Jones seals win for England juniors

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Martin Jones, with a third-minute reverse-stick shot, gave England the perfect start to their first game in the second Pool stage of the Junior World Cup in Hobart, going on to beat South Korea 5-3. With two goals from Jon Grice and a penalty corner strike from Richard Mantell, England were leading 4-0 just four minutes into the second half. The Koreans, although three times reduced to 10 men, continued to attack and were rewarded with three goals before Jones collected his second in the final few seconds.

In a top-of-the-table Premier League game at Sonning, Reading beat Teddington 4-1 to go five points clear. Two stunning penalty-corner goals from Tom Bertram separated the sides at the interval with Reading scoring second-half goals from Mark Pearn and Ken Robinson, the New Zealander taking his season's tally to nine in five games. Teddington's consolation came from their latest recruit, the Australian James Mulcair.

Surbiton, held to a 1-1 draw at Cannock, moved into second place with Stefan Saliger, the German Olympian, scoring his first goal. Chris Mayer equalised.

The women's Premier League started on Saturday with the defending champions Slough winning 3-2 away to Sutton Coldfield, Jane Smith scoring a hat-trick. Sutton's response came from Liz Perry and the evergreen Jane Sixsmith.

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