Cannock turn up the heat on Premier Division leaders

CANNOCK made the most of their chance to turn up the heat up leaders East Grinstead by beating Hampstead and Westminster 2-1 on Sunday.

East Grinstead could only manage a goalless draw at home to Southgate on Saturday and Cannock took advantage, reducing the deficit at the top of the table to four points.

A hat-trick from Tim Pinnock (pictured) helped Surbiton to edge out Beeston in a thrilling 5-4 encounter.

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Surbiton led 2-0 at half time before a Patrick Schmidt helped Beeston to fight their way back into contention.

But the home side did enough to take all the points and move ahead of Reading on goal difference.

Team Bath Buccaneers opened up a four point lead at the top of the Men’s Conference West with a four goal whitewash of Cheltenham.

Goals from Richard Bendry and Ed Matts in the opening 12 minutes knocked the wind out of Cheltenham and Bath wrapped up the victory in the second half with Lewis Prosser and Sean Matthews both on target.

Second placed University of Birmingham had put pressure on Bath by recording a 4-1 victory over Bournville.

Bournville are rooted to the foot of the table on five points after a Danny Campbell field goal secured a share of the spoils for second bottom Lichfield who hosted Whitchurch.

Few would have expected the Men’s Conference East game between Teddington and Bromley and Beckenham to produce a 6-4 score line after half time saw the teams go in with just one goal each.

The game burst into life at the restart with Teddington managing to outshoot their rivals and take the points.

In the other high scoring game of the day, Indian Gymkhana overcame Holcombe in a 5-2 encounter.

League leaders Canterbury got off to a bad start against Old Loughtonians, conceding within six minutes of the start.

But the visitors fought back to level through Matt Joy before the break and three further goals saw them run out 4-1 victors.

Sheffield Hallam left Doncaster with a 4-2 win following a hard-fought South Yorkshire derby with goals from Roper, Berry, Lonsdon and Ebbich.

The result keeps Sheffield Hallam in the Men’s Conference North title hunt with just a point separating them from top place Brooklands Manchester University.

Brooklands beat Barford Tigers 3-0 at home with all three goals coming in the second half.

Seddon and Flannegan capitalised on chances from penalty corners before Seddon struck his second of the match from open play.

Elsewhere in the league, Andy Gooderham was the hero for Olton and West Warwickshire when he saved a penalty on the way to a 4-3 win over Deeside Ramblers.