Seven out of seven for Old Boys special reserve

Old Southendian’s all-conquering Men’s Hockey second string recorded their seventh win in as many matches, stylishly dispatching Newham-based Plashet HC by four goals to nil.

Connor Andrews bagged a brace, while his brother Jack and leading marksman, Josh Copeland also found the net on an otherwise comfortable afternoon.

Captain, Jack Stevenson, said: “I was very proud of the boys in what has traditionally been a very difficult fixture for OSHC., I can’t wait for 2021 and resuming the season.”

After being mothballed for a month, the Old Boys third team got off to the perfect start against Chelmsford with Matt Elmer scoring after 30 seconds. However, in a cagey affair, neither side was able to assert their authority until the final moments when the Seasiders snatched maximum points, winning 3-2 with their sixth win in seven outings.

The Old Boys fifth team went down by the odd goal in three to Chelmsford’s 7th XI. In a close encounter played in great spirit, Phil Herrtage opened the scoring for the Old Boys. Chelmsford equalised on the break, a flowing move from D to D. They scored the winner from a short corner in what was otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable game.

Another tight match saw the Old Southendian sixth team earn a share of the spoils at Saffron Walden. 

Due to unavailability, centre forward and leading scorer, Steve Holmes was forced to take over in goal for the visitors. However, it was the home side that broke the deadlock with a deflected effort during the opening period.

The Old Boys continued to battle and with five minutes remaining, Man of the Match, Perm Ghir scored the well-deserved equaliser from a short corner. 

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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