Men's Division Two Avoca 1 (Stephen Brownlow) Suttonians 3 (Reuben Holden 2, Simon Walsh)
Suttonians created the first daylight between themselves and the chasing pack as they survived multiple penalty corners before stinging Avoca twice on the counter-attack to claim the points at Newpark. Reuben Holden's (pictured, left) drag-flick opened the scoring and he made it 2-0 from the penalty spot following a razor-sharp break-out as Avoca appealed for a stroke of their own at the far end. Stephen Brownlow pulled one back, beautifully redirecting Enda Gallanagh's pass into the net but the goal of the game fell to Simon Walsh. He cracked in a reverse to round off a pitch-length move with Conor Gillette claiming the assist. Suttonians, though, were thankful to the goalkeeping of James Murtagh and Richie Wormold's number one running at corner-time as they repelled 12 efforts en route to victory. They now lead the table by four points.
Bray 1 (Simon Cox) Navan 3 (Ruairi Clarke 2, Nick Parkhill)
Ruairi Clarke's double helped the Badgers nabbed their first win of the season as they grabbed the points at Loreto this afternoon. Simon Cox gave the hosts an early lead but Clarke dragged the game level from a short corner and swapped the lead with his second, accurately picking off the bottom corner for 2-1. And, in an even contest with few chances, the Meath side took the honours when new recruit Nick Parkhill zipped in a second drag-flick with five minutes to go.
Weston 2 (Vikram Singh, Shane O'Hare) Dublin University 0
Two goals inside the opening ten minutes were enough to see Weston home against Dublin University for the second match day on the spin. A quick free worked to Vikram Singh's stinging reverse was too quick for Jack Hegarty and broke the deadlock and Shane O'Hare rebounded a penalty corner to make it 2-0. Hal Sutherland had a goal chalked for the student when he used his back-stick en route to netting but the Lucanites stayed well clear of the challenge and move into a tie for second.