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There's been a change at the top in the Men's EHL Premier Division while Conference North continues to provides thrills and spills each week.  Get the lowdown on all the divisions ahead of the weekend.

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Men’s England Hockey League Premier Division
East Grinstead’s six point haul from a fortnight ago helped them to the top of the table ahead of this Sunday’s clash with Bowdon.  Having lost five of their six matches this season, the Cheshire side will be wary of visiting East Grinstead just as they hit their stride but might take some comfort in the knowledge that they earned two 3-3 draws against their opponents least season.  East Grinstead’s climb to the top has demoted the impressive early pace setters Cannock into second ahead of their trip to Reading, part of another Sonning Lane Super Sunday featuring the Investec Women’s Premier Division clash between the clubs, as well.  Cannock would still be in pole position had it not been for a 3-1 defeat at Beeston last time out while Reading have not played in the domestic competition for three weeks having been in Belgium for the Euro Hockey League a fortnight ago.  Cannock’s early season form would lead you to believe that a replay of last season’s 8-3 defeat at the hands of Reading is unlikely. 

That Beeston win over Cannock was their sixth win on the trot, including two in the Euro Hockey League.  Their opponents on Sunday are Southgate, who appear to have found their form with wins in their last two league outings after taking just a point from the opening four matches.  A tight mid table sees four sides separated by just three points meet.  Leading the way in the battle for the fifth and final EHL Championships Playoff spot is Hampstead & Westminster.  The Londoners have started with three wins and three defeats and must go into their match at University of Exeter confident after running East Grinstead close in a 4-3 defeat two weekends ago.  Exeter’s students lost the battle of the students that same weekend when they went down 5-3 to their Loughborough counterparts in a match in which England defender Richard Smith scored twice.  Surbiton are Loughborough Students’ opponents this weekend with the two teams locked together on seven points just outside the playoff spots.  Surbiton were the other casualty of East Grinstead’s double victory weekend having rallied back from 3-0 down to level at 3-3 before Danny Hall and Will Arthur made sure for EG.  But they will be pleased that international forward Matt Daly is still the joint leading scorer in the division with five goals.

Men’s England Hockey League Conference North
Sheffield Hallam finally saw their unbeaten start come to a halt in Men’s EHL Conference North two weeks ago when rivals University of Durham came calling.  The students recorded a 3-1 victory thanks to goals from Matthew Hodgson, Mark Galloway and Daniel Coultas.  The result propelled Durham to within two points of the leaders, although Sheffield Hallam remain top after second placed Brooklands MU let slip the lead to draw 3-3 at Leek.  Despite all of that excitement it was Deeside Ramblers and Preston that served up the biggest treat as they played out a 6-6 draw.  Defences were certainly not on top as they went in at the break with Preston 4-3 up, having been 3-0 up inside nine incredible first half minutes.  Ibrar Latif’s 68th minute penalty stroke, his fourth goal of the match, ensured a share of the spoils for Deeside Ramblers who sit ninth.  This week the Ramblers head to the University of Durham while Preston, who scored a third of their season’s goal haul in the match, are at home to mid table Doncaster.  Barford Tigers, bottom with just one point from a possible 18, are at home to table topping Sheffield Hallam while Brooklands MU and Belper will meet in the north west.  Both Olton and West Warwicks and Leek will see the opportunity of taking maximum points when they meet in the final tie this weekend.

Men’s England Hockey League Conference East
24 hours after Canterbury’s 1-1 draw with Holcombe, Indian Gymkhana pulled level at the top of Men’s EHL Conference East as they ran out 4-3 winners at City of Peterborough.  With Wimbledon and Old Loughtonians just a point behind the leading two it’s tight at the top.  For that reason, Indian Gymkhana and Old Loughtonians could be considered as having the toughest weekend this week as they meet each other.  Third placed Wimbledon go to Harleston Magpies having beaten Teddington 1-0 a fortnight ago while league leaders Canterbury are at Bromley and Beckenham, who lost 1-0 at Oxted last time out.  Despite not scoring against Holcombe, Canterbury’s David Mathews remains Conference East’s top scorer, three ahead of his nearest rival, City of Peterborough forward Gareth Andrew, who has netted eight times.  Andrew’s side play their fixture on Saturday this week as they travel to fifth placed Holcombe.  Teddington and Oxted have both struggled for form early on and they meet on Sunday.

Men’s England Hockey League Conference West
University of Birmingham kept up their good start to the season as they beat Whitchurch 3-1 two weeks ago to stay top of Men’s EHL Conference West.  Whitchurch also played last weekend, against Guildford, but once again lost, resulting in a slide to seventh after a promising opening spell in the Conference.  Thanks to their victory in the south coast derby Havant sit just two points behind Birmingham and will be looking for a good result from their trip to fourth placed Guildford in case University of Birmingham fail to take maximum points from their home tie with Cheltenham.  Goals from Will Pearce and Ollie Clayton earned Cheltenham a 2-0 win over Guildford in their last run-out.  At the bottom of the table, Bournville will be desperate to kick start their season when they host Whitchurch, who will be just as keen to halt their slide.  Bournville are yet to pick up a point in the opening six matches of the season; the Midlanders’ latest result was a 3-1 defeat at ninth placed Lichfield, which put a six point gap between the two sides.  Lichfields’ opponents this weekend are Cardiff & UWIC, who would find themselves drawn into the basement battle if Lichfield were to pick up points there.  Although they lost 2-1 to rivals Havant two weeks ago, Fareham can still claim two of the league’s top scorers in Craig Peel and James Seager.  The Hampshire side will have its work cut out on Sunday hosting Team Bath Buccaneers, who like Havant sit just two points off top spot.