WINDSOR ladies were toppled from the number one spot in Division One of the Trysports Hockey League after a 2-1 defeat at Marlow 4s on Saturday.

The visitors took the lead from a well-rehearsed penalty corner with Maxine Bonnage receiving the ball but swiftly slipping it to Nicole McKersie for a clinical finish.

Marlow however dug in and were quick to respond with an equaliser and, in a closely-tied match, found the winner to break Windsor hearts.

The defeat has caused Windsor to slip to second position in the table after retaining the top spot for six consecutive weeks. The team returns to action with trip to second bottom and winless Oxford Hawks 5s on Saturday 23rd November.

In Division Three, the second team lost 1-0 at Abingdon 2s in a match where the visitors never really got started.

A lacklustre performance with errors across the pitch gave the hosts the upper hand and allowed them to score a soft goal with the defence and keeper caught napping.

The final score could have been worse but Windsor held on despite failing to test the opposition keeper.

The team need to find form to cop with promotion to a higher division, currently in seventh position, and will have to learn quickly from their mistakes when Marlow 5s visit this Saturday.

Windsor men lost 2-0 at home to Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division Two leaders South Bucks 2s, leaving them in eighth position in the table ahead of a trip to Marlow 3s this Saturday (4.30pm).

Windsor 2s gave Sonning 4s an 8-0 drubbing and doubled their goals tally for the season so far.

The eight-goal extravaganza saw six different names on the scoresheet as the visitors ran riot in a series of well orchestrated attacks.

Windsor put pressure on the hosts from the whistle and Sonning were unable to deal with the pace and relentless attack force.

The high-scoring game saw both Martyn Essery and Lee Waller bag a brace, with Martin Cook, Ben Hefford, Chris Parsons and Kai Ziemkendorf also finding the back of the net.

Windsor are now in mid-table in Division Five with their goal difference taking them above Wallingford 3s and Phoenix & Ranelagh 2s, who have the same amount of points.

Windsor 2s, who play Oxford Hawks 6s at home this Saturday, were the only club team to take points with the other four sides all suffering defeat.

The third team lost 4-0 at Newbury & Thatcham 4s and have a rest day in Division Six this Saturday.