After this weekend’s results, Surbiton Men are one of three teams in contention to top the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division at the end of the regular season.
Beeston overtook Surbiton at the top of the table after a 2-1 win at Reading, a result which gives the Nottingham club a two point lead over Surbiton with one match left. Surbiton visit Beeston on Sunday (25 March) at 2 pm.
If Beeston win, they are guaranteed to finish top. If Surbiton win they would go above Beeston on 38 points, but Wimbledon, currently fourth, have three games left and can get a maximum of 39 points. Both Wimbledon’s away game at Sevenoaks and home game with Brooklands Manchester University were casualties of another bleak weather weekend.
Reading, currently third, beat Brooklands Manchester University 5-4 on Saturday but their defeat to Beeston ended their hopes of finishing top. Wimbledon host Reading on 25 March while Surbiton are at Beeston.
Five teams are now battling it out for the four playoff places with fifth placed Hampstead still in contention following their 3-2 win over Beeston on Saturday, so there is still some way to go before the final four will be confirmed.
Meanwhile, Surbiton Ladies still need one point to clinch their first place finish in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division after all four games rescheduled to be played on 18 March were postponed.
If Surbiton lose their final game at Buckingham on 24 March (2 pm), both Holcombe and East Grinstead can catch them and overtake on goal difference. Holcombe are due to play Canterbury and visit the University of Birmingham and East Grinstead are due to visit Canterbury and host Clifton Robinsons.