MENS HOCKEY Free to see top flight Premiership games

hockey blue socks image couetsy & copyright Tom Haigh PhotosIt's free to see the top West of England & South Wales Hockey League Premiership matches today.

There's an 1830 start for Bristol University against Cardiff & Met A at Coombe Dingle, which also stages Westbury & United Banks versus Firebrands at 1400.

Whitchurch Wayfarers face their second cross-city derby in a week when they host Cardiff University (1400).

Plymouth Marjon are also in derby action at Exeter Uni at 1330, when Truro host Taunton Vale.

Promoted Wotton-under-Edge lost 3-2 to Bath Buccs A last night

Plymouth set the pace at the Premiership summit following an opening day 5-2 home win over Truro and an opening minute goal.

Ben Thomas fired the reds into a first minute lead and Matt Butt made it 2-0 after five minutes before Truro reduced the gap.

Two goals before half-time from newcomer JJ Brown put Plymouth 4-1 up at the interval.

Butt set up Ash Hough for the reds’ fifth goal before Truro added a second.

Bristol University, Cardiff University, Cardiff & Met A and Team Bath Buccs A all won on opening day.

Bristol University beat newly promoted Wotton-under-Edge 3-0 while Cardiff University edged to a 4-3 home win over last season’s Championship champions Westbury & UB.

Cardiff & Met beat Whitchurch 3-2 in their opening day Welsh capital derby while Buccs won 3-1 at Taunton Vale.

Firebrands drew 2-2 with University of Exeter A in Bristol.

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