Canterbury Hockey Club men suffer surprise defeat
Canterbury suffered a shock defeat at struggling Southgate in
National Premier Division on Sunday to put an end to their
six-match winning run.
Dan Shingles put the hosts ahead on seven minutes and Simeon
Bird made it 2-0 midway through the second half and although
skipper Michael Farrer (pictured) halved the deficit five minutes
later, the city club could not find a response.
Canterbury remain three points behind leaders Beeston who
dropped their first points of the season when they lost 3-2 at
Brooklands on Sunday.
They remain five clear of third-placed Cannock, who suffered a
5-3 home defeat to East Grinstead, who are the visitors to Polo
Farm on Saturday.
Canterbury Ladies saw their lead at the top of the Premier
Division cut to a point after being held to a 1-1 draw at Olton
& West Warwicks on Saturday.
The city club's unbeaten run in the league continued with the
draw but champions Leicester moved into second after a 4-1 win over
the University of Birmingham.
Mel Clewlow put Canterbury ahead just before half-time at Olton
but the hosts ensured a share of the points with a goal from Kerry
Thompson-Moore on 49 minutes.
Canterbury face third-placed Surbiton, level on points with
Leicester, at Polo Farm on Sunday.
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