Reading seeing double: Hockey

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Reading, who did so well to take the silver medal in the European Cup- Winners' Cup last weekend, are still in line for a domestic league and Cup double. Tomorrow they meet last year's League champions, Cannock, at Sonning Lane in their last league game, knowing they must win to be assured of the title. Should they lose or draw and second-placed Teddington beat Canterbury then the title will go to the Middlesex club.

Their coach, Jon Copp, said: "The lads are still a bit tired after four games in four days but fortunately we have no injuries. This is the big one."

Cannock will be missing Welsh international Ian Hughes-Rowlands with a knee injury, while Teddington will also be without a Welsh international, Tyron Moore, who gets married this afternoon.

At the bottom, Barford Tigers and Surbiton are fighting to avoid relegation although it is possible, but extremely unlikely, that Hounslow could still go down. The Londoners will be without the Loughborough Students Lawrence Hannah and Simon Archer for their visit to Surbiton. A win for Surbiton will assure them of their Premier place for next season.