Two late goals forces stalemate

Beeston hosted Brooklands MU with the game ending as a 1-1 stalemate.

Chris Proctor opened for Beeston in the 66th minute before David Flanagan levelled for Brooklands only two minutes later.

Elsewhere, league leaders Surbiton battled back from an early scare to beat the University of Exeter 4-1 and retain top spot in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Sunday.

Keen to bounce back after defeat in the Jaffa Super 6s final, things didn’t start as planned for Surbiton with George Carson putting University of Exeter ahead in the fourth minute.

Scott Evans pulled one back for the hosts eight minutes later before Arjan Drayton Chana found the back of the net either side of the half. Tom Sorsby then wrapped the game up for Surbiton in the 63rd minute.

Hampstead and Westminster kept pace with the leaders with a slender 1-0 victory over Wimbledon.

The game had to wait until the 49th minute for the deadlock to be broken – Matt Guise Brown was on hand to edge the tie in Hampstead and Westminster’s favour.

Reading and Sevenoaks faced off with the latter looking to record their first win of the season.

Sevenoaks drew first blood thanks to Andrew Oxburgh but two goals in as many minutes from Jatinder Bachu and Matt Richards quickly turned the tide in Reading’s favour.

Edward Matts equalised for a battling Sevenoaks but Sam Armitage scored the last and decisive goal as Reading ended as 3-2 victors.

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