Belper Hockey Club promoted after Matlock win

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Belper Hockey Club have been promoted to the Womens Investec Conference North for next season after a 7-1 derby win over Matlock Baileans.

Matlock put up a good fight for the first 20 minutes, before Charlotte Hobbs opened the scoring after a clever penalty corner routine.

The goal settled the home side and further goals from Lizzie Lamb and Marianne Dammer gave Belper a 3-0 half-time lead.

Matlock hit back in the first minute of the second half when a deft deflection found the top corner of the Belper net.

But it was only short respite as Belper made it 4-1 through Jo Lane.

This was quickly followed by two goals for Sally Goodman, before Lyn Coombes made it seven with the final shot of the match.

The win also put Belper top of the table with two matches to play after University of Birmingham II lost their first game of the season, going down 2-0 at home to Beeston.

Pic cap: Charlotte Hobbs (left) breaks the deadlock against Matlock Baileans with a deft deflection. Pic by Terry Fletcher.