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Hockey: Crostyx youngsters book trip to regional finals

PUBLISHED: 13:29 12 March 2020 | UPDATED: 13:29 12 March 2020

Crostyx under-10s face the camera (pic Crostyx HC)

Crostyx under-10s face the camera (pic Crostyx HC)

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Crostyx under-10s came out on top in the Essex round of the England Hockey In2Hockey Championships at the weekend.

Crostyx under-10s face the camera (pic Crostyx HC)Crostyx under-10s face the camera (pic Crostyx HC)

The Woodford youngsters began with a 3-0 loss against Blue Hornets, but bounced back to beat local rivals Old Loughts 2-0.

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Oscar Leel netted both goals, while Atif Thaha made a string of great saves to preserve his clean sheet, and Crostyx then beat Chelmsford 3-0 as Archie Barnes and Leel (2) struck.

The last match was against Waltham Forest, with solid defending and another goal for Leel putting them ahead before Gus Matthews fired home from a short corner.

Forest hit back after a spell of pressure, but Crostyx held on and earned a trip to the regional finals at Harleston along with Blue Hornets on April 26.

Crostyx: Atif Thaha, Archie Barnes, Ben Foley, Gus Matthews, Alex Blair, Amar Johal, Joseph Allam, Oscar Leel, Samuel Pratt, William Sampson.

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