Saxons skipper confident of winning league

Jon Meredith on the ball for South Saxons during their 7-1 win at home to Crawley II last weekend. Picture by Simon Newstead (SUS-151128-183818002)
Jon Meredith on the ball for South Saxons during their 7-1 win at home to Crawley II last weekend. Picture by Simon Newstead (SUS-151128-183818002)
  • South Saxons skipper confident of winning league
  • Saxons six points clear at top of table
  • Hastings club has picked up 25 points from possible 27
  • Two matches remaining before festive break, both away from home
  • Saxons travel to fifth-placed Brighton & Hove III tomorrow
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South Saxons Hockey Club’s men’s first team captain Jamie Busbridge is confident of clinching the league title.

Saxons are six points clear at the top of Sussex Open Hockey League Division One having picked up 25 points from a possible 27 so far this season.

Whether we can remain unbeaten remains to be seen, but I’m confident we can go on to win it.

Jamie Busbridge

Busbridge said: “It’s a bit of a turnup from last season (when Saxons finished fourth and struggled away from home). I didn’t expect this at all. Just drawing once and winning everything else so far is a big surprise.

“On the face of it we seem to have lost a couple of good players, but everyone’s just working really hard and playing as a team, and it’s paying off.

“Whether we can remain unbeaten remains to be seen, but I’m confident we can go on to win it.”

Saxons have two more games before the festive break - away to fifth-placed Brighton & Hove III tomorrow (Saturday) and second-bottom East Grinstead III next weekend.

“Brighton are a reasonably good side, but everyone’s buzzing and we’re taking that into the games,” added Busbridge.

Jon Meredith is unavailable tomorrow, but experienced pair Dan Burnett and Toby Reed are set to return.

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