Old Boys unbeaten run continues

OLD SOUTHENDIAN’S all-conquering men’s first XI continued their unbeaten start to their season with a comfortable 3-0 success over Shelford & Sandy.

The ever-reliable Giles Davies opened the scoring with a neat drag-flick and the same player was on hand to snatch his and the Old Boys second in a similar fashion. Callum Barber added a third goal before the interval. Captain Alfie Hibbard, enthused: “This is another great result, we are going from strength to strength and I just want to keep the momentum going next week at Letchworth.”

The Old Boy’s second string suffered a heartbreaking last-gasp defeat at mid-table East London. Stuart MacDonald scored for the Seasiders. The decisive goal coming from a short corner in the dying moments. Meanwhile, the Men’s 3rd XI played out a goalless draw at Havering – Old Southendian going close to maximum points, hitting the frame of the goal two minutes from time

Old Southendian fourth’s produced a sterling performance to grab a share of the spoils at free-scoring Colchester. In-form George Miller providing a top-quality equaliser ten minutes from time. A youthful fifth XI fielded six players under the age of 15 against Thurrock’s second string and after a hard-fought encounter, Mark Hopkins profited from a tried and tested short corner routine to earn a notable single-goal success.

Elsewhere, Old Southendian sixth team saw off Rochford 4-2 – their third victory on the bounce – Steven Holmes bagged a hat-trick while George Wren was also on target.

OLD SOUTHENDIAN Ladies first XI were left frustrated after slipping to a 2-1 defeat at County Wanderers.

Difficult weather conditions hindered both sides. However, Sami Da Costa profited from Anna Williams’ toil to hand the Old Girls the lead.
But Wanderers responded strongly after the break, scoring twice to take the points.

The Old Girls second XI came from behind to draw 1-1 with Crostyx. After conceding the early goal, Old Southendian were largely on the back foot. However, they produced a resolute display which was capped when Chloe Foster rounded the keeper to finish a flowing move down the left. Skipper, Ros Jackson, explained: “I was so relieved, we had more than earnt something from the game. I’m just so proud of the team who never gave up.”

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Brian Jeeves

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