West Herts were resoundingly beaten by Teddington as they slumped to a 7-2 National Hockey East Conference loss.

They were hoping to spring a surprise on an in-form Teddington side, but were no match for an outfit which has scored goals for fun this term.

Eugene Malthouse opened the scoring for the hosts in the 19th minute as he popped up with a well-taken goal.

Charlie Brooke made it two soon after and Matt Daly’s 24th-minute conversion from a penalty corner left Herts reeling at 3-0 down.

Kyle Barnes netted from a tight angle to give Stags a root back into the game, only to see Tim Davenport restore Teddington’s three-goal advantage.

Davenport carried on in the second half where he left off in the first to make it 5-1 and Phil Lewis added a sixth.

With the result set in stone, Stags gave themselves something to smile about with a second through Aaron Mitchell on the hour.

The final telling act of the day came from the home side though, with Andrew Pett making it 7-2.

It was a more productive weekend for the ladies Firsts as they managed to secure a 2-1 East Premier Division win over City of Peterborough.

They took the lead through Sally Bradley after she got on the end of a long ball forward, but the scores were levelled before half-time.

The Herts winner arrived after a well-taken long corner allowed them to slip the ball beyond the Peterborough keeper.