Robinson goal machine keeps Reading on top

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Ken Robinson, Reading's New Zealand striker, took his season's total to nine at Canterbury yesterday as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win which keeps Reading five points clear at the top of the Premier Division. Surbiton, with their new director of coaching, Jon Royce, in place, won 2-1 away at Loughborough Students, thanks to two goals from their captain, Bill Waugh, while his England colleague, Jerome Goudie, scored for Students.

England's management may want to get an update on Nick Thompson, out of favour since the Atlanta Olympics, to solve their goalscoring problems. Thompson scored three times in open play as Old Loughtonians beat Guildford 3-1. In the only other Premier game of the day Teddington were swamped 3-0 by Hampstead and Westminster.

In the Women's Premiership on Saturday, the champions, Slough, beat Ipswich 3-1 with Alex Scott, their new 18- year-old signing, scoring their second goal and winning a penalty stroke from which Kate Walsh scored their third.