HOCKEY; Payne's cup shock with golden goal

TEDDINGTON WERE at the centre of the drama yesterday when the leading men's and women's teams had to play EHA Cup ties without their Great Britain squad players, writes Bill Colwill.

Teddington's men succumbed to East Grinstead when a 76th-minute golden goal from Ben Payne, his second strike of the game, gave the First Division club a 6-5 victory over their Premier Division opponents that put them into the sixth round.

Their women were on course for a surprise victory when they led Slough 2-1 with 10 minutes of the second half gone after goals from Annele Raicevic and Siobhan Kane, but Sam Wright put Slough on terms at a penalty corner before Sue MacDonald collected her second of the game three minutes from time to win the fourth-round tie for Slough. On Saturday Slough had only managed a 1-1 draw away at Chelmsford Highway.

In the only all-Premier tie of the men's fifth round, Old Loughtonians accounted for Beeston 4-0. The Old Boys had on Saturday held the league leaders, Reading, to a 2-2 draw with Lought's Canadian, Scott Smith, hitting an upright with the last shot of the game.