Wimbledon and Team Bath make great start to Jaffa Super 6s

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Wimbledon and Team Bath Buccaneers both kicked off their Jaffa Super 6s campaign with back-to-back wins on day one of the Men’s Premier Division at Bromsgrove School.

Wimbledon got off to a great start as they target a spot at the final on 28 January at London's Copper Box Arena, running out 9-6 winners against defending champions Surbiton.

William Marshall struck four times for Surbiton but that was not enough to prevent Wimbledon taking the victory, 22-year-old England and Great Britain international Ed Horler hitting a hat trick and Steven Ebbers also scoring three.

Horler was far from finished there too - he scored five times in Wimbledon’s 6-5 triumph over Reading to end the day as leading scorer and send his side top on goal difference.

Team Bath are behind by just a single goal, Ben Mackey netting a hat-trick for them in a 5-3 victory over Loughborough Students in the opening game of the tournament.

The Buccaneers hold the best defensive record after day one, backing up their opening victory with a 3-2 triumph over Brooklands MU, Cam Heald scoring twice.

Holcombe are also unbeaten after the opening day of competition, Nick Bandurak hitting a first half hat-trick to get them off and running with a 7-2 win over Loughborough.

They followed that by rescuing a point in a dramatic 5-5 draw against Sevenoaks in the final match of the day. David Smith hit a hat-trick for Sevenoaks who led 4-0 at the break but Holcombe rallied to earn a point in a pulsating game, Dan Webster also scoring three.

Defending champions Surbiton bounced back from their opening defeat with a 6-3 victory against last year’s beaten finalists East Grinstead, GB international Alan Forsyth scoring five times in that game.

East Grinstead had earlier been involved in the day’s highest scoring match as they ran out 9-7 winners over Sevenoaks.

Brooklands MU got their first three points on the board as David Flanagan scored five times in their 8-6 win over Reading, while England international and Reading captain Tom Carson scored a brace in that match and ended the day with four.

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