Leaders East Grinstead March On

Bottom of the table University of Exeter faced a daunting journey to Premier Division leaders East Grinstead – a team which has only lost two games in the league all season.

And while they didn’t take anything from their away trip, the 6-1 scoreline could’ve been a lot worse.

Jonty Clarke, Reading, 500

A 2-0 half time lead with goals from Danny Hall and Mark Gleghorne turned into a 6-1 win by the final whistle with Tom Carson getting the consolation goal for Exeter.

Although Exeter are bottom of the table, they are only three points off Bowdon and so it is still all to play for.

That was a result of Bowdon being on the end of a seven goal onslaught from Reading in the day’s only other result in the premier division.

Andy Carruthers was on target twice for Reading who find themselves mid table and within reach of the upper and lower echelons of the league.

This victory could well act as a catalyst to push them up rather than down though, with Simon Mantell, Richard Mantell, Jonty Clarke (pictured above) and Nick Catlin also on the scoresheet.

In the EHL Men’s Conference North, Barford Tigers gained what could be an important point against Olton and West Warwicks.

Martin Marquardt opened the scoring on five minutes but a Tom Mallett goal after 54 minutes meant Olton left with a share of the spoils.