Hockey: Mixed weekend for Thurrock

Hockey Reports

Men’s 1’s lost 3-2 in a the final moments of a fast exciting skilful game vs Redbridge and Ilford.

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East Mens League

Division 7 South East. Thurrock Men’s 2nd team v Havering 4th.

Thurrock won 8-0.

Thurrock completely dominated this game, with Tee’s keeper Danny Hick rarely seeing the goal near his D.

Early goals from Callum Harvey and Liam Birch were added to by Billy Hick to make it 3-0 at half time.

The second half was more dominant and the highlight was a second half hat trick from Jay Lamb. The scoring was wrapped up with goals from Jordan Salmon and Olu Akinwande.

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OLD SOUTHENDIAN 6th 1 THURROCK 3rd 0

Thurrock dominated the game from the first whistle and forced Southendians to defend in numbers. Dudley McNamara was unlucky hitting the ball inches wide from a free hit. As Thurrock piled on the pressure it seemed like a matter of time before they scored, however strong defending and a string of outstanding saves by the keeper meant that the first half remained goalless. Thurrock continued their efforts after the break being awarded several short corners but were unable to penetrate the home defence. With five minutes remaining as Thurrock pushed for the winner, a rare breakaway by Southendian led to Dave Leeks facing two unmarked attackers and, although he stopped the initial shot, the rebound fell kindly and he was beaten by the second.

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Ladies 1’s held Wapping ladies in a fantastic battle only to lose 2-0 with Wapping scoring twice in the final five minutes.

Thurrock ladies 2’s vs basildons 4’s Started the game with only 10 players on pitch and no goalie . The team did extremely well, working together as a unit. To get a win of 9-2. Goal scorers this week , Emma grant 3 Sally Taylor 2 Sally Willet 2 Nikki woodruff 1 Charlene curtis 1 . Player of the match was Sian Jenkins that had a great game .

Witham Ladies 2 v 1 Thurrock Ladies 3rds.

A desperatly disappointing result for the ladies

The game was entertaining and some good end to end hockey was enjoyed by the spectators.

Newcomer CHERYL BROADBENT gave an impressive performance I’m defence.

The fine play was rewarded with an excellent goal.SHANNON HARVEY weaved her way through the Witham defence and then sent a perfectly timed pass to LOU HARRISON who placed the ball, with perfection, past the approaching keeper.

Thurrocks dominance took Witham by surprise!

In the 2 nd half Witham found the net early and then a very determined competition took place!

With 15 minutes to go controversy struck. Witham’s winning goal was challenged by Ts

Thurrock then clearly became unsettled and their play was affected. A harsh lesson was learnt and it was

To their credit the team settled finally and came very close to drawing from a last minute short corner. Ts know how close they came to winning this game and will take solace from the fact that they did play well and most certainly have learnt the need to maintain focus.

Yet again another sterling performance from the defence.

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