Simon Ramsden, the English Hockey League's deadliest striker, scored a hat-trick of penalty corner goals yesterday as Cannock went on the rampage to defeat luckless Chelmsford 11-0.
Ramsden was one of eight players to score, including Hardeep Jawanda who registered his first league goal. The undefeated champions and leaders have a goal difference of 21 after four matches while their opponents have now conceded 24 goals.
Division One Belper went one goal better defeating bottom side St Albans 12-0. Tom Leatherhead scored four, Patrick Harris three and captain Mark Lamb missed a penalty stroke.
Leek head North Division following a 5-1 away victory at Harrogate while their near neighbours Lichfield are still waiting for their first national league point having lost at home to Brooklands MU 2-1.
Bournville featured in a goalless draw at home to Doncaster and Stourport drew 1-1 at Nottingham thanks to an Imran Yousaf equaliser in the 46th minute.
A fifth minute goal by Oliver Needham for Birmingham University in National South spurred home side Havant into immediate retaliation and the students, who last week won their opening match 10-3, ended up 7-1 losers.
In the same division, Barford Tigers gained their first point with a 3-3 draw away to rivals Indian Gymkhana. Satinderpal Mann scored twice in three minutes early on.
Jane Sixsmith revived memories of Sutton Coldfield's former glory days on Saturday when she scored her side's opening goal two minutes into the Division One match at Poynton.
She was absent last season when she gave birth to her first child but her return, together with some of the other experienced players, has re-kindled confidence in the squad. Captain Laura Price scored a second after 11 minutes and Leah Wilkinson made it 3-1 late in the match.
Rebecca Hevingham scored twice in Birmingham University's 4-1 win at Woking, which put them in joint second place in Division One. Hannah Buchan and Marie-Laure Rigg also scored in the first half.
Olton suffered a set-back in the Premier Division, losing 2-1 to Midland rivals Leicester. Rachel Walker scored Olton's goal three minutes from time.
Aldridge slipped up in National North, defeated 3-1 at home by Liverpool Sefton. Their veteran manager Jo Nightingale scored in the 56th minute.
Worcester remain rooted at the foot of National South following a 2-1 home defeat by Maidstone. Emma Hughes equalised for them just after the interval.
Five teams have the same number of points at the top of the Coaching Solutions League. Amongst them is Harborne who are second on goal difference following a 1-1 draw at Bridgnorth, another top team.
Olton, 3-2 victors against West Bridgford, and Coventry, 1-0 winners away to Shrewsbury, are also there. Malvern of West Midlands Division Two have conceded 20 goals in their opening two matches. This weekend they lost 10-2 to Kingswinford.