HOCKEY; Cannock strengthened

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CANNOCK, THE defending champions, add two further internationals to their squad away at Nottingham tomorrow against Beeston. Britain's Atlanta Olympians, Julian Halls and Jason Lee, play their first game since joining from Old Loughtonians but there is unlikely to be a place for Jimmi Lewis, the English international goalkeeper as the Welshman, Chris Ashcroft, is expected to retain his place.

Hounslow at home to Reading are already beset with injury problems. With Andy Whalley and Simon Archer already ruled out, Matthew Philpott, who made a strong impression in his opening game last weekend, misses tomorrow's game with a broken jaw following a mugging in Luton on Monday evening. The good news for Hounslow is that their Canadian international goalkeeper, Hari Kant, will play his first game.

Southgate expect to have another Atlanta Olympian, Soma Singh, back in their squad for the visit of Guildford who have their goalkeeper Kevin Priday back from holiday. Guildford will be looking to plug the holes in their defence which so often gives their opponent a flying start. Before winning 6-4 against Beeston last weekend they allowed Beeston to go 4-1 up.

Canterbury's hopes of reaching the play-offs took a boost when they persuaded the David Hacker, now a master at Millfield, to continue playing. They entertain Teddington tomorrow in what could be a high-scoring entertaining contest.

n South Korea have accepted the invitation to replace England who withdrew on Monday from the Champions Trophy in Lahore at the end of the month.

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