Robbie Gleeson nets twice for the Bees against Brooklands. Photo c/o David Kissman
England Hockey Men’s Premier League
Brooklands 0 – 3 Beeston
15th October, Brooklands Hockey Club
Article – England Hockey.
Defending champions Surbiton made it four wins out of four in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division after a 2-1 victory at Wimbledon on Sunday.
Surbiton beat Wimbledon to the title in dramatic fashion last season, but the two sides were evenly matched with the scores level at the break.
It was Alan Forsyth who opened the scoring midway through the second half for the visitors with his fourth of the campaign, before Arjan Drayton-Chana doubled the advantage five minutes later.
Johnny Kinder gave the hosts hope when he pulled one back eight minutes from time but Surbiton held on to stay top, whilst last season’s league leaders are yet to win this term.
Robbie Gleeson scored twice as Beeston won 3-0 at Brooklands MU to stay second in the table.
Gleeson gave the visitors the lead after 21 minutes, before Sam Ward converted a penalty corner putting Beeston two up on the stroke of half time.
The points were secured nine minutes after the break, Gleeson grabbing his second of the afternoon as Beeston remain two points behind the leaders.
Michael Watt struck four as Hampstead and Westminster claimed a comfortable 7-0 win over Canterbury.
Star man Watt opened the scoring after just two minutes, before efforts from Matt Guise-Brown and Harry Martin put the hosts in control.
Watt had his hat-trick before the break with two in three minutes and he added a fourth on 40 minutes, before Jonny Gooch scored with a minute to play to seal an impressive three points.
East Grinstead made it back-to-back wins after a 3-1 defeat of Sevenoaks on Saturday.
Chris Griffiths gave East Grinstead the lead but Mike Barker equalised seven minutes later to send the sides the interval all square.
However, two goals in the last ten minutes for Liam Ansell and David Condon wrapped up the points for East Grinstead.
Second half goals from Daniel Webster and Nicholas Bandurak helped Holcombe to a 2-1 win at Reading, despite Ben Boon levelling the game for the hosts with his third of the season.