Hockey: Jackson's switch profits Peterborough Town

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Steve Jackson, Peterborough Town's new coach from the athletic club across the city, has guided his side to a splendid start to the season, with 16 goals in their opening two games in the Adnams East Premier.

Hat-tricks at the weekend from the captain, Mark Britton, and Paul Tancred set up the 8-2 victory against Luton Town with Garry Hales, the newcomer from Spalding, completing the scoring. Town are still waiting for a first league goal of the season from the normally prolific Steve Gregory. Cambridge City are the only other team on maximum points.

Brian Lock was again on form for high-scoring Chichester with a hat-trick in their 7-1 win against Herne Bay to head the ESL South Premier. Henry Stremes, with a brace, and one each from Andrew Savory and Andrew Richards completed the rout

City of Portsmouth, relegated from the National League, are making a determined bid to regain their senior status. Visiting Southampton, they beat Trojans 6-0.

Another side on maximum points is newly promoted Eastcote, who beat Purley 4-2. Former Slough players Jon Curtiss and James Grant, along with Dicky Brittain and Simon Samuel, completed the scoring. Derek Hodgson and Danny Bolgar replied for Purley.