Crostyx women enjoy successful weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 October 2015

Crostyx women's seconds in action against Brentwood (pic: Stephen Leel)

Crostyx women's seconds in action against Brentwood (pic: Stephen Leel)


Wins all round but men’s teams falter

Crostyx women's seconds in action against Brentwood (pic: Stephen Leel)Crostyx women's seconds in action against Brentwood (pic: Stephen Leel)

Crostyx women’s firsts continued their strong start to the new East Division 2C season with a crushing 7-0 win away to Colchester.

Sarah Belsham opened the scoring for the visitors with further goals from Alys Rowland (2) and Anna Feldman putting them in a commanding 4-0 lead.

Belsham nabbed her second of the match following the interval and was joined on the scoresheet by Kat Hawes and Ella Day to cap off a resounding win.

The seconds had a similarly emphatic victory in their Essex Division One clash away to their Brentwood counterparts, cruising to a 4-1 triumph.

New player Lou Poulter made an immediate impression as she scored the visitor’s first goal, before Chantal Pampellonne doubled their advantage.

Brentwood did pull one back before half time, but Crostyx issued a swift response through Lucy Leel as they went into the break 3-1 up.

Alice Ford sealed the win with the visitors’ fourth in the second half to set them up perfectly for their clash with table-topping Basildon on Saturday.

The thirds ensured it was a winning weekend for the women with goals from May Martindale and Jaya Agarwal giving them a 2-0 success over Havering.

Crostyx men’s firsts lost for the first time in four matches as they went down at home to Brentwood by a scoreline of 3-2.

Second-half goals from Demi Vassiliou and Joseph Whitehead were not enough for the hosts who twice found themselves two goals down.

It was also a bad weekend for the men’s seconds as they picked up their first defeat of the season despite controlling much of the game at home to Brentwood.

The hosts must have been happy when Tim Jolly opened the scoring, but Brentwood struck back to secure an unlikely win.

And as if to contrast the women’s weekend completely, the thirds were another men’s team to lose as they came up short at East London.

Duncan Ramsbotham and Paul Murphy both scored for the visitors in the second half, but could not prevent Crostyx from falling to a 3-2 loss.

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