Crostyx men’s wait for first league triumph continues as women suffer a heavy defeat

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 October 2018

Action from Crostyx women's seconds' win over East London (pic: Crostyx HC)

Action from Crostyx women's seconds' win over East London (pic: Crostyx HC)


A round-up of results from the latest matches featuring Crostyx teams

Crostyx’s men’s firsts drew 3-3 at Old Southendians to continue their wait for a first win of the season in East Division One.

There was worse news for the women’s firsts, who succumbed to a heavy 5-0 defeat at home to East London in East Division One South.

Crostyx stepped out with a slightly different line-up as Sophie Smith was moved into a forward position to make use of her calm demeanour in tricky situations.

The hosts were put under immediate defensive pressure, with a well drilled East London forward line making life difficult.

Centre-back Chloe Pollock and goalkeeper Oli Thorogood ensured that communication remained constant to try and keep the visitors at bay.

The defence, though, was eventually breached with some well rehearsed set-plays and a well-placed flick ensuring Crostyx were behind at the break.

The second half started with a positional reshuffle which resulted in Crostyx looking more settled, allowing them to build attacking play more often.

The match finished with East London coming out on top, but the hosts can be proud of the resilience shown.

The men’s first are next in action on Saturday when they make the trip to Cambridge University seconds, while the women’s host to Old Loughts.

There was better news for the women’s seconds as they beat East London fourths 3-1 with a fine display.

Crostyx had to come from behind to win, but goals from Georgina Esterhuysen-Smith, Lucie Hayes and Zayna Ahmed saw their team to victory.

The men’s seconds, however, slipped to a 4-3 defeat in their match against Maldon firsts.

Crosty men’s thirds cruised to a 3-1 victory over East London fifths, but the women’s thirds were without a game.

The men’s fourths secured a 3-0 victory over Maldon Academy, while the women’s fourths thrashed their Colchester counterparts 9-0.

Emma Tweddle netted a hat-trick for Crostyx in the route, while Gill Woods and Justine Barker added braces, with Zoe Oldfield and Emily Moss also on target.

It was a fine afternoon for the women’s fourths as they collected a result that is sure to live long in the memory.

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