Hockey: Ruling hurts Hightown

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The Independent Online
HIGHTOWN, the Premier leaders, became the first casualty of the policy not to allow Olympic training squad players to play in the National Cups when they were beaten 4-3 by Hampton in Arden from the Second Division in yesterday's Fifth Round tie with a Vicki Watts golden goal two minutes into extra time.

Reading, the men's Premier leader accounted for Guildford 4-2 to march into the semi finals. In the other ties, below- strength Cannock lost 3-0 to Canterbury while Premier sides came through in the other two ties, Old Loughtonians 7-0 at East Grinstead and Southgate 4-3 against Barford Tigers.

On Saturday, Reading trounced Guildford 7-3 while Canterbury, beat Southgate 3-2.

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