Eastcote 8

Slough 1

PETER Brooks hit a hat-trick as Eastcote hammered Slough to go level on points with Oxford Hawks at the top of the league on Saturday.

David Cooper and Paul Whatling each bagged a brace too, while recent signing Ranjit Sehmbi completed the scoring for the Boars.

Mark Dixon and Chris Ackhurst helped hold a firm defensive line, while the infrequent incursions into the Eastcote defensive third were aptly dealt with by Al Moore.

Stephen Riddleston also showed good skill on the left channel for the Boars, who are second only on goal difference.

The seconds went down 2-0 to league leaders Maidenhead while a see saw game for the thirds ended in a 4-4 with Bicester, having gone 2-0 down, then 4-2 up through a brace a piece from Paul Wright and Harvey Preston.

The fourths had a good 5-3 win at Windsor, thanks to two goals from Andy Innes and one each from Jack Butler, Lewis Watson and Geoff O’Toole, but the fifths and sixths were both hammered by Marlow, 6-0 and 8-0.

Lotta brothers Harry, with one, and Paul, with two, were both on target as the sevenths edged past Windsor 3-2, while Anil Seedher led the way with a hat-trick, Ben Stafford-Nayager grabbed two and Dan Meyrick, Adrian Bouvier, and Shamique Ismael all netted too as the eighths had a great 9-1 win over Milton Keynes.

The Eagles did well to contain Ealing Lions to a 4-0 win, and the Past Masters managed to lose 3-1 to Southgate despite dominating much of the game, Dominic Bann netting.

The ladies, meanwhile, saw their impressive 100 per cent record ended in the rain at Oxford after conceding twice in the opening 10 minutes.

Oxford added a third after the break, and although Katy Brown and Katie Moore pulled goals back in the last 10 minutes, it was too little too late.

Eastcote still remain top of the league but their lead is now just one point and there were also losses for both the seconds and thirds.

But the fourths came out 3-1 winners against Ashford thirds to prevent a full house of defeats.

In the colts section, Phillipa Jones and Cerys Edwards scored as the U12 Girls lost 8-2 to Reading, while the U14 Girls were squeezed out 1-0 by Richmond, and the U14 Boys lost 2-0 to Richmond and 8-0 to Teddington in a double header.

Finally, club members will this week be donning their baking aprons as they prepare for a great cake sale this weekend, raising funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young. Cakes will be on sale in the clubhouse on both Saturday and Sunday.