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Hockey: Crostyx women’s firsts get back on winning trail, while men’s firsts take over at top of East Two South

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 December 2017

Action from Crosytx women's firsts against Bishop's Stortford (pic: Crostyx HC)

Action from Crosytx women's firsts against Bishop's Stortford (pic: Crostyx HC)

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Crostyx women’s firsts returned to winning ways in East One South with a 2-0 win at home to Bishop’s Stortford.

The home team started strongly and won an early short corner, which they were close to converting.

The first goal came after a perfectly timed pass threaded through the defence by Maddy Green found Lucy Leel at the top of the D, who struck the ball into the corner.

With the lead in hand, Crostyx continued to pile on the pressure, which led to numerous goal scoring opportunities.

However, the second goal did not come until deep into the second half when Mia Birchall finished a flowing team move.

The men’s firsts, meanwhile, took over at the top of East Two South with a thrilling 4-2 win at Letchworth.

Despite the final result, the visitors found it difficult to stay on their feet early on and went a goal down inside the first two minutes.

Crostyx were not behind for long as Jack Burke won and then calmly put away a penalty flick to level the score.

As the half drew to a close, the ball dropped to Callum Palmer, who kept his nerve in the opposition D and found the corner, putting the away side ahead at the break.

Letchworth, however, came out fighting after the interval and managed to sneak an equaliser with half an hour to go.

That served as a wake-up call for Crostyx and they soon regained the lead when James Buckingham deflected in a long ball forward from Robert Harrison.

After some incredible saves from keeper Ian Baldwin, the visitors completed the scoring late on through Palmer.

Crostyx are next in action on Saturday when they look to hold on to top spot away to Bedford.

Elsewhere, the women’s seconds recorded an emphatic 9-1 win over Witham, while Gill Woods scored in a 1-1 draw for the thirds against Wapping, but a Charlotte Devereux goal was not enough for the fourths as they lost 2-1 to Chelmsford.

Ollie Betts and Nick Gillett were on target for the men’s seconds in a 2-1 success against Maldon.

The thirds beat Saffron Walden 3-1 with goals with Connor Love netting a hat trick, while the fourths enjoyed a 7-0 success over Maldon Academy.

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