ED SHEERAN is one of the biggest names in the world of entertainment and was among the crowd who saw Slough beat Harleston Magpies 2-1 in the Investec League Division One South at Upton Court Park on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

The Pink and Blacks however managed to keep their eyes on the game, coming back from a goal down to record their first three points of the new season.

Sheeran's wife, Cherry Seaborn, was playing for Harleston and her side looked in fine tune when they took a seventh-minute lead through Lucy Whiting.

Slough had much the better of the second quarter and started the second half with confidence. Their equaliser came in the 49th minute from Mel Ball following good work on the left flank by Sophie Hollerbach.

The goal gave the team a lift and 10 minutes later they scored again with new signing Briony Anyon's shot from a penalty corner taking a deflection on its way into the net.

Slough coach Kali Takher was left fuming as he thought his side should have been awarded a penalty stroke when a Harleston player appeared to stop the ball in front of goal with her body, but all appeals were turned down by the umpire.

Harleston tried hard to get back on level terms, but the Slough defence stood firm, leaving the Magpies and Sheeran with little to sing about on their trip back to East Anglia.

Slough captain Kat McGonigle told the Observer: "We're pleased to have won and got our first points on the board, but we could have made it a lot easier for ourselves.

"It was a poor goal to concede by our standards, but we had a lot of possession and chances and for a time it didn't appear to be going our way.

"We showed good character to come back and eventually get the win."

This coming Saturday, Slough are away to Wimbledon, who have taken maximum points from their two games so far. The game takes place at Raynes Park High School with a 3.45pm pushback.

After winning their opening two games, Slough 2s dropped their first points in the Trysports League Premier One after they were held to a 1-1 draw by South Berkshire.

After trailing at half-time to Kate Oliver's goal, Bryna Holmes scored their second-half equaliser.

Slough will be hoping to get back to winning ways at Banbury this Saturday.

In the Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier Division Two West, Slough men were beaten 1-0 at home by PHC Chiswick with James Over's goal deciding a tight game. They are away to Staines this Saturday.