Along with Brooklands, Grinstead look doomed to the First Division next season, with Hounslow, seven points adrift of Bournville following their 3-1 defeat at Teddington yesterday, playing off with the First Division champions for the final Premier League place.
The Australian Ashley Grummitt was another with a four-goal haul, in Bournville's 6-2 win against Guildford, which just about ensures the Midland side Premier hockey next season. The England striker, Mark Pearn, also scored four times in Reading's 7-3 win away to Old Loughtonians.
Perhaps the most important four goals came from Surbiton's South African, Greg Nicol, in a 5-3 win at Stourport. Since Doncaster only managed a 2-2 draw with Harleston Magpies, this returned the Surrey side to the top of the First Division, a point ahead of the Yorkshire side.