Hockey: East London’s magnificent sevens beat sixes
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 November 2018
East London men’s sevenths turned the table on their sixth team to win 4-1 under the Lee Valley lights last Friday.
Tom Crump converted a penalty flick to put the sixes ahead, but it was all square at the break after Duncan Knox converted at a corner.
Alex De Bacci, George Clift, Sam Horrocks, Sam Splisbury and Pierre Fleet shone in the second half, as Dean Stevens put the sevens ahead.
And George Winter fired in a corner to make it 3-1, before Wesley Manta added a late opportunist effort.
The women’s first team came from a goal down to beat Colchester 6-1, with two goals from Astrid Ainley and others from Renske Pesch, Karen Allan, Kirsty McLeod and Ailish Hendry.
And the eighth team ran out 8-2 winners over Old Southendian thirds, after also falling behind.
The men took a point from a 2-2 draw at Peterborough, as Ben Gregory struck late.
Harry Finster cancelled out Peterborough’s first goal, then set up Gregory from the final attack of the match.
Other results, women: E London II 1 Waltham Forest 2; E London III 3 Basildon II 0; Thurrock 3 E London IV 2; E London V 7 Colchester III 1; W Forest III 1 E London VI 1; E London VII 1 Southendian II 3; Wapping VIII 1 E London IX 2; men: E London III 2 Redbridge 1; E London IV 2 Plashet 2; Redbridge II 2 E London V 0; E London VIII 1 Tower Hamlets 10; E London IX 4 W Forest Otters 0.