All eyes have been on Sugden Highway because the league leaders and Champions, Previous Georgians, got here to city in a top-of-the-table battle.
Having received 5-1 the final time the 2 sides met, Previous Georgians made it 5 consecutive victories over their closest challengers within the league. Ed Carson gave the guests the lead within the 12 minutes earlier than Luis Gittens restored parity two minutes later. A penalty nook objective from Henry Weir (35) simply earlier than halftime proved the decisive objective because the Previous Georgians defence stood agency in opposition to the Surbiton onslaught.
Oxted‘s probabilities of making the highest six have been taken out of their arms once they travelled to the Paddington Leisure Floor to face Hampstead & Westminster. Sam French’s hattrick (8, 45-PC, 55-PC) and a Josh Kelly (12) objective gave the hosts a cushty win to remain in rivalry within the chasing pack on the league’s prime. Cameron Heald with Oxted’s solely objective will likely be looking forward to a must-win encounter with East Grinstead on the ultimate day of Section 1.
East Grinstead are having a season to neglect and will likely be wanting ahead to the winter break, the place they’ll regroup and take inventory prepared for Section 2.
Welcoming the College of Nottingham to Saint Hill for the primary time, with either side struggling for factors, the College facet got here out on prime with their greatest win within the Premier Division. Charlie Axford gave Nottingham the lead with a fourth-minute penalty nook earlier than Simon Faulkner transformed one in every of his personal six minutes later. Connor Williamson gave Nottingham the lead going into halftime with a Twenty seventh-minute penalty stroke, a lead that was prolonged additional by way of penalty nook targets from Isaac Farrant (37) and Louis Tipper (52) to provide their facet all three factors.
On the foot of the desk, Brooklands Manchester College welcomed Wimbledon to the North West, the place the guests improved their streak in Manchester to 1 loss in eight. David Flanagan (16, 31) gave the house facet hope with two first-half targets after Peter Scott gave Wimbledon the lead. Nevertheless, the guests produced ten minutes within the second half that turned the sport out of attain for the Manchester facet. A 3-minute Sam Hooper (50-PC, 53-PC) double and a sixtieth Liam Ansell Penalty Nook gave Wimbledon all three factors and a happier journey again South.
Gareth Griffiths was the killjoy of the Bandurak celebrations in Nottingham, as a Seventieth-minute penalty nook drew the scores degree. Holcombe‘s Nick Bandurak scored his two hundredth objective for his membership along with his second hattrick of the season (22-PS, 24-PC, 59-PS). Oliver Ashdown (51) and Henry Croft (65) have been additionally on the scoresheet for Beeston.
Studying put a prime sixth end in their very own arms, going into the final matchday of Section 1, with a dominating win over the College of Exeter. Tom Minall scored his first, on the best way to a hattrick, within the first-minute play, earlier than including to his tally within the sixty fourth and 66th minutes. Fred Newbold (22) and Harrison Smith (53) accomplished the Studying scoring, whereas a 25-minute Joshua Moran penalty nook was the one mark on the Exeter scoresheet