STONE Ladies HC firsts fought hard to maintain a 1-0 win over Old Silhillians to retain a top three spot.
It was Stone who broke the deadlock. Midway through the first half, a team attack found top goal scorer Annie Holmes in a good goal scoring position.
Holmes skilfully took the ball past the last line of defence and slotted the ball cleanly past the Old Sils goalkeeper from a tight angle.
Old Sils came out from the interval strongly. However a strong combined team effort from all Stone players managed to break down any attacking play from Old Sils and enable the Enson Lane side to come away with a clean sheet.
Stone will look to continue their winning form when they visit top of the league Uttoxeter this Saturday