Reading men target top of the table

Reading's Richard Springham v Wimbledon 2013-14-450

READING will be looking to keep the pressure on at the top of the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League Premier Division when they entertain Hampstead and Westminster on Sunday.

Currently second on goal difference only, they face a stern test in Hampstead and Westminster, who moved up to fourth after a 3-2 win over Cannock last weekend.

With three teams level on 12 points at the top of the table, the next couple of weeks could prove crucial to all their title ambitions.

Having returned from competing in the Euro Hockey League last weekend, Beeston face a Canterbury side who moved up to sixth after beating Wimbledon last weekend. With a game in hand, Beeston will be aiming to preserve their 100 per cent record.

Current table toppers East Grinstead, who hammered Loughborough Students 8-1 last weekend, face Wimbledon on Sunday, while newly-promoted Sheffield Hallam play twice – at Beeston on Saturday, and then against fellow strugglers Cannock on Sunday.

In the NOW: Pensions Conference East, leaders Southgate will want to get back to winning ways after their first defeat of the season at the hands of St Albans. But a return to form won’t come easy - they host Holcombe who have a game in hand and may go top if they win.

University of Durham continue to dominate the NOW: Pensions Conference North and will hope to make it six wins from six as they host Khalsa. But with Bowdon breathing down their necks, they can’t afford to slip up.

Cardiff have the luxury of sitting atop the NOW: Pensions Men’s Conference West with a game in hand after their Euro Hockey League campaign last weekend. They take on bottom of the table Guildford, while second-placed Havant play University of Birmingham.

NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League

Saturday, October 19 2013

NOW: Pensions Premier Division
Sheffield Hallam v Beeston 13:30

Sunday, October 20 2013

NOW: Pensions Premier Division
Beeston v Canterbury 14:00
Cannock v Sheffield Hallam 14:00
Loughborough Students v Surbiton 14:00
Reading v Hampstead and Westminster 14:30
Wimbledon v East Grinstead 14:00

NOW: Pensions Conference East
Cambridge City v Brighton and Hove 12:30
Old Loughtonians v Oxted 14:30
Richmond v St Albans 13:30
Southgate v Holcombe 13:30
Teddington v Bromley & Beckenham 12:30

NOW: Pensions Conference North
Belper v West Bridgford 14:00
Bowdon v Leek 14:30
Deeside Ramblers v Wakefield 13:30
Olton & West Warwickshire v Brooklands MU 13:30
University of Durham v Khalsa 13:30

NOW: Pensions Conference West
Cardiff and Met v Guildford 13:00
Cheltenham v Isca 12:30
Havant v Univ of Birmingham 14:00
Team Bath Buccaneers v Fareham 13:00
University of Exeter v Indian Gymkhana 12:30