BROOKLANDS MU went down 5-3 at home against Hampstead Westminster in the Men's Hockey League Premier Division last weekend.

In the early exchanges, Brooklands had two great opportunities to take the lead – the first coming from a counter attack led by Sam Perrin, the ball was shipped left to David Flanagan who could not quite find the return ball or the back of the net. The second chance came from some good defensive work from Peter Cornell. who intercepted the ball and made a great pass to Flanagan who made no mistake this time and slotted home.

Brooklands defended well, thwarting anything Hampstead threw at them and goalkeeper Rob Turner made some excellent saves.

However Hampstead's pressure told in the last few minutes of the half, when they had a a run of short corners, and scored from three of them.

The second half started like the first with a fast pace, however this time it was Hampstead with most of the play.

Some slack defending left two men free at the back post and Hampstead forced in their fourth goal.

Brooklands fought back and earned a few short corners but were unable to reduce to deficit until Pete Cornell slipped home a rebound.

Sadly the comeback was soon thwarted by another Hampstead short corner before a fine poacher's goal by Flanagan completed the scoring.