Story – England Hockey

The University of Exeter took a step closer to survival with a 3-2 victory at Brooklands MU in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

Sam Hooper and Duncan Scott (2) found themselves on the scoresheet for the Devon side, while Thomas Russell and Eddie Way netted for Brooklands.

However, Sunday saw the University of Exeter lose 2-1 at Beeston with Chris Proctor netting from a penalty corner in the final seconds to secure all three points for the home side.

On Saturday Holcombe produced a good performance to win 4-3 at Beeston.

Nicholas Bandurak, Robert Field and Harry Trusler (2) scored the winning goals for the away side. Toby Stanley, Henry Croft and Adam Dixon were the three scorers for Beeston.

Hampstead & Westminster were in good form as they won 5-0 at home against Reading.

Matt Guise Brown netted a hat-trick and one apiece for Jonny Gooch and Sam French was enough to secure three points.

Then on Sunday Hampstead & Westminster secured a 3-1 victory at Old Georgians to remain one point off second place.

Old Georgians did however secure a point away at Surbiton on Saturday with a 3-3 draw making it only the second time this season that the league leaders have dropped points.

Surbiton did return to winning ways on Sunday, picking up a 5-0 victory at East Grinstead.

Luke Taylor, Arjan Drayton Chana, Alan Forsyth, James Royce and Rob Farrington all found the net for the away side.

Elsewhere, Wimbledon picked up three points with a 7-2 victory at East Grinstead on Saturday before making it two wins in two days after winning 3-1 at Reading on Sunday.

Dominic Bowden, Ben Arnold and Ben Francis scored the goals for Wimbledon on Sunday, while Andrew Oxburgh netted for Reading.

Brooklands MU versus Holcombe ended 1-1 at full time on Sunday with Peter Flanagan scoring for the home side and Mark Gleghorne netting for Holcombe.