Precious victory in battle to beat drop

DIVISION THREE SE Wapping 0 East London 4 EAST LONDON picked up a vital victory in their bid to escape relegation from Division Three SE of the East Hockey League. In freezing conditions, both teams took a while to get into their game. It was the visitors

DIVISION THREE SE

Wapping 0 East London 4

EAST LONDON picked up a vital victory in their bid to escape relegation from Division Three SE of the East Hockey League.

In freezing conditions, both teams took a while to get into their game.

It was the visitors who broke the deadlock though, when Adam Larkin's audacious reverse stick attempt looped fortunately over the helpless Wapping goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

The hosts kept their spirit and tempo though and enjoyed plenty of possesion, but failed to turn it into any worthwhile chances.

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Half time came with East London leading 1-0 and although Wapping started the second period by again dominating possession, the visitors had goals in them.

An excellent performance from the East London defence, in particular man of the match Dan Tomkin, ensured their goalkeeper had little to do.

The defensive strength allowed the visitors to build from the back and Chris Jones struck his first goal of the season to put his side 2-0 up.

That strike was soon followed by a second in successive games for Dilraj Sahota, with both goals coming from penalty corner set-pieces.

Kevin Taylor capped off the victory after excellent work from James Cook to give East London their first win of the calendar year.

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