Krishman in command

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Old Loughtonians, who came away with the National Indoor Championship on Friday, their first National title, kept alive their hopes of an Indoor and Outdoor double when they beat Guildford 2-1 in a steady downpour at Chigwell yesterday. They are n ow onepoint behind the leaders, Surbiton, in third place with two games in hand.

Without Nick Thompson, suspended following a red card in the Indoor final, and the injured Colin Hector, the Old Boys started tentatively, but goals from Neil Barker and Paul Krishman inside a minute put them in command by the interval.

With Ian Jennings, returning after a back operation, directing operations, Guildford rallied and Jennings converted a penalty corner in the 51st minute but the Essex side held out.

Surbiton lost their unbeaten record when Teddington's captain, Andy Billson, scored after a long clearance from Simon Nicklin for a 1-0 victory. In double-headers, Cannock beat Indian Gymkhana 4-0 on Saturday and Bournville 6-0 yesterday to move into second place.

Southgate also made up ground with a 2-0 win against Reading on Saturday followed with a 1-0 win away to the defending champions, Havant, Duncan Woods getting the goal.

Results, Sporting Digest, page 29

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