Eastcote 8 Mill Hill 0

Lowly Mill Hill were put to the sword as Eastcote put eight goals past them without reply at Kings College Road - and it should have been a lot more.

Player-coach Adam Mulholland netted five times as the Reds consolidated their position in second place in the Middlesex, Berks, Bucks and Oxon Regional League, eight points behind leaders Milton Keynes.

Mulholland is now the third highest scorer in the league with 16 strikes but his personal tally could have been a lot higher since Eastcote won 16 short corners in the game and only converted five.

Gary Towns opened the scoring early on and Mulholland doubled the lead with a fortunate drag flick from a short corner yet that was it for the first half despite a dominant performance.

The floodgates then opened as Stephen Riddleston tormented the Mill Hill defence with his mazy skills, forcing many of the corners from which Mulhol-land profited four more times, while Alex Stobbart scored the other two to ensure a good addition to the team's goal difference.

Eastcote were so dominant that goal-keeper Mark Welch did not touch the ball once.

They will certainly have a tougher time away to fourth-placed Sonning on Saturday.

The Twos went down 3-2 at Oxted III despite goals from Ian Sadler and David Cooper and the Threes lost 2-1 to Slough, but there were wins for the Fours, Simbas and Fives.


The boys U16s are in a relegation battle in the Mercian Home Counties Premier League after losing 8-1 to High Wycombe.

Chris Reilly scored for Eastcote who were left to rue missing a penalty stroke at 3-0 down.


Eastcote 2 Woking 0

EASTCOTE recorded a morale-boosting 2-0 win over South Division One opponents Woking in the last of their mid-season friendlies.

The Reds got off to a great start with a well worked goal from open play as Katy Brown delivered a 50-yard pass to Claire Devereaux, who beat the defence and slipped the ball to Liz Walker for an easy tap in.

Woking troubled the Eastcote defence on several occasions but the hosts held on to the lead until half-time and doubled it after the break.

Coach Ozzie Pandor witnessed some good flowing hockey in patches and the challenge going into the league game at home to Teddington on Saturday will be to maintain that throughout, while the clinching goal came from a break started by Sian Bailey and finished by Devereaux, whose first time strike from the top of the D found its target.

The win extended Eastcote's unbeaten home record and with nine league games to go they have their sights on improving their current fifth place in South Division Two.

The Twos suffered only their second defeat of the campaign in the Middlesex Premier Division when they slipped 1-0 to rivals PHC Chiswick, although they are still only two points off leaders Hamp-stead and Westminster II.

The Threes took over top spot in Middlesex Division One after winning a hard battle with previous leaders Staines 1-0, Brunel graduate Nicky Ekins with the crucial goal.

The Fours drew and the Fives lost.