Menís Cup Round Four Draw

The draw for the fourth round of hockey’s Men’s Cup has been made after round three produced a number of giant killing shocks.

Fareham’s reward for knocking out England Hockey League (EHL) Premier Division side Canterbury is a home tie against the 2009 Cup winners Reading.
Fareham’s Shaun Baker scored a last minute winner to secure a 3-2 victory over Canterbury who had twice come from behind thanks to Richard Kier’s brace of goals.  The Hampshire club will now have the chance to cause another upset as they come up against Reading in round four, who comfortably made it through last weekend ahead of their Euro Hockey League trip to Terrassa.

There were two other shock results in the third round as Chelmsford and Oxton both beat EHL opposition with golden goals in extra time.  Chelmsford came from behind to beat Sevenoaks 2-1 thanks to a double strike from Geoff Mills while Oxton also came from behind to win 2-1 against Indian Gymkhana, Dave Given getting the golden goal.  Chelmsford will now face Olton & West Warwicks who came from behind to beat Oxted, while Oxton will travel to Doncaster who got the better of an eleven goal thriller with a 6-5 victory over Preston.

The mouth watering tie of round four will come in the Cup’s first all-Premier Division clash so far, with Bowdon drawn away to Cannock.  Cannock’s Ross Hayward scored twice from penalty corners to help his side to a 6-0 victory at Barford Tigers.  Bowdon’s Ian Wilson also scored a double as his side came away from Kent with a comfortable 8-0 victory at Maidstone.
Beeston celebrate winning the Men's Cup 2010

Cup holders Beeston (above), who made it through last weekend’s match against Cambridge University, will be on the road again as they come up against Deeside Ramblers, who progressed with a 6-3 victory against Sheffield University Bankers. Cheltenham will host last season’s runners up Hampstead & Westminster after both teams breezed through and Milton Keynes, who had Jamie Dodd to thank for a 1-0 victory over Robinsons, will host Old Loughtonians, who made it through with a 10-0 home victory against Cambridge City. The final tie will see University of Birmingham host Barton after the students came away from Banbury with a 5-4 victory thanks to a brace from Peter Jackson in the last ten minutes.

The draw in full can be seen below.
Cannock v Bowdon
Chelmsford v Olton & West Warwicks
Cheltenham v Hampstead and Westminster
Deeside Ramblers v Beeston
Doncaster v Oxton
Fareham v Reading
Milton Keynes v Old Loughtonians
University of Birmingham v Barton

Ties to be played Sunday 21st November.

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