Jaffa Super 6s Division One – 6 January 2018

ST. ALBANS 36 SURBITON

Scorers: Darcy Bourne 13-F, 16-F, 33-PC; Fifi Robinson 19-F, Natalie Maclean 35-PC, Ellie Tait 39-F
Squad: Louisa Shriver (GK); Darcy Bourne, Lizzie Gittens, Ellie Tait, Autumn Brown, Natalie Maclean (Capt.)

Subs: Fifi Robinson (7″), Ella Burnley (7″), Freya Gladstone (13″), Zoe Allchurch (14″)

Umpires: Eric Dickinson and Brett Friskney

Surbiton Ladies made a winning start to their Jaffa Super 6s Division One campaign in Bristol, coming from 2-0 down to beat St. Albans 6-3 on Saturday.

Last season, St. Albans won 4-3 and after 11 minutes they were on course for another victory, leading 2-0 after Amie Hone and Alexis Hamilton both scored from open play.

However, the comeback started soon after Surbiton took a timeout in the 12th minute. Darcy Bourne struck quickly to equalise with open play goals in the 13th and 16th minutes, Fifi Robinson adding a third a minute before the interval to give Surbiton a 3-2 half time lead.

With seven minutes to play, Surbiton still led 3-2, but Bourne completed her hat-trick with a penalty corner conversion and captain, Natalie Maclean also converted a penalty corner to extend Surbiton’s lead to 5-3.

Hone pulled a goal back for St. Albans with two minutes remaining, again from a penalty corner, but Ellie Tait, returning to Surbiton after a spell at Loughborough Students, sealed Surbiton’s win with an open play goal in the penultimate minute.

Surbiton play Beeston, promoted from Division 2, at 16 30 on Saturday.

More information about the Division One tournament can be found at the England Hockey Altius website here