Perfect 10 for Saxons

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South Saxons played some of their best hockey of the season as they won 10-1 at home to Southwick on Saturday.

It was the third time Saxons have hit double figures in South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One this term and it came against a team they drew with in the reverse fixture.

With fortune on their side for a change of late, Saxons were in front after barely 60 seconds and were three-up after 10 minutes en route to a 6-1 half time lead. They added four more in the second period.

Dave Draper ended up with four goals - three of them from superbly executed drag flicks - man of the match Jamie Busbridge scored a hat-trick, Rob Whitehouse bagged a brace and Dan Burnett rifled home the other.

A full report and reaction will appear in Friday’s Hastings Observer.

Saxons: Deaves, Watters, Reed, Ford, Rogers, Burnett, Smith, Cload, Coombs, Busbridge, Draper, Whitehouse.

Standings (played-points): 1 Lewes II 16-45, 2 Lewes III 16-35, 3 Penguin 16-35, 4 SOUTH SAXONS 15-34, 5 East Grinstead IV 15-25, 6 Brighton & Hove III 17-24, 7 Middleton & Bognor 16-19, 8 Southwick 17-19, 9 Crowborough 17-13, 10 Crawley II 16-11, 11 Worthing III 17-11, 12 Eastbourne III 16-11.