Bees travel to East Grinstead this Sunday

Chris Proctor keeping his eye on the ball. Photo c/o Phil Kielthy

New leaders Beeston are preparing to travel to East Grinstead for a mouth-watering Men’s Hockey League Premier Division clash on Sunday at 2pm.

With five games played the Nottingham side are one of just two teams without a loss to their name, but they will face a tough opponent in hosts East Grinstead.

“We’re really pleased with how we’ve started the season,” said Beeston’s Team Manager Graham Griffiths. “It’s a fairly new side with young faces, but they have no fear and plenty of intelligence.

“Playing East Grinstead will be a tough match, but they are all tough matches. Over the years we’ve had some sensational games with East Grinstead as we play a similar style of hockey, so we expect plenty of goals!”

Else where in the men’s Premier League, Wimbledon battled out a draw with Surbiton last weekend, and will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they go to Hampstead and Westminster on Sunday.

Saturday’s top flight matches see Holcombe go to local rivals Canterbury as part of a double-header with their women’s teams, while Surbiton also entertain Reading after their women’s teams have met, with both teams aiming to keep pace with the top half of the table.

In a crucial game at the foot of the table Loughborough Students are at home against Brooklands MU with both sides still searching for their first points.

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