Battling Old Girls edge out Braintree

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OLD SOUTHENDIAN Ladies Hockey second team emerged victorious after edging out a strong Braintree second-string team by the odd goal in three.

All the goals came in the opening period, with Shireen Ayub and Becca Mayhew taking full advantage to give the visitors a two-goal advantage.

Braintree pulled one back, but the resilient Old Girls held firm. Captain, Ros Jackson, said: “This was a well-executed and controlled performance against formidable opposition. 

“Both teams are to be congratulated on a quality match which was extremely well umpired.”

The Old Girls third team took on promoted London Royals and despite going down by six unanswered goals, produced a brave display.

Skipper, Evie Collins, was thrilled with the attitude of her side, explaining: “As ever, we played with the constant smiles and laughter throughout the game.”

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Hockey East and Essex Hockey have decided to end the league prematurely for the safety of players and spectators. 

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 and three ladies teams as well as youth and an active mini hockey section. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email: [email protected] 

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Brian Jeeves

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