Unbeaten rivals face off

THE two remaining sides with 100 per cent records, Wimbledon and Beeston are preparing to face each other in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Sunday.

Last season’s champions Wimbledon are top of the early table by just one goal difference, while Beeston will want to topple their rivals and keep their great start to the season going.

“It’s going to be a good contest as both teams will be feeling positive and confident having won their opening games, but we will be going all out to get three points,” said Wimbledon’s Director of Hockey Ben Marsden.

“We’ve been in the Premier Division for four years now and this season we feel we’ve got the most balanced team we’ve ever had, both in terms of the quality of the players and the way the team is gelling.”

Elsewhere, Hampstead and Westminster are also unbeaten and they are at home against Brooklands Manchester University on Sunday, while East Grinstead could also go top if they can beat hosts Surbiton and other results go in their favour.

Finally, Reading are at home against Canterbury in a match between two sides still searching for their first win.

The Loughborough Students versus Holcombe game is postponed due to Holcombe’s participation in the EuroHockey League Round One in Banbridge this weekend, where they face Poznan (POL) and Kampong (NED).

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