First team­ers pre­vail

Uxbridge Gazette - - SPORT -

MBBO RE­GIONAL ONE East­cote East­cote sec­onds

TA­BLE-top­ping East­cote took in-house brag­ging rights over the club’s sec­ond team in league ac­tion on Satur­day.

Kevin Haigh and Sam Forster each scored a brace for the lead­ers but the sec­onds bat­tled bravely in de­feat and re­main just above the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Haigh and Forster were soon on tar­get and a rout looked pos­si­ble when David Cooper made it 3-0, but an Andy Innes ef­fort got the sec­onds on the score­board be­fore the break.

The firsts re­sumed com­mand af­ter the in­ter­val with Haigh and Forster com­plet­ing their re­spec­tive braces be­fore Ian Sadler added num­ber six.

To their credit the sec­onds kept fight­ing and Ali Cochrane’s late dou­ble made the fi­nal score re­spectable.

Each side has one more game this Satur­day be­fore the Christ­mas break with the firsts en­ter­tain­ing PHC Chiswick and the sec­onds making the trip to Ash­ford.

Mean­while, Cather­ine Ashton’s sec­ond­half lev­eller was only enough for a 1-1 draw for the ladies team at home to pre­vi­ously point­less Walling­ford.

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