Gleghorne goals help Beeston go top

Mark Gleghorne celebrates a goal v Canterbury. Credit David Kissman 450

Beeston moved to the top of the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division table after a 5-2 home win over Canterbury on Sunday.

Mark Gleghorne once again starred for the hosts, scoring a hat trick to take his season tally to 11 goals, with Richard Lawrence and Ollie Willars also on target.

Craig Boyne scored twice for Canterbury who are bottom of the table after five games.

A strong second half display from East Grinstead saw them take all three points in a 5-1 home victory over Loughborough Students.

Tom Crowson had given the visitors a first half lead, but two goals for Ashley Jackson and one apiece for Andy Piper, David Condon and Tendo Kimuli gave the hosts a comfortable win.

Ben Boon scored a hat trick for Reading as they ran out 4-1 winners at Brooklands MU.

James Carson was also on the scoresheet for Reading, after Dave Flanagan had levelled for the hosts.

The leaders going into the weekend were Hampstead and Westminster, but they went down 3-1 at Holcombe on Saturday evening.

Nicholas Bandurak, Richard Lane and Sam Ward all scored for Holcombe to give them the points, after Michael Watt had tied the game for the visitors.

Wimbledon briefly topped the table on Saturday, despite being held to a 3-3 draw at home to Surbiton.

Simon Mantell scored two and Ian Sloan was also on the scoresheet for the hosts, but goals from Liam Ansell, Dave Beckett and David Goodfield earned Surbiton a point.

Men’s Conference West

The University of Exeter stayed top of the Men’s Conference West after a 4-0 win at home to Fareham.

Conor Caplan scored twice, with Edward Matts and Ben Stevenson also on target to give the hosts their fifth win in a row.

Cardiff and Met also preserved their 100 per cent start to the season with a 5-2 win at Old Georgians, with Luke Hawker scoring two.

Peter Scott netted a hat trick and Ben Mackey a brace as Team Bath Buccaneers beat Chichester 8-1.

Elsewhere, Josh Kelly and Tom Poustie both scored two to help the University of Birmingham beat Isca 6-1, whilst the University of Bristol beat Cheltenham 3-2 to earn their first points of the campaign.

Men’s Conference North

The University of Durham preserved the Men’s Conference North’s only 100 per cent record with a 5-3 win at home to Bowdon.

Luke Hudson, Ben Mcgeogh and Angus Spittles were amongst the scorers who are three points clear at the top of the table.

James Gunthorpe scored in the last minute to give Doncaster a 2-1 victory over South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Hallam.

Preston, who went into the weekend in second place, were beaten 4-1 at Cannock for whom Christopher Darnley scored twice.

Elsewhere, Olton & West Warwicks moved third after a 4-2 victory at home to Oxton, whilst Leek remain without a point this season after a 4-2 home defeat against Deeside Ramblers.

Men’s Conference East

Tejinder Hanspal scored a hat trick to help send Sevenoaks top of the Conference East after a 7-2 win at Oxted.

David Smith scored two, with Duncan Parnis and Mike Barber on target to maintain Sevenoaks perfect start to the season.

Southgate lost top spot on goal difference, but also preserved their 100 per cent start to the season after a 3-2 win over Wapping, helped by two goals for John Sterlini.

Simon Cox and Marcus Howard were amongst the scorers for Richmond, as they remained unbeaten after a 4-2 win at West Herts.

Cambridge City took the points in a 10-goal thriller, a 6-4 win away at Brighton and Hove. Euan Gilmour scored a hat trick and Marshall Roberts got two for the away side, with Joe Naughalty scoring a brace for the hosts.

Matt Daly converted a hat trick of penalty corners to lift Teddington to a 5-1 win at Indian Gymkhana.

* The above photograph shows Mark Gleghorne celebrating a goal against Canterbury. Credit: David Kissman.

Men’s Hockey League (Saturday, October 15 2016):

Men's Premier Division: Holcombe 3, Hampstead and Westminster 1; Wimbledon 3, Surbiton 3.

Men's Conference East: Southgate 3, Wapping 2.


Men’s Hockey League (Sunday, October 16 2016):

Men's Premier Division: Beeston 5, Canterbury 2; Brooklands MU 1, Reading 4; East Grinstead 5, Loughborough Students 1.

Men's Conference East: Brighton and Hove 4, Cambridge City 6; Indian Gymkhana 1, Teddington 5; Oxted 2, Sevenoaks 7; West Herts 2, Richmond 4.

Men's Conference North: Cannock 4, Preston 1; Doncaster 2, Sheffield Hallam 1; Leek 2, Deeside Ramblers 4; Olton & West Warwicks 4, Oxton 2; University of Durham 5, Bowdon 3.

Men's Conference West: Old Georgians 2, Cardiff & Met 5; Team Bath Buccaneers 8, Chichester 1; University of Birmingham 6, Isca 1; University of Bristol 3, Cheltenham 2; University of Exeter 4, Fareham 0.