All three English teams into KO8

Two hat-tricks from Great Britain internationals Ashley Jackson and Mark Gleghorne set the foundations for East Grinstead’s dominant 8-0 win over CA Montrouge of France in their KO16 clash at the Euro Hockey League in Rotterdam on Saturday.

Jackson’s ‘perfect hat-trick’ included a penalty stroke, a penalty corner and a goal from open play.  Darren Cheesman and Gareth Carr both also got in on the act as the West Sussex side cemented their place in the quarter finals in style.

After scoring , Jackson lifted his shirt to reveal a message of support for James 'Jimmy' Leman, the club chairman, who recently suffered a serious health scare (photo courtesy of Frank Uijlenbroek).

Ashley Jackson unveils a message of support for James Leman (Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek)

EG, who topped the Men’s England Hockey League table at the end of the regular season, will play the winner of Uhlenhorst Mulheim v HC Rotterdam.  Rotterdam are the host club of the KO16.

For the full match report and highlights visit www.ehlhockey.tv.

Later in the day, Reading made sure that all three English sides will compete in the final eight as they beat German champions Club an der Alster 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. Great Britain midfielder Iain Mackay got the Berkshire club off to the best possible start as he netted in the second minute to put Reading 1-0 up.  But it took until the 54th minute for Reading to make it 2-0, Simon Mantell doubling the advantage after good work from Jonty Clarke and Stephen Dick.

With nine minutes remaining Club an der Alster captain Jonathan Froschle pulled a goal back from a penalty corner while Reading coped with a numerical disadvantage; Richard Springham and Nick Page serving temporary suspensions.  With three minutes to go Andy Watts sealed victory with a deflection to set up a quarter final clash with KHC Dragons of Belgium.  That match takes place on Monday at 11:00am BST.

Stephen Dick in action for Reading in the Euro Hockey League

On Friday morning, Beeston progressed to the last eight of the Euro Hockey League with a 2-1 win over Club de Campo Madrid in Rotterdam.

Having fallen behind in the second quarter the Bees rallied with goals from Ben Arnold and Carl Smith to seal a superb comeback.

The Nottinghamshire side will now face UHC Hamburg who beat RHC Polo do Barcelona 3-0.  That quarter final match takes place on Sunday morning, 11:00am BST. Watch it live on the Euro Hockey Website and British Eurosport 2.

For the full match report and highlights visit www.ehlhockey.tv.

Beeston or Reading may also be in action next Sunday as they take on either East Grinstead in the final of the Men’s England Hockey League Championships.  The match is being played at Reading HC, the same venue as the Investec Women’s Finals Weekend. 

The pair play off against each other next Saturday with the winner progressing to Sunday's showdown with EG.

To book your tickets to see two of England’s biggest clubs go head to head, click here or visit http://tickets.englandhockey.co.uk.