A disciplined performance saw Southgate chalk up their first win of the Men's Hockey League East Conference season, beating Teddington 4-0.

Coming off the back of two last-minute defeats, Southgate were determined to show what they were capable of on Saturday.

The home side got off to a good start when Matt Allister dispossessed George Brown in the Teddington circle, before calmly beating Alex Rooney in goal to put his side in front in the sixth minute.

The rest of the half was a tight affair with chances at both ends, however Sam Mee extended Southgate’s lead in the 30th minute, firing in from the edge of the circle after some good work by Alex Williams.

The pattern of the game continued after the break with Teddington threatening to score on several occasions, while Southgate keeper Chris Rae had to make several good saves.

Adam Grout made it 3-0 in the 49th minute after Williams had driven in along the left base line before pulling the ball back, finding his teammate in front of goal for a relatively simple tap-in.

Mee completed the scoring with his second in the 57th minute when his shot from the top of the circle beat Rooney.

The three points, plus a superior goal difference, saw Southgate rise to fifth in the table ahead of Saturday's trip to Old Loughtonians.