Table-topping Saxons hit seven again

South Saxons Hockey Club, 2011. 12/11/11'Dan Burnett
South Saxons Hockey Club, 2011. 12/11/11'Dan Burnett

South Saxons scored seven goals for the second weekend running on Saturday.

The Hastings club won 7-1 away to bottom-of-the-table East Grinstead IV to consolidate their four-point lead in South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One.

Saxons captain Paddy Cornish said: “It was always to be expected against a team that have played eight and lost eight (beforehand), although we were a bit dubious about what team they were going to put out.”

The visitors lost 3-1 at half time before adding four more in the second period. On target were man of the match Dan Burnett (pictured - 2), Rob Whitehouse (2), Dave Draper, George Eldridge, George Eldridge and Will Orr.

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

Saxons: Deaves, Reed, Cornish, Burnett, Towers, Eldridge, Coombs, Draper, Bunday, Cload, Orr, Whitehouse.

Standings (all played nine matches): 1 SOUTH SAXONS 25pts, 2 Horsham II 21, 3 Penguin 19, 4 Lewes III 18, 5 Hailsham 13, 6 Brighton & Hove III 13, 7 Crowborough 12, 8 Southwick 10, 9 Eastbourne II 10, 10 Crawley II 10, 11 Middleton & Bognor 7, 12 East Grinstead IV 0.