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IT PROVED to be a day of tough encounters for the Old Souhhendian Ladies hockey teams, with all three sharing the spoils from their respective fixtures.
The Old Girls first XI took an early lead against Waltham Forest through Sami Da Costa, following good work from Amy Eldridge. However, the east Londoners were level before the interval and despite a hard-fought second period which also saw the Seasiders have a goal chalked off, that was the way it remained.
Speaking after the match, Old Girls captain, Emily Robinson, said: “One hundred per cent effort from everyone, just not luck on our side today.”
The Old Southendian Ladies second string played some of their best hockey of the season against a strong, talented Wapping side. However, neither were able to make a breakthrough as the game finished goalless.
Skipper, Ros Jackson, enthused: “This was an awesome team performance and a great game of hockey for both teams. All the Wapping 7’s and Old Southendian 2’s ladies should be commended for the way they played today.”
The Old Girls third XI drew 1-1 with Upminster at Warners Bridge. Following a tight, well-contested match, Charlotte Armitage explained: “It was a good team performance with several individuals putting in strong performances, however, we could have been victorious had we taken a few more of our many chances.”
Old Southendian Hockey Club welcomes new members looking to return to hockey or take up the game for the first time. We run six men’s teams, three ladies teams as well as youth teams and an active mini hockey section. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email: [email protected]