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MATT JONES admits it is disappointing that East Grinstead are only taking a one-point lead into the winter break.  The NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division leaders were pegged back to draw2-2 at home to Hampstead and Westminster at Saint Hill on Saturday evening.  It was a frustrating way to finish the first segment of the outdoor season, with hockey now going indoors for the next couple of months.  With Surbiton winning 2-0 at Reading, Grinstead now hold just a single point  advantage prior to action resuming with a clash of the top two on February 8.

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MATT JONES has warned his East Grinstead players not to lose focus after chalking up another excellent result.  The Premier Division leaders avenged their only defeat of the season with a tremendous 5-3 victory away to Wimbledon on Sunday.  A ninth win out of ten kept them three points clear at the top and significantly 14 points ahead of the side immediately outside the play-offs places.  They have one more game, at home to Hampstead and Westminster on Saturday evening, before the outdoor season
gives way to indoor action for the winter.


Grinstead are now into their third week of split training, one outdoor session and one indoor session a week, as they begin to prepare for another domestic and European challenge for indoor honours.  But Jones insists the only game they must concentrate on for now is the visit of a Hampstead side that has slipped from third in the table early on in the season.

 

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EAST Grinstead's strength is their squad – not their star names.  That is the message from lead coach Karl Stagno after guiding Grinstead to the top of NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division.  The club's headline players like Ashley Jackson and Mark Gleghorne have played key roles in an excellent start to the season.  Jackson and Gleghorne lead the way with eight goals apiece from nine games and have chipped in with influential displays.


But Stagno believes it would be wrong to suggest a handful of bigger names are the reason why Grinstead are doing so well. Instead he has pointed to the contribution of some of the so-called lesser lights in the squad as well as the players who have been signed this season.  Will Arthur and Sam Driver have played key roles in back-to-back wins against Beeston and Canterbury after being recalled to the side.

 

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NIALL STOTT wants to be top of the tree at Christmas after another big weekend for East Grinstead.  A 4-0 win at home to bottom-of-the table Canterbury moved Grinstead three points clear at the top of NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division.  They have now won eight out of nine games, with their only defeat coming at home to Wimbledon who they face again away on Sunday.


Grinstead's aim is to be top at Christmas, which would be guaranteed if they win their next two games before hockey switches indoors for the winter.  Saturday's success moved them above Surbiton, who went into the weekend top on goal difference but lost 4-1 at home to Wimbledon.  Grinstead have already beaten Surbiton and third-placed Beeston.Two more wins in the next two games would leave them in a good position to win the premier division for a second successive season but more significantly all but guarantee a top four finish which would take them into the championship play-offs at the end of the season.  Having beaten Beeston 3-2 away the previous weekend, captain Stott knew it was important to follow that with a victory at home to the side propping up the table.

 

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MATT JONES has told his East Grinstead players they must be fully focused tonight – or risk embarrassment.  Grinstead are joint top of the NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division with seven wins in eight games, including an excellent 3-2 victory away to third placed Beeston – the reigning national champions – last Sunday.  They have also beaten Surbiton who currently top the table on goal difference.


This evening Grinstead face a different challenge when they host bottom-of-the-table Canterbury under floodlights at Saint Hill (6pm).  Trinidad and Tobago international Kwan Browne is player-coach of Canterbury, having previously held the same role at East Grinstead.Jones, who worked with Browne at the dawn of East Grinstead's resurgence, knows the Kent visitors will provide a tough test of Grinstead's title hopes.

 

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CHRIS GRIFFITHS believes playing for East Grinstead has helped his rapid rise on the international ladder. The midfielder or forward is preparing for his first major tournament after being named in England's squad for the Champions Trophy in India next month.  Griffiths, who joined Grinstead in the summer after five years at Loughborough Students, made his Great Britain debut against France last month and is nowpreparing tomake his England bow in the tournament which runs from December 6-14.


The 23-year-old has made steady progress through the junior set-up with England but his selection for the Champions Trophy, which features the top eight nations in the world, has come sooner than some expected.  It is a reward for his goalscoring first appearance for Great Britain against France, the way he has impressed since joining the centralised programme at the start of the season and his performances at club level following his move to East Grinstead.

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MARK GLEGHORNE'S attitude has been praised as East Grinstead continue to lead the way in English hockey.  The England and Great Britain international has been in excellent goalscoring form recently after recovering from a fractured cheekbone and eye socket.  

 

He followed a hat-trick for Great Britain against France last week with two more as Grinstead maintained top spot in the Men's Premier Division with a 6-3 win at Hampstead and Westminster on Sunday.  Gleghorne now has six league goals for the season in five games, as well as four in two matches for Grinstead in EuroHockey League action in Barcelona the previous weekend.

 

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EAST Grinstead ladies' progress is clear to see just two games into the new season.  Heather Batten scored twice in a 4-0 win at home to Chelmsford to make it two wins from two for Grinstead in Investec Women's Conference East.  Summer signing Julia Blackstock and Eleanor Keefe were also on target in a comfortable victory.

 

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EAST Grinstead's players have been told they have to perform for the full 70 minutes despite another impressive comeback.  

 

For the second week running Grinstead fought back to claim victory in the NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division.  Following a last-gasp victory at Cannock the previous week, they came back from a half-time deficit to win 5-2 at Reading and make it six points from six this season.

 

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EAST Grinstead responded to the biggest – and perhaps only setback in their recent history – in the best possible fashion. Now they are setting their sights even higher as they prepare for the new NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier Division campaign.

 

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