Dixon hat trick secures victory in the Battle of the North

Men’s Premier Division

Beeston secured three points for the fourth time this season as they won 3-1 at home against Brooklands MU.

Peter Flanagan gave the away side the lead on the stroke of half time from a penalty corner.

The second half saw Adam Dixon find the net three times with all his goals coming from penalty corners. Adam’s hat trick put him joint level with David Griffiths on the all time top goal-scorers table for Beeston men’s 1st XI.

Elsewhere, Hampstead & Westminster boosted their hopes of a play-off spot in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division with a 2-1 victory at second-placed Wimbledon on Saturday.

Rupert Shipperley gave they away side the lead in the 17th minute from open play before Ben Francis hit back for Wimbledon one minute in to the second half.

Matt Guise Brown found the winner nine minutes from time as Hampstead & Westminster secured a valuable three points.

Surbiton extended their winning run to 11 games as they grabbed a late winner in a 3-2 victory at Holcombe.

Luke Taylor bagged a hat-trick of penalty corner goals while Hayden Phillips and Nicholas Bandurak both found the net for Holcombe.

Reading and Old Georgians played out a 4-4 draw to both secure a point each on Saturday.

Stuart Loughrey, Charlie Ellison, Max Heaver and Andrew Oxburgh were the goal scorers for Reading while Tom Carson, Matt Richards, James Tindall and Ashley Jackson all found the net for Old Georgians.

The University of Exeter versus East Grinstead finished 2-2 with Duncan Scott scoring a brace for the home side while Wesley Jackson and Chris Griffiths both netted for East Grinstead.

Beeston Ladies 1st XI and 2nd XI had their fixtures postponed due to the cold weather. 

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