Bees pick up a point on the road at Wimbledon

Beeston and Wimbledon drew 2-2 to share the spoils. Joe Sharp and James Albery picked up the goals for the Bees & Peter Small and Ben Tibble were the Wimbledon goalscorer.

Elsewhere, leaders Surbiton and second-placed rivals Hampstead and Westminster battled to a 2-2 draw in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

Meanwhile, third-placed Holcombe narrowed the gap to just one point with a hard-fought 3-2 win over top flight newcomers the University of Exeter.

Surbiton started the brightest as Alan Forsyth slotted home from open play in the fourth minute. But Hampstead were quick to respond through a goal from Paul Melkert in the 11th minute.

Tim Atkins regained the lead for Surbiton before half time when he found the net in the 29th minute.

But Rupert Shipperley equalised for the away side in the 48th from a penalty corner with what proved to be the final goal.

Nicholas Bandurak scored a brace and Robert Field scored one to secure the points for Holcombe against the University of Exeter.

Ben Cooke and James Ferguson both scored for the visitors, but it was in vain as the newly-promoted side are still looking for their first win of the campaign.

Peter Small and Ben Tibble scored for Wimbledon and Joe Sharp and James Albery were the scorers for Beeston.

Brooklands Manchester University versus East Grinstead also ended in stalemate as the teams played out a 3-3 draw.

Andy Jackson, Richard Slater and Thomas Russell were all on the scoresheet for Brooklands. Simon Faulkner, Andy Piper and Samad Suleman were the goal scorers for East Grinstead as both teams secured a point each.

Sevenoaks and Reading also ended in a draw, the full-time score being 0-0.

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