Hockey: Thurrock Hockey Club reports

Thurrock Hockey Club Reports

Men’s 1’s lost 3-0 to a strong Southend side

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Div 7 South East Upminster 5th v Thurrock Men’s 2nd team. 0-1. Scorer: Paul Mailey.

A really tight game against bottom of the table Upminster, who will feel unhappy they walked away with nothing from a game where they put Thurrock under lots of pressure. Second half the game opened up more and Paul Mailey slotted home a strike at a very acute angle from the right. Late on Upminster struck a penalty corner that deflected off Keeper Dave Leeks pads towards goal, but captain Mark Mager stopped the ball in mid-air before it crossed the line and cleared the danger. A real hard working performance in the dog bound Coopers astro. Away to Maldon next week.

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Men’s 3’s opposition were not able to field a team so a 5-0 win is awarded.

Ladies 3rds

Div 3

Opposition Brentwood

They lost 2-3 but exciting end to end game

Ladies went down 1-0 when the foot save on line was awarded a penalty.

Thurrock fought back and a well deserved equaliser was scored by player of the match KATIE LAWRENCE

The 15 player squad was outstanding with effort

Brentwood then scored two quick goals and the ladies heads went down as thus was against run of play.

However in the last 12 minutes Thurrock showed great determination and scored a well worked goal by JO DISS.

Brentwood absorbed so much pressure and then in last seconds of game

Thurrock gained a well deserved corner but sadly the draw was not to be.

This developing team is maturing well and will soon be a force to be reckoned with.

Next week away to Basildon

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Thurrock Hockey Club

League: 2SE

Thurrock Ladies 1st XI v. Redbridge & Ilford

3-3

Goal Scorers: Jo Taylor, Tessa Ing, Lauren Marshall

Keen to make up for last week’s loss, the home side started this encounter with intensity and determination. Thurrock looked confident in their passing and movement, and created attacking chances with Captain, Gemma White pressing hard up front to put pressure on Redbridge & Ilford from the outset.

Louise Parrott sent a fantastic ball through to Tessa Ing on the left post to slot home a goal! Thurrock became a more attacking team which enabled Redbridge & Ilford to make a break, and resulted in a goal. Thurrock’s defence stood firm during the rest of the first half, with excellent saves from Alison Hadley ending up at 1-1 at half time.

The half-time allowed for both teams to regroup, which saw the second half become a more attacking game, with one more goal from both teams; Thurrock’s hard fought goal being scored by newcomer Lauren Marshall.

It was Redbridge & Ilford’s push back with one minute remaining of the game, the score standing at 2-3, when Natalie Beardwell made a solid interception and attacked with support from Jo Taylor who put the ball on the bottom left hand corner of the goal from the top of the D. The final score was 3-3.

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Thurrock Ladies 2 played Brentwood Ladies 3 winning 1-0.

The teams were well matched and the game was a closely fought encounter with the Thurrock Ladies scoring late in the first half the only goal of the match. Scorer by Charlene Curtis.

Brentwood came back strong after the break but thanks to some terrific defending by Thurrock, they unable to overturn the first half deficit. The whole team played superbly but Niki Woodruff, playing Right Back was awarded player of the match – making key tackles to prevent the Brentwood forwards scoring throughout the game.

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