Hotshot Lucas Ward in action for the Bees against Holcombe. Photo c/o David Kissman
England Hockey Men’s Premier League
Holcombe 0 – 2 Beeston
1st October, Holcombe Hockey Club
Article – England Hockey.
Surbiton scored six goals for the second week running as their great start to the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division continued with a 6-2 win over newcomers Sevenoaks on Saturday evening.
Home debutant Luke Taylor scored four times as the reigning champions put Sevenoaks to the sword with a fine display, particularly from penalty corners, with all Taylor’s goals coming from the set piece.
David Goodfield and James Gall also scored as Surbiton showed Sevenoaks no mercy.
Reading are the only other side in the Premier Division who have a 100 per cent record, after beating Canterbury 5-0.
Tim Atkins and Ben Boon had put the hosts ahead with first half goals, before Tom Carson, Nick Park and Lee Morton extended their advantage.
Elsewhere, David Flanagan scored twice and brother Peter Flanagan scored another as Brooklands Manchester University beat East Grinstead 4-3.
Andrew Jackson scored the home side’s other goal, while two from Tijn van Groesen and another from Simon Faulkner were not enough to stop East Grinstead losing.
Sam Ward scored for Beeston as they beat his former side Holcombe 2-0, with Gareth Andrew scoring the other goal.
Local rivals Wimbledon and Hampstead and Westminster battled out a 2-2 draw. Peter Friend and Nat Stewart scored for the hosts, while Matt Guise Brown and Stephen Dowds were the scorers for Hampstead, both their goals coming in the final 17 minutes.
0 lead at the break before Stephen Dowds wrapped up the scoring with a second half double.
Meanwhile, East Grinstead saw their home clash against Holcombe postponed.