Hampstead & Westminster enjoy a doubly successful weekend as senior sides bounce back in style

Chris Cargo scored the fourth goal for Hampstead & Westminster's men's team. Picture: Mark Clews

Chris Cargo scored the fourth goal for Hampstead & Westminster's men's team. Picture: Mark Clews - Credit: Archant

Hampstead & Westminster’s senior sides both bounced back from defeats to secure commanding home wins in their respective league clashes at the weekend.

The men’s team beat Reading 4-1 in the Premier Division on Saturday, with Rupert Shipperley breaking the deadlock and Matt Guise-Brown netting from two penalty corners in quick succession before Chris Cargo made it 4-0.

Reading grabbed a late consolation goal but Hampstead’s first win in four league games took them up to fifth place in the table.

Meanwhile, H&W’s ladies beat West Hants 3-0 in the Conference East on Sunday thanks to goals from captain Annebeth Wijtenburg, Helen Cathcart and Cressida Grant.

With leaders Sevenoaks suffering their first defeat of the season, fourth-placed Hampstead are now just five points off the top.

Elsewhere, Benji Knights Johnson struck all four goals as West Hampstead triumphed 4-1 against Purley Walcountians and leapt up to fourth place in Southern Premier Division Two.