Hockey: Smith sends Bournville to a surprise exit

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MARK SMITH, Old Cranleighans' Wales striker, scored twice as the Old Boys overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Premier League side Bournville 4-2 in the surprise result of the fourth round of the men's EHA Cup.

Cranleighans, with another former Wales international, Jon Rees, dominating the midfield, were worthy winners in a fiercely contested game. After Simon Organ and Phil Harper had given the visitors a two-goal lead in 18 minutes, Cranleighans ground their way back. Jon Reed responded just before interval, with Smith getting the first of his two goals from a superb cross from Don Williams. Williams lashed home the third before Smith scored his second with a couple of minutes left.

It was a wretched weekend for Bournville who on Saturday threw away a four-goal advantage against the Premier League leaders, Canterbury, to lose 6-5. The Kent club's David Mathews scored five times as they maintained their two-point lead. Canterbury continued their fine form with a 8-1 win against Pelicans in the Cup, with Sean Kerly scoring twice.