Beeston Hockey Club

Ward hat-trick steers Bees in to second spot

Sam Ward hits a hat-trick against Sevenoaks. Photo c/o David Kissman

England Hockey Men’s Premier League 

Sevenoaks 2 – 4 Beeston

5th November, Sevenoaks Hockey Club.

Article – England Hockey.

Beeston leap-frogged East Grinstead after beating hosts Sevenoaks 4-2. Mark Gleghorne’s tenth minute goal gave them an early lead and Sam Ward secured a second-half hat-trick to help the Bees to victory.
A late strike from Alan Forsyth helped leaders Surbiton secure a 3-2 win at East Grinstead in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Sunday.
 
Andy Piper had given East Grinstead an early lead only for goals from Will Marshall and Nick Parkes to put the visitors ahead.
 
Ross Stott made it 2-2 at half time with a 30th minute field goal and the match looked to be heading for a draw until Forsyth’s 65th minute winner from open play.
 
Peter Flanagan’s 31st minute strike from a penalty corner gave Brooklands MU the lead at half time, but second-half strikes from Ben Arnold, Simon Mantell and Ed Horler helped Wimbledon hit back to win 3-1.
 
Saturday evening’s action saw Holcombe beat hosts and Kent rivals Canterbury 5-1. Nick Bandurak scored four goals and Richard Lane added another, while Michal Nowakowski scored Canterbury’s only goal.
 
And Hampstead & Westminster were 3-2 winners at Reading with Matt Guise Brown scoring two and Toby Roche one, while Ben Boon’s two goals were in vain.