Davenport hits top form in Super 6s

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Tim Davenport turned on the style as he bagged an incredible 11 goals in one game for Wimbledon on day four of the Men’s Super 6s Championship Premier Division in Kettering.

He scored all but one in a 12-8 win over Holcombe. Nick Bandurak was also in fine form and netted three for the opposition, but Davenport was in a class of his own as he followed up four in the first half with seven after the break.

Despite Wimbledon losing their other game 6-5 to Bowdon, Davenport was in a rich vein of form again, scoring a hat-trick. This took his total to 28 goals in six games and Wimbledon finished in fifth place.

East Grinstead topped the table remaining unbeaten. Ben Allberry showed his prowess in front of goal and finished four goals behind Davenport in the scoring table. He chipped in with a triple in his side’s 8-4 win over Loughborough Students and another goal in a 7-3 defeat of Beeston which kept the Sussex outfit on course for a remarkable eighth title in a row.

Reading jumped to second place to set up a semi-final with Canterbury after beating The Polo Farm outfit 6-5 and Sevenoaks 7-5. Andy Watts scored four against Canterbury, who started the day in second, and then twice against Sevenoaks.

Canterbury won their other game securing third spot and a return to Wembley. Craig Boyne struck twice in their 7-4 win over Sevenoaks.

Despite the defeat to their Kent rivals, Sevenoaks made sure of a return to the semi-finals thanks in part to the goals of George Torry who struck 14 times. after their semi-final heartbreak last time out they will be keen to make the final this year, but have a tall order to see off East Grinstead.

Despite sitting seventh in the table, Loughborough scored 14 goals in their two games – the 8-4 loss to East Grinstead and then a 10-8 win over Beeston.

Loughborough’s Ed Horler was deadly in front of goal, scoring twice in the East Grinstead game and then an incredible six against Beeston. Chris Proctor can count himself unlucky to be on the losing side, scoring five for Beeston.

Despite Proctor’s heroics, Beeston remained rock bottom after eight straight defeats and will play in division one next season, alongside Holcombe who finished eighth.

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Super 6s Finals Day – The SSE Arena, Wembley

Tickets are currently on sale and selling fast for one of the highlights of the hockey calendar – the Super 6s Finals Day at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on Sunday 31 Jan.

The action-packed day features both the Men’s and Women’s Semi-Finals and Finals – it’s non-stop entertainment all day. There’s also a fancy dress theme for groups this year! Get your tickets at www.englandhockey.co.uk/super6s