L2 Beat Exe 4-0 To Continue Winning Run In IWHL Conference West
By Colin Pike
Surbiton Ladies' second team won their third successive match to stay top of the Investec Women's Hockey League Conference West by beating Exe 4-0 at Sugden Road on Saturday afternoon.
Surbiton went into the match as the only team in the division with maximum points after the first two rounds of matches and quickly established a 2-0 lead.
Maddie Long converted a fourth minute penalty corner with Alice Klugman doubling Surbiton's advantage from open play a minute later.
Klugman scored Surbiton's third goal from open play in the 39th minute and completed her hat-trick with eight minutes to play from a penalty corner.
Surbiton hold a three point lead over second placed Oxford Hawks, 3-0 winners at the University of Birmingham against the students' second team.
Basingstoke are also three points off the lead after a 3-2 home win over Cheltenham, alongside Oxford University who beat the University of Bristol 2-1.
The other match in the division ended 2-2 between Team Bath Buccaneers and Clifton Robinsons' second team.
Basingstoke play again on Sunday when Exe make the short journey from Elmbridge on the way back to Devon.
Surbiton's next game is away to Cheltenham on 19 October (push back 12.30 pm).