Allison prominent leaders leapfrogged
MBBO REGIONAL 1 Oxford Hawks 2s 2 Eastcote 3 EASTCOTE went top with victory over previous leaders Oxford Hawks 2s on Saturday.
The Boars sit top on goal difference from Maidenhead after recovering from the shock of an early goal to defeat their hosts.
Hawks went ahead on five minutes from a short corner, but Eastcote levelled 15 minutes later after Mark Allison converted a set-piece. He then turned provider with a cross flicked home by Jimmy Thomas to give the visitors a half-time lead.
John Macleod’s rasping reversestick strike with 15 minutes left gave Eastcote breathing space and despite a late goal for Hawks, the west Londoners held on to take the points.
Eastcote welcome basement boys Wallingford to Kings College Road on Saturday.
The club’s seconds were celebrating too, after a great 6-4 win over promotion chasing Banbury.
Braces for Kern Sorzano and Sam Hall led the way for Eastcote with David Cooper and James O’ Shea also getting on the scoresheet.
In South Club’s Hockey League Division 3A, Eastcote Ladies moved up a place to seventh after a 1-1 draw at home to Milton Keynes. The visitors took the lead against the run of play in the first half but Catherine Ashton’s strike after the interval levelled matters and with better finishing, Eastcote would have won.