Naylor's Goals Help Hampstead to Victory

TWO goals from Will Naylor (pictured) helped Hampstead and Westminster secure a 4-0 win over Loughborough Students in the England Hockey Men’s Premier Division on Sunday.

Now fourth in the table, Hampstead’s other goals came from Adrian Palmer and Andrew Smith.

The Loughborough team all wore black armbands in memory of Graham Dilley, the Kent and England bowler who was head coach at Loughborough UCCE until he died earlier this month.

Will Naylor, Hampstead, celebrates

Cannock are still leading the Premier Division despite only managing a 1-1 draw with East Grinstead.

Robbie Smith’s third minute goal gave Cannock an early lead, but it was cancelled out by Glenn Kirkham on 55 minutes.

Second-placed Reading won 2-1 at Bodon, with Dave Tyler and Simon Mantell scoring their goals to come from one-nil down.

Adam Dixon scored two goals for Beeston who won 5-0 against University of Exeter. Others came from Martin Scanlon, David Ames and Gordon McIntyre.

And Will Cottam’s second half goal was enough to give Southgate a 1-0 win over Surbiton.

Elsewhere, two goals from Sam Hiscock helped the University of Birmingham beat hosts Cardiff & UWIC 2-1, and maintain top spot in the Conference West table on Sunday.

Havant climbed to second – just two points behind Birmingham – following a 5-1 victory at Bournville.

Tom Murtagh and John Smedley scored two goals apiece, while SUmeet Singh added the other.

Team Bath Buccaneers are level with Havant following their 3-2 away win over Lichfield. Rufus McNaught-Barrington scored twice in four minutes and Dave Devey added the other as Team Bath battled back from 2-0 down to secure the win.

In the Conference North, Sheffield Hallam are still top after beating hosts Preston 8-2, with Phil Roper scoring a hat-trick and Danny berry adding two. Others came from Mike Shaw, Martin Ebbage and David Smith.

Hot on their heels are Brooklands Manchester university, who won 6-5 over Deeside Ramblers.

Leek boosted their campaign with a 4-0 win over Doncaster, Ben White scoring twice.

And University of Durhan won 3-1 over Belper to go third in the table, Dan Coultas scoring twice in that win.

In the Conference East, Canterbury are top of the table after winning 6-3 at Indian Gymkhana.

David Matthews scored five goals for the visitors, while Liam Foster bagged the sixth.

For Indian Gymkhana, Jagdeep Gill scored two and Jejinder Hanspal one, but it was not enough.

Oxted also secured a good away win, beating hosts Holcome 5-2 with Lorne Barnard and Dafydd Charles both scoring twice while Michael Gee added one.

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