Defanis the late hero
FRIENDLY Eastcote 2 Queen’s Park 1 MARK Defanis popped up to score the winner as Eastcote overcame Queen’s Park last week.
Defanis finished on the reverse after a neat pull back from Ranjit Sehmba to secure the win against their opponents who were on tour from Trinidad.
Back under the guidance of coach Adam Mulholland, Eastcote nearly got off to the perfect start when new striker Kevin Haigh stole the ball, but was unable to convert the opportunity.
But after a number of short corners they went in front when the ball was driven into the D from the left wing and new striker Kevin Haigh rounded the keeper and scored.
But they were then pegged back as a high ball went over the head of Alex Moore, who stretched but was unable to take it cleanly and it fell kindly for Queen’s Park to equalise past Mark Welch, who has returned to the club from Old Merchant Taylors’.
And just when it looked like the spoils would be shared, Defanis popped up to score the winner.
Elsewhere, the ladies’ second and third teams combined to beat Amersham & Chalfont 2-0 while a mixed fourths and fifths drew 3-3 against the same opposition.
Eastcote will be taking part in the national club weekend on Saturday and Sunday which includes seven mixed teams battling it out over a two-day tournament.