It was a frustrating weekend for Holcombe as both sides dropped points in the last of the first round of games in the National premier League.
As the eighth round of games were completed over this past weekend, a double home victory for Holcombe’s sides led both teams into the England Hockey Playoff spots.
Holcombe came through the Kent Derby Double-Header at the weekend with a win and a draw away to Canterbury at Polo Farm.
With the latest edition of the England Hockey County Championships being held over the weekend, there’s one overriding thought process that has come to the fore over the past couple of days;
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the competition is not what it used to be.
England Hockey’s Playoffs saw the top 4 sides in the country; Surbiton, Holcombe, East Grinstead and the University of Birmingham battle it out to be crowned Champions of England
The now world-renowned EHL KO16 and KO8 Rounds weekend has never been short of excitement and passion.
Holcombe Women enjoyed consecutive wins in a crucial double-header over the weekend. A home win against Bowdon Hightown was followed by a dramatic win away at East Grinstead to claim a valuable 3 points for the Kent side.
England Hockey National Premier League
Clifton Robinsons HC 2-4 Holcombe HC
Clifton Robinsons HC: Hannah Coulson, Joanna Leigh
Holcombe HC: Sarah Jones, Leah Wilkinson, Emily Maguire, Lucy Wood
Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Bristol
It was a closely fought contest at Holcombe Park on Saturday night as it ended honours even in the Kent Derby between Holcombe and Canterbury.
It’s an interesting notion.
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