Bees battle out away win against Brooklands

On form – Elliot Hibell.

Article courtesy of England Hockey. Photo courtesy of David Kissman. 

Beeston battled to a 3-2 win at Brooklands MU with Nick Park, Elliot Hibell and Richard Lawrence scoring their goals.

Elsewhere, a hat-trick from Ed Horler helped Wimbledon secure their first league victory of the season with a 5-2 win over Sevenoaks in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

Horler struck in the eighth minute, shortly after Gordon McIntyre’s opener, to help his side to a 2-0 lead at half time.

Chris Barker pulled one back for Sevenoaks, but Horley found the met from penalty corners on 49 and 55 minutes, while Chad Conlon’s 56th minute field goal put them 5-1 ahead.

Andrew Oxburgh scored for Sevenoaks in the 64th minute, but the damage had been done.

East Grinstead scored the only goal of the match at Holcombe, with Simon Faulkner finding the net shortly before half time.

Last season’s champions Surbiton were 6-2 winners over Reading with Ben Boon scoring twice and others coming from Arjan Drayton Chana, Scott Evans, Alan Forsyth and James Royce.

New leaders Hampstead and Westminster ran out 5-0 winners from their clash at the University of Exeter, with Matt Guise Brown scoring twice and others coming from Toby Roche, Chris Cargo and Rupert Shipperley.

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