Old Loughtonians men's Firsts returned to the National League last weekend after they defeated City of Peterborough 3-1 to win the East Premier A title.

The first half was a tense and scoreless affair Luca Grossman creating an early chance for the hosts but the reverse-stick strike was kicked out by visiting keeper Cam Goodey.

Peterborough's Alex Armstrong almost converted from the first short corner of the game but tom Stumbke made a diving goalline clearance.

Loughts started the second half strongly and within a minute Will Hopkins won another short corner and George Lilley deflected home from Shane Martin's cross at the top of D.

However, this was soon answered by Peterborough who quickly managed to level the scores.

In the 42nd minute, Martin was in action again when he converted a short corner with a drag-flick.

Martin should have made it three shortly afterwards but he could only send his reserve-stick shot wide of the far post.

But Loughtonians soon made it three when Rory Coltham produced a run through midfield and picked out Martin who passed to Martyn Lear to deflect home. And despite a period of pressure from Peterborough in the dying minutes, Loughts stood strong for the three points.

The ladies Firsts could only manage a 1-1 draw with against Norwich Dragons on Saturday.

Maddy Gander-Smith was the scorer for the ladies after she hit the back board within the first 10 minutes.

Wapping Hockey Club's men's Firsts dropped out of the National League after they lost 4-2 to nearest rivals Indian Gymkhana.

Gymkhana found themselves 3-0 up inside the first 20 minutes after they had taken full advantage of several early Wapping mistakes.

But the east Londoners did manage to pull a goal back from a well-worked short corner from Ben Bull.

The second half saw the hosts get back into the game more. Bull added a second with 20 minutes to play, slotting a neat reverse-stick past the onrushing keeper.

With Wapping chasing the game, the visitors scored a fourth to kill off the game to end Wapping's National League campaign.

Head coach Ryan D'Souza said: "I'm very proud of the efforts of all the members of my squad. The step up to National League level has been too much for us on this occasion, but we've stuck together throughout and maintained a positive and fun environment."

The men's seconds sealed a successful season with a final victory to secure the East League Division One title in a 3-2 victory over Harleston Magpies.

Jonny Madill, Michael Bolle, Dylan Holman and Alain Traill were all on the scoresheet.

The ladies Firsts gained their highest ever finish in the East Premiership despite losing 2-1 to St Albans Seconds. Becky Hart scored the only goal for the east Londoners.

And Crostyx ladies Firsts managed a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Bromley and Beckenham's Seconds in the East Women's Hockey League Division One South.