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East­cote beat lead­ers

Uxbridge Gazette - - SPORT -

AN EX­TRA­OR­DI­NARY last match be­fore the win­ter break saw East­cote Hockey Club’s men top­ple MBBO One league lead­ers Maiden­head in their own back­yard on Satur­day, yet still miss out on re­plac­ing them at the sum­mit.

Joe Snell’s sec­ond-half dou­ble clinched a 3-1 win for the Boars, but they too were over­hauled in the stand­ings by Ox­ford Hawks, who thrashed PHC Chiswick 10-0 to snatch top spot on goal dif­fer­ence ahead of Lee Pet­tifer’s side.

Gabriel Emery fired East­cote into an early lead only for Maiden­head to level be­fore the break.

Snell though, struck soon after the in­ter­val to re­store the visi­tors’ ad­van­tage be­fore seal­ing the points with his sec­ond shortly af­ter­wards.

East­cote will re­sume after the Christ­mas break with a friendly against Wap­ping on Jan­uary 7.

Mean­while, a calami­tous 10 min­utes shortly after half-time saw the ladies crash to de­feat at Wy­combe in their last game be­fore Christ­mas.

The visi­tors kept it goal­less at the in­ter­val but any hopes of points dis­ap­peared after they shipped four goals in quick suc­ces­sion after the restart to go 4-0 down.

There was bet­ter news though, on Sun­day for the ladies’ masters team, who beat Read­ing 4-1 thanks to a Janet Mor­ris hat­trick and a Lenny Conetta goal.

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