Icy condition hinder local hockey

THE FROZEN WEATHER CONDITIONS led to several local hockey matches being postponed, with the Old Southendian club being no exception.

Only three of the clubs six sides played. The Old Boys first team managed to beat the weather as well as rivals, Havering – the Seasiders hitting five for the third-successive match to record a 5-2 triumph.

Callum Barber and Alfie Hibbard provided a platform with impressive early goals. Havering pulled one back, however, Then, shortly after the interval, Liam Peoples added a third from a tight angle, before Tim Robinson made it 4-1.

Havering again hit back, but Ben Cotton added a fifth to confirm the victory. Speaking after the match, Old Southendian skipper, Hibbard enthused: “We are now into the second half of the season and go from strength to strength.

“We look to complete a memorable 2019 with a victory at our home ground of Warners Bridge against Blueharts 1st XI on Saturday.”

The only other action involving the Old Southendian men’s section saw their ten-man second string put up a brave fight before slipping to a 4-2 defeat at Wapping. Meanwhile, the third team went down 4-0 at Upminster.

Old Southendian Hockey Club welcomes new members looking to return to hockey or take up the game for the first time. We run 6 men’s teams and 3 ladies teams as well as youth teams and an active mini hockey section. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email: [email protected]

Brian Jeeves

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