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Brighton's MHL rivals for next season unveiled

By David Chappell

Havant, Bath Buccaneers and Oxford Hawks among opponents in new national division one

Brighton and Hove will face a combination of familiar faces and new foes next season in the restructured Men's Hockey League, with trips to Bath and Oxford the longest they will face.

Brighton won a place in the new Division One South by finishing in the top six of the Conference East last season and they will meet four sides - Oxted, Canterbury, Southgate and Teddington - from that division again in 2019-2020.

Of their other opponents, Sevenoaks were relegated from the Premier Division while Havant won the Conference West before losing out in the promotion playoffs. Oxford Hawks and Bath Buccaneers finished third and fourth respectively behind Havant while Fareham won a place through the playoffs between the seventh-placed teams in the three conferences.

It is perhaps an indication of the strength of the southern regions that both Fareham and City of Peterborough - who finished level on points with Brighton last season - earned the two final places comfortably at the expense of northern opposition, Preston. And the runaway Conference East champions, Old Georgians, romped through the promotion playoff for the Premier League, winning their three games and scoring 18 goals.

Men's Hockey League 2019-2020

Premier League - Beeston, Brooklands Manchester University, East Grinstead, Hampstead and Westminster, Holcombe, Old Georgians, Reading, Surbiton, University of Exeter, Wimbledon

Division One South - Brighton and Hove, Bath Buccaneers, Canterbury, Fareham, Havant, Oxford Hawks, Oxted, Sevenoaks, Southgate, Teddington

Division One North - Bowdon, Cardiff and Met, City of Peterborough, Leeds, Loughborough University, Olton and West Warwicks, Sheffield Hallam, University of Birmingham, University of Durham, University of Nottingham

Updated 19:38 - 14 May 2019 by David Chappell

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