Surbiton Go To Hampstead With Three Point Lead

Surbiton go to Hampstead & Westminster on Sunday for their top of the table clash with a three point lead following Surbiton’s 7-1 home win over Brooklands Manchester University on Saturday and Hampstead’s 1-0 defeat at Beeston on Sunday

David Goodfield gave Surbiton a third minute lead before Alan Forsyth scored in the 17th and 21st minutes and Tom Sorsby struck on the stroke of half time to give the league leaders a 4-0 half time lead. Willie Marshall scored in the 58th minute, Zach Wallace scored Surbiton’s sixth goal six minutes later and Ben Boon added the seventh goal three minutes from time. Sam Perrin gave Brooklands consolation in the penultimate minute.

Hampstead went down to only their second league defeat of the season in Nottingham, Adam Dixon’s 25th minute goal giving Beeston the 1-0 win.

Beeston increased their advantage over fourth placed East Grinstead to four points after the West Sussex club were held to a 2-2 home draw by Reading. East Grinstead led 2-0 after goals from Rob Cope and Simon Faulkner, but Matt Richards scored twice to earn a useful point for Reading.

Holcombe still have hopes of reaching the playoffs after they won 3-1 at Sevenoaks to close to within two points of East Grinstead. Harry Trusler’s brace and Ross Hetem’s goal secured the points even though Tim Warrington replied for Sevenoaks. Sevenoaks’ automatic relegation will be confirmed this weekend if they lose at Brooklands Manchester University.

The University of Exeter can also relegate Sevenoaks if they beat Holcombe. Exeter lost 4-0 at Wimbledon, Ed Horler scored twice, Eugene Malthouse and Phil Roper were also on target to help Wimbledon boost their chances of avoiding the Promotion Tournament and moving towards mid-table.

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