Disappointing weekend for Kent sides
Disappointing weekend for Kent sides

It was heartbreak for Holcombe, Canterbury and Sevenoaks at the weekend with all three of Kent’s mens teams beaten.

East Grinstead hold fourth spot in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division, but they needed a last-minute Ashley Jackson strike to give them a 3-2 win over Holcombe.

Tony Wilson opened the scoring for East Grinstead in the first half and it was soon 2-0 when Ashley Jackson converted a penalty stroke.

But goals from Matthew Rees-Gibbs and Richard Lane had levelled the scores for Holcombe, leaving it up to Jackson to put his side back in front.

Leaders Surbiton were comfortable winners against bottom-of-the-table Canterbury on Sunday with Alan Forsyth hitting a hat-trick to take his tally for the season to 15. Chris Grassick and David Goodfield added two goals each.

Reading were comfortable winners at home to struggling Sevenoaks, putting six past their opponents with no reply. Ben Boon, Richard Mantell, Dale Hutchinson, Edward Carson, Lee Morton and James Carson scored the goals.