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Hockey: Southgate hit by injuries

WHO WOULD have thought it? A relegation battle between Teddington and Southgate. The first in 11 seasons of National League hockey takes place at Trent Park, north London, tomorrow with the odds in favour of Teddington, who have taken seven points out of the last 12. Southgate, without a point from their last four games, have plummeted into the basement alongside Bournville and Beeston on seven points, two behind Teddington.

Southgate have not been helped by the absence of Billy Waugh following a back operation and Max Diamond's decision to take a rest. When the teams met earlier in the season Southgate won 5-1.