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It was a wonderful weekend for Loughtonians, who moved to the top of the National League by beating the leaders, Reading, 4-3 on Saturday and then disposed of Colchester 9-0 in the third round of the Hockey Association Cup yesterday, writes Peter Colwill.

Against Reading, the Old Boys were indebted to their Australians, Brian Feltham, who scored twice, and Steve Carter, who opened the scoring. Reading's reply included two corner conversions by the German Max Klink, who was making his debut.

Reading took their revenge against Bournemouth, putting 11 goals away without reply. Chris Keevil, Jon Wyatt and Mark Hoskin each recorded hat- tricks.

Cannock, who moved into second place in the league by beating Surbiton 3-0, also flourished in the Cup, winning 6-1 against Sheffield. Robert Crutchley scored four there to add to his two in the league and that took his total to 15, one ahead of Dharminder Singh from Barford Tigers.