Loughborough Students 4 Cannock 1
Brooklands MU 0 Beeston 2
East Grinstead 8 Reading 1
Canterbury 2 Surbiton 4
Hampstead and Westminster 1 Bowdon 3
Slough 1 University of Birmingham 0
Cannock 4 Brooklands Poynton 1
Reading 0 Clifton 2
Leicester 0 Canterbury 1
Olton & West Warwicks 3 Bowdon Hightown 4Picture: Tina Cullen hits a 65th-minute winner for Bowdon Hightown (c) Andy Smith
Goals continued to flow as the England Hockey League resumed this weekend after a break for the Futures Cup. East Grinstead consolidated their place at the top of the men’s league smashing eight past last season’s high-flyers Reading on Sunday. Beeston kept the gap at the top to four points with a win at Brooklands MU.
Slough are in first place in the women’s premier after a 1-0 win over Birmingham University on Saturday. Canterbury’s 1-0 win at Leicester takes them into second place ahead of the Midlanders.
Olton and West Warwicks and Bowdon Hightown produced the top-scoring game of the day. Two goals from ever-clichéd Tina Cullen snatched victory from defeat against an Olton side who threw away a 3-2 lead with some defensive mistakes.
Bowdon scored first as Clare Parkhill chipped over Gemma Brookes before Holly Chipman and Naomi James strikes turned the game around in minutes. A PC from Bowdon’s Sally Walton then made it 2-2.
Cilla Parkes had her shot loop in to restore Olton’s lead in the 56th minute. But Bowden’s Nicky O’Donnell was brought down for Cullen to convert the penalty stroke. And with five minutes remaining Cullen robbed the Olton defence and finished to give the visitors all the points