James Albery celebrates on his 21st birthday! Photo c/o David Kissman
England Hockey Men’s Premier League
Beeston 4 – 2 Reading
Nottingham Hockey Centre, 2nd October.
The average age of the Beeston men’s and ladies squads is just 21 years old. Adding to the ladies victory in Manchester on Saturday, the men also registered 3 points on Sunday.
The Bees maintained their 100 per cent record with a 4-2 home victory over Reading.
Mark Gleghorne was on form again, scoring two more to take his season tally to seven goals, while James Albery and Jonny Wilkinson were also on target for Beeston.
James Albery, on his 21st birthday, picked up the Ryley Wealth Management man of the match award.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, reigning champions Wimbledon went top of the League after an impressive 2-1 away victory away at Holcombe on Saturday evening.
Both sides had won their opening two games of the season, but two goals in four minutes from former Beeston player Ben Arnold gave the visitors their third win of the campaign, despite a late Gareth Andrew consolation for Holcombe.
Surbiton registered their first victory of the season on Saturday evening, a 5-3 home win over Canterbury.
The visitors twice went in front but goals from David Goodfield (2), Alan Forsyth, William Marshall and Gareth Furlong saw the hosts take all three points.
Hampstead and Westminster secured a comfortable 4-1 win at home to Loughborough Students on Sunday, thanks to a pair of goals from player-coach Kwan Browne.
East Grinstead secured all three points with a 3-1 home victory over Brooklands Manchester University.
Ashley Jackson scored twice and Andy Piper was also on the scoresheet as the hosts remain unbeaten.