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A COMBINED Old Southendian Hockey Club third and fourth XI b blew away the cobwebs with a useful friendly against Southend’s second string.
The two clubs played out an entertaining 2-2 draw, with Old Boys skipper, Noel Smith, particularly pleased with the day’s work: “It was a good run out for the squad after the festive period. Both clubs were looking in good form ahead of the season recommencing next week,” he explained.
Elsewhere, the Old Southendian fifth team used the day to stage a rearranged league fixture with London Royals.
It proved to be a decent move for the Old Boys who won a terrific free-flowing match by three goals to one.
Old Southendian didn’t have it all their own way, with goalkeeper, Sam Rowson, producing a string of fine saves to keep his side in it. And that proved a decisive factor, as did a brace from David Ashworth and one from Trevor McCarthy to seal the Seasiders success.
Speaking after the match, Old Boys captain, Paul Ashworth, explained: “It was a real team performance despite the goals and saves. Rob Hucker was Man of the Match with a fantastic performance.”
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