Daly double helps Surbiton to victory

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Matt Daly smashed home a penalty corner in each half to help Surbiton to a 3-1 win on the road at Southgate as they made it two wins from two games in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League Premier Division.

With Daly (pictured) hitting his first on 20 minutes, Southgate levelled through Giulio Ferrini six minutes later. But a second from Daly and a last-minute goal from Alan Forsyth sealed the win for the visitors.

Hotshot Andrew Hayward’s hat-trick led Hampstead and Westminster to a 5-1 win over Canterbury in their second game of the season.

Opening his account in the 13th minute, Hayward converted three of his side’s four penalty corners. Richard Hildreth and David Mclean scored the other goals for Hampstead. Harry Roberts found the target for Canterbury but with just seven minutes of the game left.

Hampstead are Surbiton are two of four sides unbeaten after two games, the others being Beeston and East Grinstead.

East Grinstead had to stage a late comeback to keep their record intact. Although they drew first blood through Ashley Jackson, goals from Ben Boon and Jack Clee gave Reading a 2-1 lead.

However, East Grinstead soon responded and a brace from Mark Gleghorne as well as goals from Glenn Kirkham and Tony Wilson saw them run out 5-2 victors.

Beeston top the division on goal difference having recorded their second win with a 3-1 result against Wimbledon.

Tim Whiteman, Samuel Ward and Adam Dixon were on target for Beeston after Phillip Ball had given Wimbledon an early lead.

Cannock and Brooklands Manchester University both picked up their first point of the season as the two sides drew 3-3 on Saturday.

Brooklands were leading 3-1 going into the final ten minutes as goals from Peter Flanagan, Stefan Ray-Hills and Aiden Khares gave them the lead.

Rob Farrington’s goal just before the break had kept Cannock in it though and late goals from Farrington and Peter Jackson made sure they took a share of the spoils.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference East

Gareth Andrew scored twice as Holcombe swept past Bromley and Beckenham to stay on top of the NOW: Pensions Men’s Conference East.

James Kitcherside and Stephane Vehrle-Smith scored the other goals in a comprehensive 4-0 victory for the home side.

Newly-promoted Chichester Priory Park have made an impact and also made it two wins from two, prevailing 4-2 over Richmond. Alex Salmon, Matt Cox, Connor Mclaughlin and Luke Emmett scored for the winners with Charlie Ellison getting a consolation brace for Richmond.

The other three games in the division all ended 4-1. Dan Webster fired in a second half hat-trick as West Herts beat Old Loughtonians 4-1.

Dan Hore hit two as Brighton and Hove ran out 4-1 winners over Cambridge City. Sam Chilvers and Stephen Player scored their other goals.

Teddington also won 4-1 with two Andrew Pett goals leading the way to victory against Oxted.

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Wakefield got their first points of the season as a Greg Moorhouse hat-trick saw them beat Olton and West Warwicks 4-1. Dan Berry was the other player to score for Wakefield with Chris Armstrong finding the net for Olton.

Sheffield Hallam made it six points from two games with a 4-0 win over Deeside Ramblers. A brace from David Goodfield and strikes from David Smith and Liam Ansell completed the job. Deeside are one of two sides in the division still without a point.

The other pointless side are Belper who, despite taking a 2-1 lead, lost 4-2 to Doncaster.

Joe Morrison opened the scoring after just three minutes for the South Yorkshire side but goals from Ben Walton and Sam Dixon saw Belper turn the game around. But second half goals from Harry Bailey, Matt Gibson and Jonathan Redfern saw Doncaster leave with the points.

Loughborough Students also had to come from behind to keep their 100 per cent record. Ed Horler and Robbie Stephenson cancelled out Matthew Murphy’s goal as they beat University of Durham 2-1.

Leek and Bowdon drew 2-2 in the other game. Goals from Thomas Ainsworth and Simon Egerton made it 2-0 to Bowdon inside seven minutes but they couldn’t find another and Daniel O’Neill and Richard Cordon punished them by scoring twice late on.

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Cardiff have made a strong start to the new NOW: Pensions Men’s Conference West season and in their second game, they beat Indian Gymkhana 8-0.

James Carson and Rhys Gowman bagged a brace each as Henry Eriksson, Dan Kyriakides, Matthew Pacey and Liam Brignull scored the rest.

Team Bath Buccaneers are the only other side in the division with a perfect record, beating Fareham 3-1. Two goals from Tim Davenport and another from Liam Sandford won it for the home team.

Barford Tigers were the other winners of the day, beating Guildford 3-2 thanks to goals from Harjinder Sandhu, Muhammed Salman Hussain and Mandeep Johal.

University of Birmingham drew 1-1 with Cheltenham, Patrick Mcdowell striking for Birmingham and Luke Cole responding for Cheltenham.

Whitchurch and University of Exeter also drew 1-1. Hassan Noor opened the scoring just after the break and Edward Matts equalised for Exeter five minutes later.

NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League (Saturday, September 20 2014):

NOW: Pensions Premier Division: Cannock 3, Brooklands Manchester University 3.

NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League (Sunday, September 21 2014):

NOW: Pensions Premier Division: Hampstead and Westminster 5, Canterbury 1; Wimbledon 1, Beeston 3; Southgate 1, Surbiton 3; Reading 2, East Grinstead 5.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference East: Cambridge City 1, Brighton and Hove 4; Oxted 1, Teddington 4; Bromley and Beckenham 0, Holcombe 4; Chichester Priory Park 4, Richmond 2; Old Loughtonians 1, West Herts 4.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference North: Belper 2, Doncaster 4; Deeside Ramblers 0, Sheffield Hallam 4; Wakefield 4, Olton and West Warwicks 1; Leek 2, Bowdon 2; Loughborough Students 2, University of Durham 1.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference West: University of Birmingham 1, Cheltenham 1; Whitchurch 1, University of Exeter 1; Team Bath Buccaneers 3, Fareham 1; Barford Tigers 3, Guildford 2; Indian Gymkhana 0, Cardiff and Met 8.