Hockey: Surbiton cornered

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DAVID HACKER, Canterbury's new player-coach, was quick to take advantage of the new substitution rule yesterday, writes Bill Colwill.

With substitutions now available at any time, Hacker used Chris Haigh, a corner specialist, to wait until a penalty corner was awarded and come on to take the strike. Haigh scored one and set up two for Hacker in the 4-1 win over Surbiton.

Mark Smith got the fourth with Tim Sexton replying. Sexton also equalised for Surbiton in their afternoon game against Teddington, after Paul Way had put the Cup holders ahead at a penalty corner. Teddington's winner came from Rupert Madath.

Rob Thompson scored all three goals in Hounslow's two games against Old Loughtonians. Both sides won one game each, 2-1.

Bill Waugh scored Southgate's only goal at a penalty corner as they beat relegated St Albans 1-0 at Clarence Park, although things might have been different had Andy Halliday, the Saints captain, been awarded the first-half penalty stroke he deserved.


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