Dominant East Grinstead stay on track

Niall Stott and Andrew Eversden in action for East Grinstead and Bath, Dec 14 2014, credit Josh Dixon - 450

East Grinstead stayed on track to defend their Hockey 5s Championship title with another pair of convincing wins at day two of the Premier Division at St George’s Park in Burton on Trent on Sunday.

The Sussex side cruised past Team Bath Buccaneers 7-1 in their opening match on Sunday, and then beat Reading 5-2 later in the day to ensure they remain the only team with a 100 per cent record so far.

Mark Pearn scored two against Bath, while the others came from captain Niall Stott (pictured), Andy Piper, Andy Bull, Richie Dawson-Smith and Ross Stott.

Against Reading Simon Faulkner bagged a brace, with their others coming from Niall and Ross Stott and Mark Pearn.

Sevenoaks moved up to third as they were the only other team to win both their matches on day two, winning 5-4 over Beeston and 6-4 against Canterbury.

Captain Chris Barker and Dominic Bowden both scored twice against Beeston, while George Torry added the other. And against Canterbury Mike Holland scored two, with the others coming from Owain Dolan-Gray, Chris Barker, Torry and Nick Barker.

Despite the loss to Sevenoaks Canterbury held on to second place after having beaten Surbiton 5-1 earlier in the day. Wei Adams scored twice, with others coming from Liam Foster, Ben Allberry and Harry Jawanda.

Reading beat Holcombe 4-2 to secure their first win of the campaign, but it was a sorry day for Holcombe who lost out 7-8 to Bowdon and are bottom of the table.

The Premier Division resumes on January 3-4 2015 at the same venue, while Division One starts on January 10-11 at the University of West England.

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* The above photo shows East Grinstead captain Niall Stott and Team Bath’s Andrew Eversden in action on December 14 2014. Credit Josh Dixon.