M1s held to a 2-2 draw by Richmond.
The first half was an evenly matched affair where the M1s threatened to get on top, but were never able to dominate as they have in recent weeks, and after Alex Williams had a goal disallowed for a dangerous pass in the build-up, the half remained scoreless.
The deadlock was broken two minutes into the half after Matt Allister picked up the ball mid-way in the Richmond half, beat two defenders getting into the circle, before being taken out by Richmond’s Richard Alexander. John Sterlini made no mistake from the resulting penalty stroke to give Southgate the lead. They went two up in the fifty third minute when Giulio Ferrini’s cross was deflected in by a Richmond defender. The goal only seemed to rouse Richmond as a minute later they got one back through a Jordan Hussell penalty stroke after a Richmond forward was stick tackled in front of goal. Two minutes later and the scores were level after the Southgate defence failed to deal with a bobbling cross, with Chris Rea making the initial save, Marcus Howard turned in the rebound.
The M1s now welcome second placed Oxted on Sunday for another tough match.
M2s lost 0-5 v H&W 2s and remain 2nd in London Prem
M3s won 5-3 v Old Loughts 2s and move up to 3rd in London Div 1
M3As won 4-0 v Blueharts 5s and remain top of East 6SW
M4s won 11-1 v Spencer Titans and move up to 2nd in London Div 4
M5s lost 1-10 v H&W Thirsts and remain in 10th in London Div 5
Flagons lost 1-3 v Wimbledon Masters
Mangnums won 3-2 v Spencer Supervets
Tankards A won 7-0 v Hertford 5s and are 3rd in East 7SW
Tankards Y lost 1-2 v Stevenage 4s and are 4th in East 8SW
Tankards Z won 3-1 v Potters Bar 4s and are 8th in East 8SW