Debut goalkeeping duo Ella Stachow and Sarah Mellors were the respective star turns of Fareham and Southampton women’s hockey.
Royal Navy minder Stachow made a string of fine saves, beating out 12 or more penalty corners, before Rachel Clarke mugged Lewes with a late 1-0 winner for Fareham at Henry Cort.
Similarly, third teamer Mellors made a series of crucial saves before Southampton went down 2-1 to South League Division 3B rivals Wanderers. Sue Merry got Southampton’s goal.
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