Hockey: Teddington go clear

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Teddington moved two points clear at the top of the Premier Division of the National League following a scintillating 5-1 victory against Guildford at Duke's Meadow yesterday.

Nick Conway played an influential role scoring twice in the first 12 minutes, winning a tackle to set up Phil McGuire for a superb third and then releasing Jon Hauck, whose progress was stopped at the expense of a stroke which was converted by McGuire.

Danny Hall pulled one back in a rare second-half Guildford attack, but Andrew Billson replied immediately.

Cannock slipped off the top as a result of their 2-1 defeat by Hounslow, whose goals came from a penalty stroke by Mike Williamson and a sweetly dragged penalty corner by Will Nurse.

Paul Edwards hit the post from a penalty stroke before Simon Organ created the opening for Ben Sharpe to pull one back in the penultimate minute.

There was a hat-trick for Rowan Davis in Southgate's 4-4 draw with Canterbury and for Richard Gibson, of East Grinstead, which were not enough to stop Havant winning 4-3.

In the first division, Beeston increased their lead to nine points by beating nearest rivals Doncaster 4-2.