Hockey boys hope to end year on a high

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After just one point from a possible 15 across their last five matches, Eastbourne Hockey Club must start making their good play and good spirit count when they travel to Sevenoaks this weekend.

Eastbourne were edged out in a seven-goal thriller against Spencer last Saturday but, after dominating play, manager David Adelston insisted his players need to start converting their possession if they’re to notch a first win in six this weekend.

He said, “To lose was extremely disappointing because we were the better side.

“We went 2-0 down, pulled it back to 2-2 and then, after going down 4-2, we still fought. It was a fantastic performance from James Caffyn, who got a hat-trick.

“They had about six chances and scored four, and we had over a dozen but, while they were very good at taking those opportunities, we lacked a bit of composure and confidence in front of goal.

“The guys are working really hard in training but it’s all about making it count on the day.”

This weekend sees the last match before Christmas and also the last game of the season for goalkeeper Chris Borsoi, who’s moving to Australia, and Danny Williams, who’s joining the army. Adelston said, “They’ve been fantastic for us this season and hopefully they can end on a win.”