Eastcote hold on as pair are sin binned

Home side take early lead but ill-dis­ci­pline costs win HOCKEY

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Matt Lewis matt.lewis@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

The home side made a dream start to the sea­son with a 9-3 tri­umph over Ox­ford last week but could not take max­i­mum points on game week two.

An early goal would have set­tled the nerves and even though they soon found the net, the goal was dis­al­lowed due to an in­fringe­ment.

Even­tu­ally Si­mon Archer did have the crowd cheer­ing though as he scored the opener from a short cor­ner be­fore half time.

Early in the sec­ond half, Hawks pun­ished a bad first touch from an Eastcote de­fender to equalise.

Things got worse for the home team as two mo­ments of illd­is­ci­pline saw Sam For­mans and then Richard Rip­per sin-binned.

They man­aged to hold on for a share of the spoils with a nu­mer­i­cal dis­ad­van­tage, how­ever it puts more em­pha­sis on Eastcote to get a re­sult from Satur­day’s visit to High Wy­combe.

Also in Di­vi­sion One, Joe Gray, Ed Richards, Henry Stuttaford all notched to se­cure Old Mer­chant Tay­lors’ a 3-3 draw at home to Son­ning.

Else­where, Eastcote Ladies pro­duced the goods in the sec­ond half to se­cure a 1-0 tri­umph over Ox­ford, Marissa Gre­soph­son break­ing the dead­lock after an as­sist from Lucy Allen.

And Old Ux­o­ni­ans ladies recorded a re­sound­ing 3-0 win over pre­vi­ously un­beaten PHC Chiswick fourths. Liz Laird struck early for Ux­ies to give them a 1-0 lead at half time be­fore fur­ther goals from Lorna Parr and a sec­ond for Laird. Jo Ver­ity and Lisa Kinder also starred.

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Old Ux­o­ni­ans’ Liz Laird (right) in ac­tion

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