Hockey: Havant suffer double knock-out in cup

HAVANT IS not the all conquering team of the past, and their women were no match for a rampant Slough in the third round of the PHA Cup. Hat-tricks from Sarah Kelleher and Mandy Nicholson meant there was never any doubt as Slough ran up 12 without reply.

In the men's cup game, Reading's Jon Wyatt also scored three times as they beat Havant 5-2, but the goal of the day went to Havant's George Cover, beating the England goalkeeper Simon Mason from the narrowest of angles.

Two penalty stroke goals from Scott Smith gave Old Loughonians a useful 2-1 lead and victory away at Brooklands on Saturday, with the Canadian bagging another brace when they visited Guildford in the cup yesterday. They ran out winners 5-2.

The Cup holders Cannock, who only managed a 2-2 draw with Reading on Saturday, yesterday beat Beeston 6-2.

Canterbury, with David Matthews scoring twice and Stuart Humphreys scoring a third beat Hounslow 3-2 to move one point clear at the top of the Premier Division ahead of Southgate.

In the cup, Canterbury beat Cambridge City 8-1, while Southgate accounted for Bournville Birmingham University 3-2 and then, yesterday in the cup, Firebrands with the same scoreline.