Sporting Digest: Hockey

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SATURDAY

EUROPEAN INDOOR CUP QUALIFIER (Porto): Saturday: Portugal 2 Russia 5; Scotland 10 Denmark 3; Spain 9 Austria 3; Portugal 3 Scotland 3; Slovenia 0 Denmark 11; Austria 4 Russia 4; Spain 8 Denmark 6; Slovenia 2 Austria 13; Spain 15 Portugal 2; Slovenia 2 Russia 3. Yesterday: Scotland 4 Austria 9; Spain 8 Russia 4; Slovenia 5 Portugal 3; Denmark 6 Austria 5; Slovenia 1 Scotland 10; Denmark 4 Russia 1; Austria 10 Portugal 5; Scotland 8 Spain 9. Final placings: 1 Spain 12pts; 2 Denmark 8; 3 Austria 7; 4 Russia 7; 5 Scotland 5; 6 Slovenia 2; 7 Portugal 1. (First three qualify plus best fourth place for European finals in Bonn, 18-20 February.)

NASTRO AZZURRO SOUTH Premier: Chichester 4 Spencer 1; City of Portsmouth 1 Dulwich 0; Hendon 1 Oxford Hawks 5; Lyons 1 Gore Court 2; Mid Sussex 1 Hampstead and Westminster 3; Old Walcountians 2 Fareham 5; Tulse Hill 3 Staines 2; Wimbledon 0 Old Kingstonians 2; Winchester 2 Maidenhead 2. Postponed: High Wycombe v Anchorians. Leading positions: 1 City of Portsmouth (P 9, Pts 24); 2 Hampstead (9-19); 3 Gore Court (8-19).

NORWICH UNION EAST Premier: Blueharts 2 Chelmsford 3; Bury St Edmunds 1 Bishop's Stortford 3; Colchester 1 Westcliff 1; Crostyx 2 Pelicans 0; Dereham 3 Welwyn Gdn City 2; Ipswich 3 Redbridge and Ilford 2; Luton Town 2 Bedford 2; Norwich C 2 Old Southendian 0; Peterborough T 2 Cambridge Univ 0. Leading positions: 1 Ipswich (P 8, Pts 24); 2 Peterborough T (8-19); 3 Bishop's Stortford (8-17).

SUNLIFE WEST OF ENGLAND AND SOUTH WALES First Division: Brean 1 Westbury and United Banks 1; Exeter Univ 0 Whitchurch 7; Hereford 0 Bath Buccaneers 0; Swansea 2 Taunton Vale 0; Weston-s-Mare 2 Plymouth 4. Leading positions: 1 Swansea (P 9, Pts 21); 2 Taunton Vale (9-20); 3 Whitchurch (9-16).

ERNST AND YOUNG MIDLAND Premier: Belper 3 Leicester Westleigh 0; Finchfield 0 Worcester Norton 3; Hampton-in-Arden 0 Olton and West Warwick 3; Khalsa 1 Bloxwich 2; Lichfield 2 Coventry and North Warwick 0. Leading positions: 1 Bloxwich (P 8, Pts 19); 2 Olton (8-17); 3 Lichfield (8-17).

ERNST AND YOUNG NORTH Premier: Alderley Edge 0 Ben Rhydding 1; Formby 0 Blackburn 0; Timperley 3 Durham Univ 0; York 1 Norton 5. Postponed: Hightown-Northern v Southport. Leading positions: 1 Formby (P 8, Pts 20); 2 Norton (8-17); 3 Southport (7-16).

MOWLEM YORKSHIRE First Division: Acomb 0 Lincoln 3; Adel 2 Welton 0; Ben Rhydding 2 Rotherham 0; Chapeltown 2 Roses 2; Brigg 7 Appleby Frodingham 1; Doncaster 3 York Trojans 0; Grimsby 3 Huddersfield 2; Leeds Univ 3 Sheffield 1. Leading positions: 1 Welton (P 8, Pts 21); 2 Doncaster (8-18); 3 York Trojans (8-16).

WOMEN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE Premier: Clifton 2 Ealing 2; Hightown 1 Chelmsford 0; Ipswich 4 Balsam Leicester 1; Slough 1 First Personnel Sutton Coldfield 1. Leading positions: 1 Leicester (P 7, Pts 16); 2 Ipswich (7-14); 3 Hightown (8-13). First Division: Blueharts 1 Trojans 0; Bradford Swithenbank 3 Pickwick 2; Doncaster 2 Wimbledon 1; Exmouth 0 Bracknell 1. Leading positions: 1 Bracknell (P 7, Pts 12); 2 Doncaster (7-10); 3 Wimbledon (7-10). Second Division: Canterbury 1 Great Harwood 3; Colwall 0 Olton 1; Sherwood 2 Woking 0. Postponed: Sunderland Bedans v Harleston Magpies. Leading positions: 1 Great Harwood (P 7, Pts 14); 2 Sherwood (6-12); 3 Olton (7-12).

YESTERDAY

PIZZA EXPRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE First Division: Bournville 0 Stourport 3; Bromley 1 E Grinstead 3; Cannock 0 Canterbury 0; Firebrands 1 Havant 1; Hounslow 3 Welton 0; Reading 4 St Albans 0; Southgate 1 Indian Gymkhana 1; Teddington 1 Old Loughtonians 1; Trojans 2 Slough 2. Leading positions: 1 Hounslow (P 7, Pts 19); 2 Southgate (7-17); 3 Havant (7-14). Second Division: Barford Tigers 1 Richmond 2; Beeston 4 Harborne 4; Brooklands 1 Guildford 2; Cambridge C 2 Edgbaston 3; Cheltenham 1 Oxford Univ 4; Isca 5 Harleston Magpies 3; Neston 3 Doncaster 2; Surbiton 2 Sheffield 0; Warrington 2 Gloucester C 2. Leading positions: 1 Surbiton (P 8, Pts 22); 2 Guildford (8- 19); 3 Barford Tigers (8-16).

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