EAST LONDON Hockey Club s Men suffered their first defeat of this season to old rivals Plashet on Saturday. A high-tempo first 20 minutes saw Plashet score three early goals to shock the visiting East London team. However, Keith Davidson opened East Lon
EAST LONDON Hockey Club's Men suffered their first defeat of this season to old rivals Plashet on Saturday.
A high-tempo first 20 minutes saw Plashet score three early goals to shock the visiting East London team.
However, Keith Davidson opened East London's account before half time, changing the complexion of the game.
The second half saw the teams trade goals with Lee Tickner and Dan Hyden scoring for East London. However, despite an excellent performance from centre back Steve Peck, Plashet's skilful attack always looked threatening and they ran out 6-3 winners.
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The Ladies team's strikers were out in force this weekend with a superb 6-1 away win against Chelmsford.
London pressured the defence from the offset and after a few near misses, the visiting side were eventually rewarded with a goal from Esme Oliver-Hobley.
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East London maintained the pressure and were rewarded with a further two goals before the half-time whistle from Isobel Harbison and Sophie Williams.
The second half mirrored the first with another three goals for East London. Harbison and Williams added to their tally, whilst Robyn Shears scored her first of the season.
The men's second XI played a Saffron Walden side which had gained an impressive 4-0 victory on the opening day of the season.
It was East London who made all the early running however, and Tom Bullock cut in from the left and scored with a finely placed shot to put his side 1-0 up.
Saffron Walden hit back immediately on the break, but East London didn't let their heads go down. Further goals from Alex Kickham and a spectacular four-goal haul from Roeland Doust ensured East London ran out 7-2 victors.