BROOKLANDS MU pulled off a notable 4-1 win at leaders Beeston in the Men's Hockey League Premier Division last weekend.

The game started quickly and Brooklands were fast out the blocks with Peter Flanagan and James Sutcliffe denied by the home keeper.

The visitors took the lead on five minutes when David Flanagan passed the ball round the keeper, giving the pacey Sam Perrin an open goal to slot home.

In an end-to-end game, Brookland stopper Chris Scott made a series of fine saves.

Then, just before half time, Brooklands won another short corner and the always-consistent Oliver Clarke was in the right place to deflect home the initial shot and put Brooklands 2-0 up at the break.

The hard-working Brooklands defence was finally breached and then Beeston sensed a way back into the game.

The Beeston men threw everything they could at the Brooklands defensive unit and in doing so took it out of their own legs.

With a tired and weary forward line struggling for legs, an inspired substitution saw Alex Humphreys, more accustomed to drifting into the back line, asked to play as a forward.

Some outstanding skills from the fast and tricky forward Peter Cornell saw space in behind for him to exploit, the ball was passed to Humphreys who was waiting on the penalty spot and he flicked fast and high into the goal to make it 3-1.

To put the icing on the cake, Brooklands scored a fourth with some neat play from Cornell who found Stefan Ray Hills at the top of the D.

With a one-touch pass to Humphreys once again in a goalscoring position, he cheekily chipped the ball over the keeper to seal a first win against Beeston for Brooklands.