Both Surbiton first teams face top of the table clashes at Sugden Road this Saturday after winning their matches at Beeston on the weekend.

Surbiton Ladies host second placed Buckingham (4 pm), having opened up a five point lead at the top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division after Holcombe lost 2-1 at Slough and East Grinstead won 1-0 at home to Clifton Robinsons, but had three points deducted due to a previous ineligible player issue.

Surbiton Men play second placed Hampstead and Westminster (6 pm) as leaders of the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on goal difference after Hampstead could only draw 0-0 at home to Holcombe.

Surbiton Ladies led 2-0 at Beeston after just thirteen minutes, Jenna Woolven, re-registered to play for Surbiton earlier in the week, deflecting Emily Defroand’s shot in the tenth minute before netting a rebound three minutes later. Lauren Burrell responded for Beeston in the 16th minute, but Olivia Chilton restored the visitors’ two goal advantage in the 19th minute at a freezing cold Nottingham Hockey Centre.

Surbiton Men came from 2-0 and 3-2 down before winning 5-3. Robbie Gleeson gave Beeston a fifth minute lead with Eliot Hibell clinically converting a penalty corner in the 19th minute to put the hosts in control. However, James Royce pulled a goal back with a 22nd minute penalty corner conversion before Alan Forsyth defiantly levelled two minutes before half time.

On the stroke of half time, the game took another twist as Hibell gave Beeston a 3-2 lead with another penalty corner conversion. Surbiton were back on level terms two minutes into the second half when Forsyth converted a penalty corner, but the visitors were lucky not to fall behind again as Beeston failed to take advantage of several Surbiton errors.

Surbiton took the lead for the first time with five minutes remaining, Forsyth completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot, then with two minutes to play and within seconds of Beeston replacing their goalkeeper with a kicking back, Ben Boon sent the ball into an empty goal to clinch the victory.