Elliot Hibell celebrates a goal with Richard Lawrence.
Article courtesy of England Hockey and Beeston HC. Photo courtesy of David Kissman.
Beeston performed well at home, running out 3-0 winners against the University of Exeter.
Henry Croft opened the scoring in the fourth minute from open play, before Elliot Hibell scored a quick brace to secure Beeston’s third win of the season.
The game was televised on the Bee TV channel on Apple TV as well as being streamed online on the Bee TV and Galvanised Hockey YouTube channels. The viewing figures between live and on demand content went through the roof with over 15,000 actual views.
Cellan Griffiths, Manager of Bee TV, commented “What this shows is that there is real demand for top flight domestic hockey in this country. And, as a technological project on it’s own, TV on the Apple TV is a far better experience than terrestrial coverage can ever provide. I have no doubt that Bee TV will set the standard for domestic hockey coverage for years to come.”
Elsewhere, in-form Surbiton bagged a 7-2 victory at Brooklands Manchester University.
Alan Forsyth scored a hat-trick for Surbiton to take his tally to seven for the season.
James Royce and Ben Boon both scored a brace for the away side, while Dan Vincent and Richard Slater scored one apiece for Brooklands.
Hampstead & Westminster produced an excellent 2-0 away win at Sevenoaks to maintain their 100% record and keep pace with league leaders Holcombe in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division.
Hampstead got off to a fast start when Josh Kelly opened the scoring in the sixth minute from open play, and he doubled Hampstead’s advantage in the 26th minute to secure the points.
Holcombe maintained their position at the top of the table with a 2-0 away win at Wimbledon.
The league’s top scorer Nick Bandurak took his season’s tally to nine goals so far with a field goal after nine minutes, and Alistair Bray sealed all three points for Holcombe from a 47th minute penalty corner.
Reading leapfrogged East Grinstead in the table as they won 3-1 at home.
Charlie Ellison opened the scoring for Reading in the 13th minute from a penalty corner.
Lee Morton scored Reading’s second in the 38th minute before East Grinstead hit back quickly in the 39th when Tijn van Groesen scored from open play.
Jack Clee sealed the win for Reading in the 65th when he found the net from open play.