Beeston leapfrog Surbiton to lead the Men’s Premier League
November 20, 2017
Robbie Gleeson in action for the Bees against Canterbury. Photo c/o David Kissman
England Hockey Men’s Premier League
Canterbury 0 – 5 Beeston
19th November, Polo Farm.
Beeston – Samuel Ward (PS16) (FG50) (PC60), Lucas Garcia Alcalde (FG67), Marius Gemmel (PC69)
Team – Simon Hujwan 1 , Mark Wadsley 3 , Ollie Willars 4 , Kyle Marshall 5 , Robbie Gleeson 6 , Gareth Griffiths 7 , Joe Sharp 8 , Gareth Andrew 10 , James Albery 11 , Samuel Ward 13 , Adam Dixon 14 , Lucas Garcia Alcalde 15 , Stephen Lawrence 16 , Marius Gemmel 18 , Lucas Ward 19 , Chris Proctor 21
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Sam Ward scored a hat-trick as Beeston beat bottom of the table Canterbury 5-0 in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division to ensure – with Surbiton only managing a draw at Brooklands MU – his side went top of the table.
Lucas Garcia Alcalde and Marius Gemmel also got on the scoresheet as Beeston continued their great form, while Surbiton struggled.
Sam Perrin gave Brooklands the lead after just two minutes before Alan Forsyth pulled Surbiton level on 28 minutes. Forsyth then put his side ahead with a 43rd minute strike, but five minutes later Brooklands hit back with Peter Cornell scoring from open play.
Brooklands thought they had the game won when Aidan Khares scored from a 68th minute penalty corner, only for Arjan Drayton Chana to score a field goal with a minute remaining to salvage a draw.
Elsewhere Hampstead & Westminster are third following their 3-2 win over Holcombe. Josh Kelly and Daniel Edwards traded goals as the sides were level at 1-1 at the break, but two goals from Matt Guise Brown gave the home side the win, despite a second for Holcombe from Richard Lane.
Wimbledon climbed up to sixth in the table after a 7-0 win over strugglers Sevenoaks. Philip Ball scored four times, while other goals came from Iain Lewers, Ed Horler and Ben Arnold.
Saturday evening’s match saw Reading beat East Grinstead 6-1 to move up to fourth. After Tijn van Groesen had given East Grinstead the lead after just two minutes, Reading’s Tom Carson and Ben Boon scored twice each, while Dan Shingles and Duncan Riddell also scored for the hosts.