Chippenham from top spot with a 3-2 home win.

Youngster Katrina Walton opened the scoring from a Clare Pritchard pass but Chippenham levelled almost immediately.

Erica Rogers restored the lead before the interval and Hereford pulled further away in the second-half when Di Feely tapped in after a Saska Ingham shot came back off a post.

Chippenham pulled a goal back but Hereford held on for a hard-earned victory.

Goal-hungry Leominster remain second in the North Division after blasting eight past Bristol University 2nd.

Caroline Gwynn put Leominster ahead but Bristol levelled before Liz Ranft restored the home side’s lead just before the break.

Karen Hackley quickly extended the lead at the start of the second-half and goals came regularly through Ranft and two from Emma Bradley. Chloe Brook scored the seventh before Gwynn completed the scoring with her second of the afternoon.

Hereford 2nd remain at the foot of Severn One after a 2-0 reverse at Lansdown 2nd.

Kate Williams was on target for Ross who remain second in Severn Two after a 1-1 draw at Gloucester 4th.

The two border clubs continue to chase promotion in the South Wales League.

Kington are second in Division One after following up a 2-1 success at Sue Noakes, where Emma Bryan and Fenella Mott were on target, with a 1-1 home draw with Penarth 3rd, when Bryan again was on target.

Presteigne are second in Division Two after a high-scoring win over Abergavenny at Llandrindod Wells.

Jess Goodwin scored six times while player-of-the-match Rita Tomkins bagged two and Ellie Williams the other in a 9-0 success.

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