East­cote’s fes­tive gift

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East­cote 8 PHC Chiswick 3

EAST­COTE kept up their un­beaten run with a con­vinc­ing 8-3 vic­tory over ninth-placed PHC Chiswick, with a hat-trick from top scorer Kevin Haigh, writes Ryan Mar­ques-Sam­paio.

Go­ing into the fi­nal game of the firsthalf of the sea­son with a two point lead over ri­vals Ash­ford and know­ing there is only one pro­mo­tion place guar­an­teed, there was no room for a blip in form for the league lead­ers.

And the home side made no mis­take in making sure they go into the fes­tive pe­riod on top, with a solid win in­spired by the main man Haigh, who re­mains the league’s third top scorer. There was also a brace for Ian Sadler and goals for Gabriel Emery, Stephen Rid­dle­ston and David Cooper.

East­cote were hop­ing for their sec­ond team to do them a favour when they took on sec­ond placed Ash­ford, how­ever the same con­vinc­ing 8-3 score­line was re­peated in Ash­ford’s favour.

Al­lis­tair Cochrane, Joe Forster and Kern Sorzano got the goals for the sec­ond team, mean­ing the sec­ond-placed side re­main hot in pur­suit.

Mean­while, East­cote Ladies were hop­ing for a big win over the top-of-the-ta­ble Chiswick, fol­low­ing last week’s dis­ap­point­ing 1-1 draw at home to Walling­ford Ladies.

Al­though they put up a fight against the league lead­ers, they fell to a nar­row 2-1 de­feat, their sixth of the sea­son, with Claire Dev­ereaux get­ting the goal for East­cote.

This re­sult leaves the ladies in eighth place, fall­ing 18 points be­hind Chiswick in first.

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