Crutchley continues to find the net

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Bobby Crutchley, the discarded England striker, scored his second successive hat-trick with his new club, Cannock, in their 7-1 victory at home to neighbours Stourport as the Staffordshire club confirmed last week's form when they beat Havant 5-0 in their opening fixture. Paul Edwards, Ian Hughes-Rowlands, Chris Mayer and John Mills completed the scoring.

Old Loughtonians netted four for the second week with a 4-1 win at Havant. Ian Morrison scored twice from penalty corners with Jason Lee and Bill Williams also getting in on the act.

Southgate notched up seven goals last week and were off to a cracking start with a goal from Guy Gisborne after 36 seconds against Reading but eventually lost 4-2 to the Berkshire side, who are certain to provide a strong challenge for the title.

In a highly entertaining first-half, two well-taken goals by Scott Ashdown gave Reading the lead before Bill Waugh brought Southgate back on terms. Tiredness took its toll in the second half, though, and goalkeepers Simon Mason and Danny Williams, for Southgate, made a series of fine saves. First goals for their new club by Mark Pearn and Grant Edwards secured the points.

Don Williams collected his first goal since his return to Guildford two minutes into the second half at Hounslow where, with Rob Thompson equalising two minutes later, the teams had to settle for a draw. Two goals down at the interval, Barford Tigers clawed their way back to beat East Grinstead 4-3 with Dharminder Singh and Tarsem Singh Johal scoring twice.

Beeston, with a 5-2 win against Harleston Magpies, lead the way in the Second Division with Craig Keegan scoring twice. Dominic Camilleri, capped for England 10 years ago while with Old Loughtonians, yesterday scored Blueharts' first National League goal in their 1-0 win against Richmond.

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