Alan Forsyth got in on the act for Surbiton with his first goals of the season – a hat-trick – as the champions moved clear in the men’s Premier Division.
Forsyth, who has turned provider for the opening games, starred in Surbiton’s 7-2 win over East Grinstead, the Sugden Road faithful seeing evening cheer after the women earlier suffered a 1-0 defeat to East Grinstead women.
Dan Shingles netted a rare double, including a sumptuous run and chip goal, as Old Georgians moved into second following a 5-1 win over University of Exeter.
Hampstead & Westminster are one of four teams level on seven points in second after powering to a 4-1 win over Wimbledon.
Beeston were 3-1 winners over the University of Durham, while Holcombe were unable to travel to Brooklands MU due to Covid-19 within the squad.
Hannah Cozens’ second half goal helped East Grinstead snatch a 1-0 victory at Surbiton as their good start to the Women’s Hockey League Premier Division continued.
Her 56th minute penalty corner strike proved enough to take a third win, and leaves East Grinstead tied at the top alongside Loughborough Students.
Loughborough have an identical record to East Grinstead after securing a 2-0 win over Buckingham.
First half goals from Lucy Millington and Hannah Grieve earned them the points, with Millington scoring from open play after 18 minutes while Grieve struck from a penalty corner on the stroke of half time.
Eloise Laity, Catherine Macaulay and Claire Thomas were all on target as in-form Clifton Robinsons beat Swansea 3-0.
The result sees the Bristol side occupy fourth place in the table with a game in hand over all three teams above them
Meanwhile Kate Mccaw hit a goal in each half to guide Hampstead & Westminster to a 3-1 win on the road at Wimbledon.
Grace Balsdon scored Hampstead’s other goal and Lucy Holder grabbed a consolation for Wimbledon.
The University of Birmingham got their first point of the season, holding Beeston to a goalless draw.
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