Men are back on track with convincing win

Eastbourne Hockey
Eastbourne Hockey

Eastbourne Hockey Club men’s first team posted their most emphatic victory of the season to date with a 5-2 win at Barnes.

Eastbourne easily dispatched of the bottom-of-the-table side, with goals from Johnny Robinson, Pat Skinner, Daniel Williams and two from Andy Edwards.

Matt Baggs and David Riches notched the goals for the home side, who have yet to pick up a point so far this season, while Eastbourne’s victory sees them sit eighth in the Premier Division Two table with two wins and four losses to date.

David Adelston’s men will be expecting a slightly tougher test this weekend as they travel to Banbury - a side who finished just outside of the promotion places last season and have hit the ground running just as hard this year, currently occupying second place without tasting defeat. Their run of five straight victories was brought to a halt last weekend though, as they were held to a draw by Trojans.

The league’s top scorers will welcome Eastbourne to Altwood School inNorth Oxfordshire on Saturday, November 15.

Eastbourne Ladies continued their fine run of form this season with yet another victory to keep their unbeaten home record in tact.

Despite their poor form, it was Guildford who got out of the blocks first, scoring a goal from a short corner. However, it didn’t take long for Eastbourne to respond and Sarah Murray made a fine run to grab the equaliser before Lisa Black gave the home side the lead.

Katie Love and Hannah Williams got their names on the scoresheet to seal a convincing 4-1 victory for the ladies to keep them flying high in second place in the South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League Division 3b.

Eastbourne will welcome fourth-placed Wimbledon Ladies 1A to the Saffrons on Saturday, November 15, with the match getting underway at 1.30pm.

Eastbourne men’s second team will be at home to Penguin firsts on Saturday, November 1 (kick off 12pm).