Cas­tle brace heats up the rel­e­ga­tion scrap

EAST­COTE HOCKEY CLUB

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

SOFIE Cas­tle’s dou­ble helped East­cote Hockey Club Ladies win a base­ment six­pointer 5-2 at Mar­low on Satur­day.

Both sides were locked to­gether with two ri­vals on seven points be­fore the start of play but Cas­tle’s brace, and one apiece for Anita Hunt­ley, Marissa Gre­sophon and Eleri Smith, saw East­cote com­fort­ably take the spoils.

It means another win at home to fel­low strug­glers West Hamp­stead on Satur­day could see the Boars climb­ing to­wards the safety of mid-ta­ble ahead of the Christ­mas break.

How­ever, the men’s hopes of top­ping the ta­ble over the fes­tive pe­riod suf­fered a late blow as they too vis­ited Mar­low.

Ben Thorpe’s hat-trick turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead, but two points went beg­ging when the hosts snatched a point with a third goal of their own, three min­utes from time.

On Fri­day East­cote hosted the Quick­sticks Hockey Tour­na­ment for pri­mary schools which saw St Swithun Wells came out on top, beat­ing Break­s­pear in the fi­nal.

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