Bournville moved another step towards promotion by replacing Brooklands MU in second place of the men's North Division yesterday, defeating them 4-2.
They led 3-1 at the halfway stage thanks to two goals by Terry Lavery and one from Jed Kiddle Morris. Harry Rowland notched the fourth soon after the break, but the gloss was taken off the victory with the sending-off of Ben Senior in the 67th minute for violent play.
Stourport's hopes of moving into the top flight were dented by a 4-2 defeat at Formby. Phil Lashford and Ben Ward were the scorers.
Leek continue to dominate the division and overran Lichfield 8-2 with Craig Keegan (4) scoring a fiveminute hat- trick and Anthony Mellor (3) dominating the forward line. Adrian Gilbert scored two second-half goals for the home team.
Umpire Andy Barnes pulled a hamstring after 19 minutes and his place was taken by Lichfield's manager Neil Johnson, a newlyqualified umpire.
Simon McCollum and Steve Edmonds each scored twice in a six-minute spell late in the match to defeat Cambridge University 4-1 in South Division while Jimmy Singh scored two for Barford Tigers in their 2-1 defeat of Plymouth Marjons.
Cannock powered on as leaders of the men's league after uncharacteristically going behind in the 17th minute at home to Canterbury on Saturday. Richard Lane soon restored the balance with the first of his two goals and Andrew Langlands put them ahead just before the interval.
David Matthews, who scored the visitors' goal from a penalty stroke, later collected two yellow cards.
Division One leaders Belper, also with a 100 per cent
record, have an identical goal tally to Cannock following their 7-1 defeat of Holcombe. n Midland clubs dominate the top positions in three of the four women's National League divisions.
Leicester continue the leadership of the league, four points ahead of Olton who moved into second place in the Premier Division as a result of a 6-2 win over Old Loughtonians.
Denise Marston- Smith scored twice in a minute to round off a convincing win after first-half goals from Lisa Shepherd, Naomi James, Philippa Woodrow and Mandy Gatherer.
Birmingham University recorded their sixth win to stay top of Division One by beating Barnes Hounslow & Ealing 2-1. Jenny Farrow and Laura Bainbridge scored in the first half.
Sutton Coldfield maintained their joint-second place after a 3-2 win away to Harleston Magpies. Sian Nutting and Jane Sixsmith put them into a two-goal lead after ten minutes, with Laura Unswoerth scoring late to clinch victory.
Only a last-minute goal by Jo Walker kept Aldridge joint top of North Division after trailing 2-0 until ten minutes before the final whistle at home to Nottingham Highfields. Lisa Prince led the revival and, two minutes later, Carla Tranter equalised from another penalty corner.
Worcester are still propping up the league after a 4-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Exmouth. n Olton triumphed 4-0 at Edgbaston and moved two places up the Coaching Solutions League to third place.
They were assisted by Harborne who displaced Sikh Union (Nottingham) from joint-hird place by defeating them 6-4. Harborne won again yesterday, 5-4 against West Bridgford to move into joint sixth place.
Telford & Shifnal stayed top by beating Bridgnorth 3-2 and Coventry stayed on their heels with a 4-1 home victory over West Bridgford.