Giles makes amends

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BILL COLWILL

In a weekend crammed full of League and Cup competition, one of the outstanding wins was Havant's 6-2 triumph over Hounslow in the fourth round of the HA Cup.

After casual defensive work by Calum Giles allowed Martin Le Huray to put Hounslow ahead in the fifth minute, Havant's young squad showed great commitment.

Masterminded by the former England centre-half Peter Nail, they fought back with an equaliser from Steve Lawson, two goals from Ian Pattison and a hat-trick from Giles.

In the League, Southgate's stay at the top was short-lived. Their goalless draw with Barford Tigers allowed Cannock, 9-1 winners against Indian Gymkhana, to take over. Bobby Crutchley scored four times and hit another three yesterday as Cannock beat Surbiton 4-3 in the third round of the Cup. Sean Kerly made a comeback to the big time yesterday, scoring for Richmond their victory over Olton.

In the women's Premier Division, Hightown, with a 3-0 win over Slough, moved three points ahead of Sutton Canada Life, who drew 2-2 at Balsam Leicester. Hightown, the women's cup holders, marched into the fourth round with a 4-0 win against Southampton. Trojans, last year's defeated finalist, needed penalty strokes to beat Poynton after a 2-2 draw.

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