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King hat-trick keeps SV Weiden in the hunt

21 February 2011

Sean King bagged a hat-trick as SV Weiden held third-placed SGW Hannover to a thrilling draw in the German Bundesliga.

The Brit scored in each of the first three quarters in the 9-9 draw and was unlucky not to see his team run out victors after they were denied a penalty in the dying seconds.

The result leaves Weiden sixth in the table and maintains their chances of direct qualification to the playoffs.

Craig Figes’ UNSW Wests Magpies dropped their first points of the season in the Australian National League but upheld their unbeaten record in their double header with Victorian Tigers.

Wests were held to a 6-6 draw in the opening fixture on Friday but responded in style in the return fixture two days later, running out 11-8 winners.

GB captain Figes continued his scoring streak in the second match, finding the net twice for Wests as they remain third in the league.

The British trio of Mike Bourne, Ric Lawlor and Matt Holland helped PSV Eindhoven to their third victory of the season in the Dutch Hoofdklasse, winning 6-5 against Charles Booth’s Het Ravijn.

Despite one goal from Bourne, PSV couldn’t secure a six point weekend, slipping to a 10-4 defeat at ZPB H & L Productions.

British players Dan Laxton and Alex Parsonage also played in the Hoofdklasse’s weekend fixture but both suffered defeats.

Despite having lead 3-0 after the first quarter, Laxton’s AZ&PC suffered a 5-4 defeat to ZPB H & L Productions on Saturday before letting a half-time lead slip on the way to a 10-8 loss to De Zijl (SG) on Sunday.

Parsonage’s UZSC battled bravely in a 16-10 defeat at third-placed Electrolux on Saturday before a 19-4 at second-placed GZC Widex Donk a day later.

Finally, Adam Scholefield scored once as PVSK-Fuszert suffered an 18-7 defeat to Szolnok VSC in the Hungarian National League.

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