Gleghorne back and hoping for home advantage

Top goalscorer, Mark Gleghorne, celebrates another goal with Joe Sharp. Photo c/o Phil Kielthy

With three home games in their last four, Beeston are hoping that home advantage will prove vital in their push to secure a top four finish in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division.

But with Surbiton the visitors this Sunday, they will need to be on top form to maintain their campaign to make it to the Finals Weekend.

“Having three home games is a big factor,” said Beeston Team Manager Graham Griffiths. “This is not an easy place to come to, we regularly get crowds of 200-300 who love their hockey and can give us an edge.”

With Ollie Willars and James Albery on international duty in South Africa, Beeston are hoping that the return of Mark Gleghorne from the Hockey India League can give them a boost, and Griffiths added: “If he’s fit and raring to go it will give us an edge, but we won’t know that until nearer the time.

“We’ve got a few injury niggles, but we’re in good spirits and will be doing our best over the last few weeks to get into the play-offs. We’re not bothered whether we finish second, third or fourth – we just want to get across the line and make it to the play-offs.”

Source: England Hockey

Beeston play Surbiton at Nottingham Hockey Centre on Sunday 5th March at 2pm. 

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