Lead­ers get job done


Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

SATUR­DAY’S top-ver­sus-bot­tom clash saw Eastcote Hockey Club’s men see off Walling­ford 2-0 with a func­tional per­for­mance and two great goals.

There was plenty of ball turnover in the ini­tial ex­changes, and as Eastcote got on top, short cor­ners were won and chances spurned – al­though it was from an­other short cor­ner that Gabriel Emery broke the dead­lock by smash­ing a re­bound into the net off the un­der­side of the bar.

The sec­ond half fol­lowed a sim­i­lar pat­tern and it took a skil­ful de­flec­tion from Jimmy Thomas to se­cure the win with a sec­ond goal, putting Eastcote three points clear at the top of MBBO Re­gional One. They take on lo­cal ri­vals OMT this week­end.

The ladies’ first team game was a vic­tim of the weather and the mixed team lost 6-2 to Spencer in the first round of the EH Tro­phy on Sun­day de­spite goals from Peter Brookes and Ben Thorpe.

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