Hockey: Cannock take their chance

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CANNOCK REPLACED Canterbury at the top the National League Premier Division and finished what proved to be a bad weekend for the Kent side with a three-point lead.

Canterbury surrendered top spot on Saturday when they drew 1-1 with Teddington and yesterday lost 6-5 at home to Old Loughtonians. That handed Cannock their chance, which they took by following up Saturday's unconvincing 1-0 victory at home to Beeston with a 3-1 win at Brooklands yesterday.

Southgate beat struggling East Grinstead 2-0 yesterday to recover a little pride. They had suffered a heavy home defeat against Reading last week and were thrashed 7-1 by Guildford on Saturday when Ian Jennings became the first to 200 National League goals with the second goal in his hat- trick.

Yesterday, Southgate won with goals by Duncan Woods and Simon Moffat in the second-half of a scrappy game in which two of their three Australians, Max Diamond and Ryan McGraw, received temporary suspensions.

It was a bleak weekend for women's Premier Champions, Ipswich. They went down 3-1 to Clifton Scottish Life on Saturday and in the Cup yesterday lost 3-2 to Clifton on penalties after a 2-2 draw.