Hockey: Henry Emery and John Lyness on target for East London men’s first in win at Long Sutton

The hockey season is well underway (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The hockey season is well underway (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo) - Credit: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

A round-up of the latest matches involving East London hockey club

Braces from Henry Emery and John Lyness helped East London men’s firsts record an emphatic 4-1 win at Long Sutton in East Division One.

Emery gave the visitors the lead early on when cleaning up a fairly scrappy short corner, and the first half was seen out pretty comfortably with the score 1-0.

Goals from Lyness and Emery took East to 3-0 within the first five minutes of the restart, putting the game pretty much out of Long Sutton’s reach.

There was a glimmer of hope for Long Sutton when they converted a breakaway goal, but East remained in control before Lyness grabbed his second goal from the penalty spot to complete the win.


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East London women’s firsts were in equally dominant mood as they picked up a 3-0 triumph away to Gore Court in East South East Two.

With 25 minutes on the clock, Karen Allan dribbled her way into the D and smashed the ball into the goal to the right of the keeper to put the visitors in front.

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Soon after, East won a short corner, from which Alix Hayward managed to get a well-driven shot away, which was saved by the keeper, but then slotted in on the reverse by Allan.

After half-time East moved further clear with a well-worked goal that saw Katie McQuillan give a great pass to Claire Bergin, who got a shot away, before the rebound was taken well by Emily Menzies.

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