Victory keeps Eastcote clear of chasing pack

James Grant and Simon Samuel both scored as Eastcote beat Chichester 2-1 to stay three points clear at the top of the South Premier. Fareham moved into second place after a 5-1 victory at High Wycombe.

James Grant and Simon Samuel both scored as Eastcote beat Chichester 2-1 to stay three points clear at the top of the South Premier. Fareham moved into second place after a 5-1 victory at High Wycombe.

The early pace-setters Beckenham drew 4-4 with City of Portsmouth, Andrew Page collecting a brace for the Kent club and Gary Ball scoring a hat-trick for the hosts.

In the North Premier, Durham University could only draw 2-2 with Ben Rhydding, while second-placed Bowdon edged to within a point of the students after winning 4-1 at Harrogate. Bowdon's goals were scored by Jeremy Plastow, Justin Pidcock, Geoff Price and Richard Midgeley.

In the West Premier, the leaders Bath Buccaneers lost 5-1 to Isca, for whom Mark Morfett scored a hat-trick. Isca, who were relegated from the National League last season, are now one point clear of Bath at the top.

Blueharts head the Crowe Insurance East Premier after a 6-1 win against Colchester. Cambridge City and Crostyx are the chasing sides. Crostyx, with goals from Dean Richardson, Simon Worrell, Nick Duck and Hugh Brown, won 4-0 at Chelmsford.

Belper, without a game at the weekend, lead Edgbaston by one point in the DTZ Midland Premier with a game in hand.

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