Cannock scrape past Reading

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David Harris’s 32nd minute goal proved enough for Cannock to take a one-nil victory at Reading in the Men’s Premier Division on Sunday, to help them pull level with leaders East Grinstead.

Beeston maintained the pressure on leaders East Grinstead with a good three-nil away win over Southgate.

Martin Jones scored a 14th minute goal, and Chris Proctor scored their second with his first touch of the game after 28 minutes to put Beeston two-nil ahead at half time.

Carl Smith’s 39th minute strike completed the scoring.

East Grinstead maintained top spot with a 6-1 win over bottom of the table Bowdon.

Andy Piper and Ashley Jackson scored two goals each, while others came from Danny Hall and Darren Cheesman. Nigel Croke scored Bowdon’s consolation early in the second half.

James Tindall struck twice in the first half to help Surbiton secure a 3-0 win over Loughborough Students. Rob Moore scored their third goal on 59 minutes.

Leaders University of Birmingham needed a 60th minute goal from Will Byas to secure a 2-1 victory over battling Cheltenham in the Conference West.

An early goal from Aathavan Lingeswaren in the sixth minute was cancelled out by Wes Howell’s 21st minute strike for Cheltenham, and the scores remained unchanged until ten minutes from the end when Byas struck. Peter Jackson missed a penalty stroke on 65 minutes for the home side.

Team Bath remain just two points behind the leaders following their 3-2 win at Fareham.

Goals from Tim Davenport, Lewis Prosser and Richard Bendry helped them to victory, while Fareham’s goals came from Richard Jenkins and James Seager.

Guildford beat Havant 3-1 to pull level with them in the table, with Jonny Haines scoring twice and Ian Jennings adding the other.

In the East Conference, Old Loughtonians secured a 4-2 win over hosts Indian Gymkhana.

Goals from Oliver Didham and Harry Martin gave them a 2-0 lead. Pravinder Hanspal pulled one back for the hosts before Ranjeev Deol restored Old Loughtonians’ two goals advantage.

Jagdeep Gill added a second goal for Indian Gymkhana, but Didham’s second goal two minutes from the end ensured an away win.

Canterbury won 7-0 at Bromley and Beckenham, David Mathews scoring a hat-trick while others came from Liam Foster, Stuart Goodman, Ross Gilham-Jones and Martin Sutherland.

Five goals from Phil Roper helped leaders Sheffield Hallam to an emphatic 8-1 win over hosts Barford Tigers in the North Conference.

Two goals from Ben Morris helped Doncaster beat hosts Preston 4-2, Adam Wilson bagging a brace for the Lancashire outfit.

University of Durham won 4-1 over Deeside Ramblers, Dan Coultas scoring twice.