Wimbledon beat East Grinstead 4-1

Wimbledon v East Grinstead in NOW Pensions Premier Division October 2014 450


THREE second half goals helped Wimbledon beat hosts East Grinstead 4-1 in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday evening.

Jack Waller had given Wimbledon the lead on 19 minutes, only for Tony Wilson to cancel it out three minutes later.
But second half goals from Phil Roper, Ali Brogdon and Henry Weir gave the visitors the victory which keeps them in fourth spot and drops the Sussex side down to third.

Matt Daly and Chris Grassick hit two goals each as Surbiton swept Brooklands Manchester University aside with an electrifying 7-1 win. Brooklands are yet to win this season and made the worst possible start by giving away a penalty stroke after 11 minutes. Alan Forsyth was on hand to coolly place the ball in the net before Rupert Shipperley added a second from the restart to open the floodgates.

Matt Guise Brown also scored a double as he helped Southgate come from behind to take a 4-1 win on the road against Canterbury. Canterbury have lost six of their seven matches now and will be looking to turn things around quickly.

Richard Mantell made sure Reading took three points in their game against Hampstead and Westminster, sweeping home from a penalty corner in the 64th minute to make it 3-2.

Sam Ward scored a hat-trick for Beeston as they beat Cannock 4-2 on the road.

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Tim Davenport hit a hat-trick as Team Bath Buccaneers beat Indian Gymkhana 6-4 in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey Conference West.

Davenport has now scored 13 goals for the side that have won all of their games this season.

University of Birmingham came from behind to beat Barford Tigers 3-2. They trailed 2-1 with five minutes remaining but an equaliser from Adam Harriman and a last gasp strike from Josh Kelly saw them steal the win.

Fareham beat University of Exeter 3-2 and Guildford enjoyed a 3-0 victory over Whitchurch.

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Liam Ansell was in irresistible form as he scored five goals in Sheffield Hallams’ 6-1 win over bottom club Belper.

David Smith opened the scoring for Hallam before Ansell took up the gauntlet and proved to be too much for the opposition to handle.

Loughborough Students had a hat-trick hero of their own in Adam Clark who hit three of their goals in a 5-1 defeat of Wakefield.

Ben White was another man in form, the Bowdon player scoring twice in his side’s 6-2 defeat of Doncaster. The result keeps Bowdon top.

Olton and West Warwicks also won, beating Leek 5-2 and University of Durham drew 2-2 with Deeside Ramblers.

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Holcombe reached double figures as they beat Richmond 10-1 on Saturday evening with Iain Lewers and Dan Coultas both scoring twice.

Gerald Cox hit a brace as Chichester Priory Park edged Cambridge City out in a 3-2 win.

There was another tight game as Brighton and Hove visited West Herts and it was the visitors who left happier with a 4-3 win. Bromley and Beckenham beat Oxted 3-1 and Teddington were also 3-1 winners, beating Old Loughtonians.

* The above file photo shows Phil Roper of Wimbledon. Credit: Mark Henderson.

NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League (Saturday, October 25 2014):

NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division: Brooklands Manchester University 1, Surbiton 7; Canterbury 1, Southgate 4; Reading 3, Hampstead and Westminster 2; East Grinstead 1, Wimbledon 4; Cannock 2, Beeston 4.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference West: Team Bath Buccaneers 6, Indian Gymkhana 4; Fareham 3, University of Exeter 2; Guildford 3, Whitchurch 0; Barford Tigers 2, University of Birmingham 3; Cardiff and Met 3, Cheltenham 0.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference North: University of Durham 2, Deeside Ramblers 2; Olton and West Warwickshire 5, Leek 2; Sheffield Hallam 6, Belper 1; Bowdon 6, Doncaster 2; Wakefield 1, Loughborough Students 5.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference East: Cambridge City 2, Chichester Priory Park 3; Bromley and Beckenham 3, Oxted 1; West Herts 3, Brighton and Hove 4; Old Loughtonians 1, Teddington 3; Holcombe 10, Richmond 1.