South Saxons got back to winning ways with a 6-0 victory at home to Southwick on Saturday.
Four goals in the first half and two more in the second period of a one-sided South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One fixture keeps Saxons four points behind leaders Horsham II.
Saxons captain Paddy Cornish said: “It was a lot better and it could easily have been double figures. We just attacked it as if there was nothing to play for, enjoyed the game and got on with it.”
Man of the match Toby Reed and George Eldridge scored two apiece, and there was one each for Jamie Busbridge and Jim Towers at Horntye Park Sports Complex.
Saxons (3-4-3): Deaves; Reed, Watters, Bunday; Cload, Eldridge, Coombs; Cornish, Busbridge, Orr. Sub: Towers.
A full report will appear in Friday’s Hastings Observer.
Standings (played 16 matches unless stated): 1 Horsham II 42pts, 2 SOUTH SAXONS 38, 3 Lewes III 31, 4 Penguin 30, 5 Hailsham 27, 6 Brighton & Hove III 26, 7 Eastbourne II 22, 8 Crowborough (15) 19, 9 Middleton & Bognor (15) 15, 10 Southwick 13, 11 Crawley II (17) 13, 12 East Grinstead IV (15) 0.