Hyden’s double ensures men defeat Crostyx

East London had another fine return at the weekend as both men and women s teams returned maximum points. The men hosted a Crostyx team with a 100 per cent record coming into the game and took an early lead after some scrappy defending from the hosts. The

East London had another fine return at the weekend as both men and women's teams returned maximum points.

The men hosted a Crostyx team with a 100 per cent record coming into the game and took an early lead after some scrappy defending from the hosts.

The favour was almost immediately returned though when Dan Hyden pushed the ball over the Crostyx goal line after Kevin Taylor's initial strike hit the post.

The second half again saw Crostyx have some good early possession, but after 10 minutes East London's superior fitness began to show.


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The home side started to dominate play with numerous chances being squandered.

Finally, Roeland Doust deflected James Cook's cross into the goal to put the Sparrowhawks 2-1 up and then, as Crostyx pushed on, Hyden broke through the centre of the visitors defence drilling the ball beyond the goalkeeper's outstretched leg.

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Crostyx pinched a second in the dying moments, but East London made it two victories in a row winning 3-2.

The ladies gave yet another team a sound thrashing, winning 8-1 away at Phoenix.

The girls have now scored 30 goals in their opening five matches and lie third in Essex One, just three points behind the leaders.

Sophie Hollington was again in superb form and she helped herself to four goals.

Esme Oliver-Hobley, Lucy Bigham, and Lucy Glasgow were also all on target as the Londoners ran away with the game.

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