Saxons top after beating rivals

16/10/10- South Saxons Hockey Team, Hastings. Dan Burnett

16/10/10- South Saxons Hockey Team, Hastings. Dan Burnett

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South Saxons have hit the front after winning a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Saxons won 1-0 at home to previous leaders Horsham II to move two points clear at the top of South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One.

Their captain Paddy Cornish said: “It was probably our best performance in about five or six years and to be fair it could’ve been two or three-nil.”

The all-important goal came around 20 minutes from time courtesy of a good finish from Alex Coombs after a bit of a scramble in the area. Man of the match was Dan Burnett.

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

Saxons: Deaves, Reed, Watters, Rogers, Cornish, Burnett, Eldridge, Towers, Coombs, Draper, Bunday, Cload.

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