Gleghorne hat-trick helps see off Holcombe

Beeston got the better of Holcombe 4-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Mark Gleghorne, Chris Proctor adding the other while Brooklands MU beat Wimbledon 3-2.

Level for much of the game, league leaders Surbiton had to rely on a penalty stroke with eight minutes left to beat East Grinstead 2-1 in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.

Tijn van Groesen’s third minute field goal was cancelled out by Hayden Beltz two minutes later, and there was no further score until Arjan Drayton Chana converted a penalty stroke in the 62nd minute to put Surbiton ahead.

Elsewhere, the University of Exeter gave their hopes of avoiding the drop a great boost with a 3-2 win over bottom of the table Sevenoaks.

After Ben Francis had put Exeter ahead on 12 minutes the Kent side took a 2-1 lead with Andrew Ross netting twice. Tom Stevenson levelled for the visitors before George Carson gave the Exeter side a crucial three points.

Hampstead and Westminster kept the pressure on league leaders Surbiton with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Reading.

Matt Guise Brown opened five minutes in with Richard Smith and Stephen Kelly adding two more to draw level on points with Surbiton, behind only on goal difference.

Stefan Ray-Hills, Thomas Russell and David Flanagan all scored for Brooklands MU with Chad Conlon scoring a brace for Wimbledon.

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