Old Girls get in the Christmas spirit

OLD SOUTHENDIAN LADIES HOCKEY first XI wrapped up their pre-Christmas programme with an impressive 4-2 victory over a stubborn Basildon side.

A chilly afternoon – a far cry from the 27-degree heat which embraced the two sides when they went head-to-head back in September – did very little to spoil an otherwise entertaining encounter.

Beccy Withams set the ball rolling for the Old Girls, while Anna Cooper bagged a brace and Player of the Match, Kate William, added another to secure maximum points.

Speaking after the game, captain, Emily Robinson, said: “This was a great way to break up for the Christmas break with spirits high and us sitting comfortably mid-table.”

It proved to be a tough afternoon for the Old Southendian second team who suffered a double-figured defeat at high-flying London Royals.
The Seasiders offered a valiant display but were no match for the impressive Royals who triumphed by twelve goals to nil.

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

Brian Jeeves

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