Mark Gleghorne leads Bees to win in Manchester

Photo c/o Andy Smith

England Hockey Men’s Premier League

Brooklands 2 – 3 Beeston

King’s School, Macclesfield 24th September

Mark Gleghorne hit a stunning hat-trick to lead Beeston to a 3-2 win over Brooklands Manchester University in the Men’s Premier Division.

That’s now five goals in just two games for the penalty corner specialist. Aidan Khares hit back for Brooklands in the first half and Dave Flanagan pulled another back from the penalty spot in the second half but Beeston held on for their second win in two games.

Elsewhere, Holcombe have also taken maximum points and are the early leaders of the division after a 3-0 win over Reading with goals from Sam Ward, Rob Field and Nick Bandurak.

After drawing with Reading on the opening day of the season, East Grinstead claimed their first win as Robbert Schenk netted twice in a 4-3 win over Canterbury.

Canterbury held a 2-0 lead at the break with Kris Glass and Tom Bean finding the target.

But three goals in as many minutes from Schenk, Dominic Bowden and Wesley Jackson put East Grinstead into the lead and Schenk made it 4-1 on 66 minutes. Craig Boyne reduced the arrears for Canterbury in the dying seconds.

After firing in a hat-trick last weekend, Matt Guise Brown was once again the main man for Hampstead and Westminster, scoring twice in a 2-2 draw. Late goals from Alan Forsyth and Matt Daly earned their side a point.

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