Old Loughtonians on a roll with fifth straight win

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 November 2010

Old Loughts Oliver Didham

Old Loughts Oliver Didham


Loughts men beat Wimbledon and Milton Keynes to extend winning run

OLD LOUGHTONIANS men extended their winning run to five matches with victory in the Conference East Division and the England Hockey Cup last weekend.

Dominic Camilleri’s side welcomed promotion rivals Wimbledon to Luxborough Lane on Saturday and ran out comfortable 5-2 winners.

Goals from Oliver Didham, James Stedman, Great Britain international Harry Martin, Alex Jennings and player/coach Scott Sandison ensured Loughts climbed to third in the table with one match remaining of the outdoor season until the indoor break.

On Sunday, Camilleri rang the changes, picking a more youthful side to travel to Milton Keynes for their fourth round tie.

A brace from Leroy Phillips and further goals from George Lilley, Luke Mepham and Jennings helped Loughts to a 5-3 win, setting up a quarter-final tie at home to Premier Division side Hampstead & Westminster on February, 27 2011.

■ SUNDAY also saw a much needed win for Old Loughtonians ladies, as they edged a close match, beating Cambridge City 2-1.

The visitors fell behind early on, but drew level after 20 minutes when Emily Defroand finished a fine team move involving Jen Johnson, Ele Powell and Anna Coppel.

Cambridge had chances to regain the lead and had a goal disallowed due to their player taking a free hit within five yards of the circle.

But Loughts weathered the storm and Coppel fired the winner to seal Loughts first victory in four.

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