Phoenix Hockey Club's ladies continued a trend of making life more difficult for themselves than they needed to as they beat University of Essex 4-3 to maintain their push for Essex Women's League division one promotion.

It was an unnecessarily hard-fought victory from Phoenix, who played only snatches of the hockey they are capable of and had demonstrated the week before against Brentwood.

See this week's paper for the full version of this story and more pictures from the game.