Old Georgians and University of Exeter to play in men's Premier Division

Old Georgians celebrate scoring in the Men's Hockey League
Old Georgians and University of Exeter secured places in the Premier Division after securing thrilling wins at the Men's Hockey League Play Offs.

Old Georgians were already in a strong position with two wins from two, and put on an emphatic performance to defeat Havant 7-1.

Meanwhile, Exeter produced a fantastic comeback from 2-0 down to defeat Bowdon 3-2 and ensure they remain in the top flight for 2019/20.

Report: Old Georgians 8-1 Havant
In a dominant display, Old Georgians made it three wins from three in the Play Offs and earned promotion into the Men's Hockey League Premier Division.

It was only 2-0 at half time as Havant put up stiff resistance, Sam Ward on target before skipper Thomas Doran scored with a brilliant touch from James Albery's pass into the D.

James Tindall scored another good goal to make it 3-0 soon after half time, but Havant again put up a fight as Matt Cox scored from a corner.

However Old Georgians then began to find the net with alarming regularity, first Mathew Ming, then Tindall again and Tom Watson making it six.

Into the final minute, with Havant understandably downbeat, Dan Shingles scored his first of the season with a penalty stroke, and lastly Doran got a second to seal the win.

With a wealth of experience in their side, OGs were certainly a force to be reckoned with in the Play Offs, and wil look forward to the top flight with some enthusiasm.

University of Exeter 3-2 Bowdon

Exeter's students put in a superb performance to come from two goals down against Bowdon and retain their spot in the top flight of the Men's Hockey League.

Bowdon came into the game without a win in their previous two Play Off matches, but it certainly did not affect their confidence early on, and Ben White scored from a penalty corner to give thm an 11th minute lead.

Seven minutes later and it was 2-0, James Vallely scoring to give Exeter a mountain to climb.

Crucially though, James Carson pulled one back before half time, and almost straight after the interval George Carson drew the scores level.

Then on 44 minutes, Tom Brooks scored with a super diving finish to secure the victory and ensure it was Exeter who maintained their position in the nation's elite.