Redbridge celebrate summer success, but seek new faces

PUBLISHED: 09:35 09 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:35 09 July 2015

Redbridge seconds won their Summer League title (pic: Graham Hodges)

Redbridge seconds won their Summer League title (pic: Graham Hodges)


Redbridge’s second team had Marc Tovell to thank after his brace earned a title triumph

Redbridge & Ilford men’s second team clinched their Summer League title last week with a crushing victory over rivals Crostyx.

Aneel Mahmood opened the scoring for Redbridge, before a brace from Marc Tovell sealed a 3-0 triumph.

After underestimating Crostyx last time out, allowing their opponents to go three goals ahead before roaring back to take the win, Redbridge knew a tough encounter was in store.

The first half was largely uneventful with both teams having chances to score, but failing to take them.

Mahmood changed that, though, by scoring just before half time to give Reds a vital advantage.

Crostyx struggled to get into the game after the break, with Redbridge eager to secure the title with a game to spare, and Tovell was on hand to finish off a nice team move and put one hand on the trophy.

A second from Tovell wrapped up a 3-0 win and ensured the second team were able to celebrate a title triumph.

*Redbridge are looking for new members to play – and no matter what level, they have a team for you.

The club is located on the borders of east London and Essex and play at Redbridge Sports Centre, next to Fairlop Tube station and within easy reach of the A406, A12 and M11.

Redbridge are a well-established club with the men’s teams playing in the East League and the women in the East and Essex Leagues. They also have vets teams and a women’s over-35s, who were National runners-up last year.

If you haven’t played before or for a long time, Redbridge run Back2Hockey sessions just for people like you and have some great social teams to try out your competitive nature.

The club has a thriving youth section with coaching for children aged five years and up, they enter them in the Essex mini league and support youth through a well developed academy team in the senior leagues.

For more information visit pitchero/com/clubs/redbridgeandilford.

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