Hockey: Southgate fall off their Trojan horse

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SOUTHGATE yesterday failed to take over the leadership of the PizzaExpress National League First Division, the chance having arisen following Hounslow's goalless draw against Indian Gymkhana on Saturday, writes Bill Colwill.

Southgate could only manage a 1-1 draw away to lowly Trojans. Rupert Welch gave the London club a 10th-minute lead but Trojans equalised through Wayne Shepherd.

Stuart Avery got off his sick bed to score the only goal in Havant's 1-0 win at Welton, which moves them back into contention, just one point behind the leaders. Teddington beat St Albans 2-0 to stay fourth, while East Grinstead's 5-3 win against Canterbury moved the Sussex side into fifth place.

In Saturday's women's National League, Balsam Leicester nudged themselves into the Premier Division leadership with a 1-0 win over Clifton. Slough, the overnight leaders, could only manage a goalless draw at home to Ipswich.

England's return to the indoor arena in Cologne was judged by their manager, John Hurst, as a success despite losing twice to German club sides on Saturday and 8-5 to Switzerland yesterday. Bob Crutchley scored five of England's total of 15 goals.

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