The action is coming thick and fast in the Men's Hockey League with another exciting weekend of matches ahead of us.
Surbiton and Hampstead & Westminster return from their European exploits in the Premier Division while there are a host of intriguing clashes across the divisions.
To see a full list of fixtures, results and tables for league across the country, click here.
Please note - unless stated, all games will take place on Sunday 10 October.
As one of five teams currently level on six points at the top of the Men’s Premier Division, Wimbledon will be hoping to extend their good run and continue their early season momentum this weekend.
Having narrowly lost their opening game to Hampstead & Westminster, the team from south-west London have subsequently beaten Beeston and Holcombe and will feel confident of making it three in a row on Sunday.
They face an Oxted side however who have also won two games and will be buoyed after their stunning final quarter comeback victory over the University of Durham last Sunday.
Old Georgians moved to the summit of the table with a 5-1 thrashing of the University of Exeter and face an East Grinstead side who picked up their first point of the season on Sunday but will have felt disappointed after leading 3-0 at half-time against Brooklands MU.
The team from Manchester will be taking their second half performance against East Grinstead into a tough home clash with Beeston, who are looking for their first points of the season.
Fresh from their EuroHockey league exploits, second-placed Surbiton travel to the University of Durham while Hampstead & Westminster – one place lower in third – are at home to the University of Exeter, a team they beat 5-3 last season.
Holcombe receive a bye for this weekend.
- Old Georgians v East Grinstead – 13:00
- Hampstead & Westminster v University of Exeter – 13:15
- Brooklands MU v Beeston – 14:00
- Oxted v Wimbledon – 14:00
- University of Durham v Surbiton – 14:00
With 15 goals scored in just two games, Cardiff & Met are in imperious form in Division One North. But the 100% record that sees them currently leading the table could be under threat when they take on Cambridge City, who have also won both of their opening games.
The University of Nottingham aren’t far behind, having also won their two fixtures and putting eight past Deeside Ramblers last weekend. They face City of Peterborough aiming to keep up the pressure on the league leaders.
Loughborough Students have also claimed maximum points so far and will want to continue that when they play the University of Birmingham.
At the other end of the table, both Sheffield Hallam and Olton & West Warwicks will be hoping to claim their first points of 2021/22 when they play Deeside Ramblers and Bowdon respectively.
- Cardiff & Met v Cambridge City – 13:30
- Deeside Ramblers v Sheffield Hallam – 13:30
- Olton & West Warwicks v Bowdon – 13:30
- Loughborough Students v University of Birmingham – 14:00
- University of Nottingham v City of Peterborough – 14:00
Having snatched a dramatic late winner in a 5-4 thriller against Havant last weekend, Brighton & Hove will aim to carry that momentum into their game against Sevenoaks this weekend. With the two having drawn 4-4 last season, expect plenty more goals in this one.
League leaders Reading have struck 13 goals in their first two games and it will take a huge defensive effort right now to stop them. Team Bath Buccs will be confident they can do that though when they meet on Sunday.
Southgate beat Old Cranleighans 4-3 in a pulsating game last season and will want to replicate that outcome this time round, while Havant travel to Teddington in search of their first points of the season.
The other game sees Oxford Hawks travel to Canterbury looking for a second straight win.
- Sevenoaks v Brighton & Hove – 17:00 (Sat 9 Oct)
- Southgate v Old Cranleighans – 17:00 (Sat 9 Oct)
- Canterbury v Oxford Hawks – 12:45
- Team Bath Buccs v Reading – 13:00
- Teddington v Havant – 13:45
There’s a capital city clash in the Conference East this weekend as London Wayfarers play host to London Edwardians on Saturday afternoon, with the latter hoping to continue their unblemished start to the season so far.
Old Loughtonians have also picked up maximum points and will aim to keep that run going with an away trip to Bromley & Beckenham.
Hampstead & Westminster 2s are in search of their first points and will travel to Indian Gymkhana for their latest game, while Wapping and West Herts play host to Spencer and Richmond in the other games.
- Bromley & Beckenham v Old Loughtonians – 14:00 (Sat 9 Oct)
- London Wayfarers v London Edwardians – 14:30 (Sat 9 Oct)
- Wapping v Spencer – 18:00 (Sat 9 Oct)
- West Herts v Richmond – 13:30
- Indian Gymkhana v Hampstead & Westminster 2s – 14:00
Harborne and Barford Tigers have been almost unstoppable in front of goal so far this season and will look to continue to their impressive starts to the Conference Midlands against Cambridge University and Bedford respectively.
They aren’t the only two teams having achieved maximum points though, with Harleston Magpies also winning both of their games and hoping to secure another victory at home to Lichfield.
St Albans are yet to taste defeat in the league this season and will hope to keep that run going against a Loughborough Town side yet to get off the mark, while Khalsa Leamington host the University of Birmingham 2s as both aim to record a maiden victory.
- Barford Tigers v Bedford – 13:00
- Harleston Magpies v Lichfield – 13:00
- Cambridge University v Harborne – 13:30
- Khalsa Leamington v University of Birmingham 2s – 13:30
- St Albans v Loughborough Town – 14:00
Currently lying first and third in the Conference North, Timperley and Didsbury Northern meet this weekend in what is set to be an intriguing encounter.
Belper have also begun the season strongly and will be confident of making it three successive wins as they face a Beeston 2s side yet to register a point this season.
Doncaster won their opening game of the season last weekend and will want to make it two in a row then they visit Wakefield, while Alderley Edge and Preston both hoping to pick up their first points of the season when they meet on Saturday.
The other game should be a close affair between Leeds and University of Durham 2s, both of whom have won one game and lost one so far this year.
- Wakefield v Doncaster – 13:30 (Sat 9 Oct)
- Alderley Edge v Preston – 16:30 (Sat 9 Oct)
- Leeds v University of Durham 2s – 18:00 (Sat 9 Oct)
- Beeston 2s v Belper – 14:00
- Timperley v Didsbury Northern – 14:30
The University of Bristol – who topped the league last season – have carried on their impressive Conference West form in 2021/22 with two victories so far. They will be aiming to make that three when they face Cheltenham in the opening game of the weekend.
Clifton Robinson’s also boast a 100% record so far and will be hoping to continue that when they play Chichester.
University of Exeter 2s are currently unbeaten, having drawn both of their games so far, but will face a stern test in Cardiff University this weekend, while Isca will want to bounce back from a narrow defeat to Ashmoor last Sunday by beating Fareham.
The other game sees Plymouth Marjon at home to Ashmoor, with both teams wanting to continue their winning streak from last weekend.
- Cheltenham v University of Bristol – 12:30
- Isca v Fareham – 13:00
- Plymouth Marjon v Ashmoor – 13:00
- Clifton Robinsons v Chichester – 14:00
- Cardiff University v University of Exeter 2s – 14:30