Old Girls share the spoils with Romford

OLD SOUTHENDIAN LADIES Hockey Club first team had to be content with a share of the spoils following a hard-fought encounter with Romford at Warners Bridge.

Anna Coopers profited from Sami Da Costa’s cross to hand the Seasiders a first-half advantage. However, the Old Girls passed up several decent opportunities to put the game out of reach.

And that proved costly as Romford managed to breach Sandra Bridge’s goal after the interval to earn a 1-1 draw. Speaking after the game,
Old Southendian captain, Emily Robinson, said: “It was a solid game with lots of positives. Onto next week where we face Od Loughts who are currently flying very high at the top of the league.”

Old Southendian’s second string also played out a 1-1 draw. Opponents, Maldon took an early lead through a penalty flick. But the battling Old Girls refused to throw in the towel and snatched a last-gasp equaliser courtesy of Ella Mills.

In truth, for sheer effort, it was a richly deserved point for the Old Girls, and that was echoed by skipper, Ros Jackson: “I am absolutely delighted with the way we played,” she enthused.

“The girl’s sheer grit and determination has earnt us a well deserved and much-needed point”

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 teams 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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