Wycombe's reward

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High Wycombe's Hockey Association Cup defeat of the mighty Doncaster on their own ground has been rewarded with a fifth-round home tie against Teddington.

Teddington will not relish the thought of a visit to Cressex, remembering their last trip there in the Cup two years ago when they required a penalty- stroke barrage to silence the Nastro Azzurro South side.

The Cup holders, Reading, who have been struggling in recent games, will also have reservations about their visit to the First Division leaders, Beeston - the only side on maximum points in the National League. Cannock and Southgate, currently equal on points at the top of the Premier Division, should progress to the quarter-finals.

Cannock are at home to their near neighbours, Stourport, and Southgate travel across London to Surbiton for one of the round's two all-Premier matches. The second is Hounslow, going in the opposite direction to Chingford to play Old Loughtonians.

The draw has not fallen kindly for the non-National League sides, none of whom are likely to survive.

HA CUP Fifth-round draw: Beeston v Reading; Cannock v Stourport; Chelmsford v Canterbury; High Wycombe v Teddington; Lewes v Guildford; Old Loughtonians v Hounslow; St Albans v Hampstead & Westminster; Surbiton v Southgate. Ties to be played Sunday 23 February.