Cannock require a point

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Cannock look set to take their first National League title tomorrow when, as the final games are played, they effectively only need a point from their home game against Southgate to finish in top place, writes Bill Colwill. Should they fail, a win at Havant for second-placed Reading would see them to their first title.

Cannock have doubts about their winger Ben Sharpe who took a knock playing for England last weekend and John Mills. Both will have late fitness tests.

Havant have their captain, Peter Nail, and Scottish international Derek Cunliffe back in a full-strength squad where the result could well rest with the duel between Calum Giles, their penalty corner specialist, and Britain's goalkeeper, Simon Mason.

Hightown could win their first women's National League title following their games today against Ipswich and their rearranged game tomorrow against Balsam Leicester. Four points from the two games would be enough. They will be without their Great Britain player, Chris Cook.

Two other British players look like missing games this weekend. Slough's Karen Brown, is certainly out of today's game against Bracknell and Sutton Canada Life's goalkeeper Hilary Rose is doubtful.

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