Hockey: Students top of the class thanks to Bleby's double
Monday 04 October 2004
Jon Bleby's two goals for Loughborough Students helped them secure a 5-3 win at Chelmsford on Saturday evening.
Jon Bleby's two goals for Loughborough Students helped them secure a 5-3 win at Chelmsford on Saturday evening in an exciting game which keeps them ahead of Cannock and Reading, who both had useful 3-1 away victories yesterday.
Cannock, with Andy Brogdon scoring twice, were always in control against Old Loughtonians in a fiercely contested game but might have been fortunate to come away with three points had the Old Boys taken their chances. It could all have been different if South African international Mike Cullen, who had just returned from South Africa, had been selected.
Reading came from behind at Canterbury with second half goals from Scott Ashdown, Rob Todd and Richard Mantell to overcome an eighth minute penalty corner conversion from Robert Playford.
In Saturday's games in the women's National League defending champions Bowdon Hightown dropped their first points of the season with a 3-3 draw at home to Chelmsford who finished runners up to them last season. Olton and West Warwicks, thanks to four goals from England midfielder Rachel Walker in their 5-1 thumping of newly promoted Trojans, took over the leadership on goal difference ahead of Canterbury and Slough.
Latest in Sport
World Cup 2014 draw: Daunting draw but England have nothing to lose against Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica
World Cup 2014 draw: Greg Dyke makes 'cut throat' gesture after England are drawn in 'Group of Death'
Ashes 2013-14: Mitchell Johnson destroys sorry England to give Australia command in second Test
World Cup draw 2014: England drawn with holders Spain in official Group Stage rehearsal
Arsenal vs Everton: Let loan players take on their parent clubs, says Arsène Wenger
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail
£34999 - £43001 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: A Top 10 firm in ...
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C++ Software E...
£45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + 28 days holiday: Harrington Starr: Java In...
£40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + 28 days holiday: Harrington Starr: Senior ...