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After three matches in the EHL Men’s Premier Division, Cannock are the only club with maximum points picking up two away wins in a double header weekend.
On Saturday then won 3-1 at Hampstead and on Sunday they defeated local rivals Loughborough Students 5-2.
Loughborough are one of four sides who trail Cannock by three points. Reading are second having beaten Guildford 3-2 on Sunday thanks to a last gasp winner from Simon Mantell.
However the day before they lost 2-1 at home to Surbiton who followed this up with a 5-1 win over Hampstead.
Guildford are the other side on six points as they defeated Canterbury 6-1 on Saturday.
As well as Hampstead, Chelmsford were another side to lose both fixtures at the weekend. On Saturday they were beaten 7-3 at home by Loughborough and on Sunday they went down 5-3 in the Essex derby at Old Loughtonians.
East Grinstead got off the mark in a 3-2 defeat of Old Loughts on Saturday thanks to Mark Ansell’s 70th minute winner but they were brought down to earth on Sunday losing 3-0 at home to Canterbury, the Kent side’s first points.
In the Women’s Premier Division, the current Super Cup holders, Canterbury, are also leading the way. On Saturday they drew 1-1 with Ipswich and then beat Chelmsford 2-1 on Sunday. Saturday’s game was preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of Bill Hayes, the Canterbury club stalwart who passed away recently.
Olton bounced back from their surprising thrashing at Doncaster to beat Slough 2-1 on Saturday and followed this up with another excellent win, 3-2 at Bowdon Hightown on Sunday.
Leicester were another side to pick up six points over the weekend courtesy of a 3-2 win over Doncaster and a 1-0 defeat of Clifton who had lost 4-1 at home to Bowdon Hightown the day before. Doncaster earned a useful point in a 3-3 draw at Ipswich on Sunday, whilst Old Loughtonians lost both their games, against Chelmsford and Slough 2-1.
The second result might have been different but for a missed stroke by Emily Reynolds.
Women’s Premier Division
Canterbury 1 drew Ipwsich 1
Goals: Canterbury – Frances Houslop PC 33m; Becky Baker PC 25m
Chelmsford 2 defeated Old Loughtonians 1
Goals: Patrina Braithwaite FG 26m, Tracy Willmore FG 36m; Old Loughtonians Jenny Hall FG 29m
Bowdon Hightown 4 defeated Clifton 1
Goals: Bowdon Hightown - Sally Walton PC 22m, Nat Hannah FG 26m, Tina Cullen FG 27m FG 60m; Clifton – Anna Wood FG 52m
Leicester 3 defeated Doncaster 2
Goals: Leicester - Helen Richardson FG 35m, Jennie Bimson PC 48m, Kate Sharland FG 59m; Doncaster - Ruth Brooke FG 25m, Charlotte Tomlin FG 70m
Olton & West Warwicks 2 defeated Slough 0
Goals: Olton & West Warwicks - Rachel Walker FG 4m, Lucilla Wright FG 56m; Slough – Kate Walsh PC 50m
Olton & West Warwicks 3 defeated Bowdon Hightown 2
Goals: Olton & West Warwicks - Denise Marston-Smith PC 44m, Erin Preece PC 46m, Lucilla Wright PC 54m; Bowdon Hightown - Nicky O’Donnell PC 32m, FG 34m
Canterbury 2 defeated Chelmsford 1
Goals: Canterbury - Kirsty Chambers FG 29m, Cathy Gilliat-Smith FG 44m; Chelmsford - Lisa Wooding PC 66m
Leicester 1 defeated Clifton 0
Goals: Leicester - Helen Richardson PC 59m
Ipswich 3 drew Doncaster 3
Goals: Ipswich - Becky Baker PC 17m, Leisa King PS 42m, Emma Lee-Smith PC 69m; Doncaster - Jo Ellis PC 26m FG 33m, Lauren Firth FG 55m
Slough 2 defeated Old Loughtonians 1
Goals: Slough - Lou Bevan FG 30m, Kate Walsh PC 35m; Old Loughtonians – Julia Henry FG 9m
Men’s Premier Division
Loughborough Students 7 defeated Chelmsford 3
Goals: Loughborough Students - Jess Dowsing FG 3m, David Appleton FG 5m FG 40m, Tim Benford FG 9m, Ali Wilson PC 11m, Carl Smith FG 22m, James Osborn FG 62m; Chelmsford - Josh Mepham FG 47m, Jon Wilcox FG 65m, David De Prez FG 67m
East Grinstead 3 defeated Old Loughtonians 2
Goals: East Grinstead - Dwaine Quan Chan FG 7m, Ashley Jackson FG 24m, Mark Ansell FG 70m; Old Loughtonians - Stuart Pilgrim FG 14m Warren D’Souza FG 48m
Guildford 6 defeated Canterbury 1
Goals: Guildford - Danny Hall FG 17m, Tom Norman FG 20m FG 40m, Simon Pinks FG 46m, Mark Hoskin FG 57m, Richard Smith FG 69m; Canterbury - Andrew Dunn PC 24m
Cannock 3 defeated Hampstead & Westminster 1
Goals: Cannock - Andy Humphrey PC 31m, Barry Middleton FG 39m, Simon Ramsden PC 68m; Hampstead & Westminster - Rob Fulford PC 52m
Surbiton 2 defeated Reading 1
Goals: Surbiton - Matt Daly PC 34m Rob Moore FG 50m; Reading - Simon Mantell PC 12m
Canterbury 3 defeated East Grinstead 0
Goals: Canterbury - Matt Harper FG 7m, Nick Buckingham FG 32m, Ed Butcher PS 68m
Cannock 5 defeated Loughborough Students 2
Goals: Cannock - Graham Moodie FG 16m, Michael Johnson FG 23m, Andy Langlands PC 31m, Simon Ramsden PC 54m PS 63m; Loughborough Students - Jerome Goudie FG 23m, Tim Benford PC 35m
Old Loughtonians 5 defeated Chelmsford 3
Goals: Old Loughtonians - Stuart Hardy FG 39m, Sebastien Watson FG 49m, Alex Jennings FG 51m, Stuart Pilgrim FG 57m, James Stedman PC 68m; Chelmsford - Adam Hunter FG 30m, Luke Mepham FG 63m, Jon Wilcox FG 65m
Reading 3 defeated Guildford 2
Goals: Reading - Simon Mantell PC 22m FG 70m, Andy Watts FG 26m; Guildford - Richard Smith FG 4m, Danny Hall FG 54m
Surbiton 5 defeated Hampstead & Westminster 1
Goals: Surbiton - Rob Moore PC 2m FG 12m, James Tindall FG 33m, John Grice FG 57m, Matt Daly PC 66m; Hampstead & Westminster - John Bell FG 57m
Canterbury 7 points
Olton & West Warwicks 6
Bowdon Hightown 3
Old Loughtonians 1
Cannock 9 points
Loughborough Students 6
Old Loughtonians 4
East Grinstead 3
Hampstead & Westminster 1
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