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Cannock are still going strong at the top of the Men's EHL Premier Division while in Conference North, Sheffield Hallam Civica still have a 100% record.  It's all change at the top of Conference East while it's University of Birmingham in the sights of the chasing pack in Conference West.

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See all this weekend's fixtures here.

Men’s England Hockey League Premier Division
League leaders Cannock secured a valuable point in a tricky away tie at East Grinstead last weekend thanks to Robert Smith’s early strike.  Although GB international Glenn Kirkham equalised in the second half, Cannock were able to end a run of seven consecutive defeats by East Grinstead, thanks largely to the efforts of the outstanding James Fair in goal.  In fact, it could have been even better for the Staffordshire side had they taken any of their chances in the last ten minutes of the match.  This week’s assignment sees Cannock travel to Nottingham on Sunday where they face a Beeston side high in confidence.  The Bees returned from a successful Euro Hockey League trip a fortnight ago to record back to back victories over the students of Loughborough and Exeter last weekend.  Those results catapulted Beeston into third place, just a point behind Reading, who are missing this week on Euro Hockey League duty in Belgium.  If Beeston secure at least a point from that match, they will leapfrog Reading, while the same is true for Hampstead and Westminster, who concluded a miserable weekend for Loughborough Students last week when the Londoners comprehensively beat them 4-0.  Hampstead and Westminster play host to East Grinstead this weekend.  The Grinners are situated in fifth spot but have played a game less than the rest of the league, and two fewer than Reading. That match also takes place on Sunday, as does Bowdon’s home game with Southgate.  The Premier Division newcomers Southgate pulled off an excellent 1-0 win over Surbiton last weekend - Dan Shingles, pictured below, the scorer - and will be desperate to keep the momentum going in the North West.

Southgate's Dan Shingles celebrates the winning goal during their Premier Division match at Southgate HC, 16th October 2011.

Before all of that though, two Men’s EHL Premier Division ties take place on Saturday.  In the battle of the students, Loughborough Students take on University of Exeter in the midlands.  It will be a fascinating contest with both teams coming off the back of heavy defeats last week.  Loughborough Students will certainly be looking over their shoulders in knowledge that should they lose to Exeter, and Bowdon beat Southgate on Sunday, they could go to the bottom of the league.
Saturday’s teatime crunch pairs Surbiton and East Grinstead.  Both will have been frustrated by last weekend’s results and locked as they are on seven points each, straddling the crucial top five playoff line, we could be in for a real cracker at Sugden Lane.

Men’s England Hockey League Conference North
Sheffield Hallam Civica remain the only side in the entire Men’s England Hockey League to have a 100% record.  An 8-2 victory away at Preston last weekend also makes them the top scoring men’s side in the EHL, although they will likely face a tougher test at home to University of Durham on Saturday.  Durham got back on track with a 3-1 win over Belper last weekend.  Two more penalty corner goals for Daniel Coultas helped them to victory and pushed the set piece specialist into equal third in the Conference’s top scorers list, with all six of his goals coming from corners.  University of Durham sit third, five points behind Sheffield but just two off second placed Brooklands MU, who travel to fourth place Leek on Saturday.  Brooklands MU came out on top in an incredible ‘best of 11’ contest with Deeside Ramblers last weekend.  And they could not have left it any later with Kieran Mulholland’s winner coming in the very last minute to break Ramblers’ hearts.  The defeat left Ramblers languishing in ninth place, without a win.  Deeside Ramblers host Preston this weekend.  Despite their defeats, Ramblers are not on the bottom.  That dubious honour goes to Barford Tigers.  Their one draw and four defeats in the opening five weeks of season has left them with an inferior goal difference to Deeside Ramblers.  The Tigers travel to Derbyshire this Saturday to face a Belper side sitting fifth after last weekend’s defeat in Durham.  Barford Tigers’ conquerors last weekend were Olton & West Warwicks, who this week travel to Doncaster.  The two sit level on six points each but just three points behind Leek in fourth.

Men’s England Hockey League Conference East
David Mathews was the hero for Canterbury last weekend as his five goals sent the Kent side to the top of EHL Conference East.  The five strike haul included a penalty stroke, two penalty corners and two from open play as Mathews led Canterbury to a 6-3 away win at Indian Gymkhana, for whom the result meant a drop to third place.  This Saturday, in a mouth watering top of the table clash, the leaders host second place Holcombe, who surprisingly lost 5-2 at home to Oxted last week.  Indian Gymkhana will have more than one eye on that clash before they play 24 hours later away to City of Peterborough.  Peterborough may sit sixth in the table but with seven points they are just two points behind Holcombe and Indian Gym.  Last weekend was good for the Cambridgeshire side as Gareth Andrew’s hat-trick helped them to a 4-2 away win at Teddington.  Andrew now sits two goals behind Canterbury’s Mathews in the top scorers chart with eight goals.  At the bottom of the table, Bromley and Beckenham, who drew 2-2 with Harleston Magpies last weekend, go to Oxted while the Magpies are at Old Loughtonians.  Last weekend, fourth placed Wimbledon had the opportunity to temporarily go top last Saturday ahead of their rivals’ Sunday fixtures but they lost 2-1 at home to Old Loughts with Beijing Olympic captain Ben Hawes scoring for Wimbledon.  They are at home again this week where they will look to get back to winning ways and maintain the pressure on the top three against Teddington, for whom former GB international Calum Giles scored a hat-trick against Peterborough.

Men’s England Hockey League Conference West
University of Birmingham were the winners last weekend as they retained top place thanks to a 2-1 win over Cardiff & UWIC.  Sam Hiscock’s double sealed all three points for the students, who are two points clear of Havant and Team Bath Buccaneers in second and third.  This weekend Birmingham are on their travels again as they head to Whitchurch.  This time last week Whitchurch were rubbing their hands at the prospect of leaping to the top of the table had results gone their way, but it didn’t work out as they lost 2-0 at Guildford while University of Birmingham won.  As a result, Whitchurch go into the match against the students in sixth place, albeit in what is a still a very tight mid-table.  It’s second versus fourth in the south coast clash as Havant welcome Fareham, whose journey to their neighbours is just ten miles.  After climbing to third place, Team Bath Buccaneers take on Cardiff & UWIC in Bath.  Defeats for Birmingham and Havant and victory for Team Bath Buccs might seem a long shot but it would be enough to put Bath top so there’s plenty of incentive to build on last week’s 3-2 win at Lichfield in which Bath came back from 2-0 down.  There’s a basement battle in Men’s EHL Conference West as Lichfield take on Bournville.  Bournville fell to a fifth consecutive defeat last weekend, losing 5-1 at home to Havant.  And in the final match in Conference West, Cheltenham and Guildford meet in Gloucestershire.  The two sit line astern in eighth and seventh respectively but are separated by three points after Guildford beat Whitchurch while Cheltenham lost 3-2 at Fareham.