READING Men are well placed to win Division One of England Hockey's indoor six-a-side championship.

The Blues, looking to return to the Premier Division at the first attempt, won all their four games last weekend, scoring 33 goals in the process.

Lee Morton led the way with nine goals, with Peter Scott just two behind.

Playing at Nottingham Trent University, Reading got their campaign off to the best possible start by blasting Olton & West Warwicks 8-2.

They went a goal down, but by half-time were 2-1 ahead and went on to win comfortably, scoring three times in the last four minutes.

There were hat-tricks for Morton and Scott, with Matt Richards and Gareth Furlong completing the rout.

Scott went one better in the next game, netting four times in a 12-4 romp over Harleston Magpies.

Richards (3), Furlong (2), Morton (2) and Craig Falconer completed the rout, with four goals coming in the final two minutes.

Morton bagged a hat-trick as Blues beat Loughborough Students 5-1 in their morning game on Sunday, with Adam Miller and Owain Dolan Gray adding one apiece.

And the side completed a successful weekend by crushing Ipswich 8-2, their goals coming from Richards (2), Morton, Miller, Dolan Gray, Furlong and Ben Hooper.

Their remaining four games are this coming weekend, against Ashmoor and St Albans on Saturday, followed a day later by Bowdon and Beeston.

Reading Women did not fare as well in their four matches staged at the UWE Centre for Sport in Bristol, managing to win only one of their four games. That came against Gloucester City with Abbie Dixon (2), Katie Pugh (2) and Lydia Thacker scoring in a 5-2 success.

Jess Minshull-Beech netted a first-minute goal against University of Birmingham, but that was their only joy, as they went down 5-1.

Blues, with a squad of only eight players, then lost 5-3 to Sutton Coldfield, their goals coming from Pugh (2) and Zoe Hopkinson, and 5-1 to Sevenoaks, with Minshull-Beech netting their consolation.

Next weekend Reading play Surbiton and Harleston Magpies on Saturday, followed by Cambridge City and Chelmsford on Sunday.