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Hockey: East London’s magnificent sevens beat sixes

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 November 2018

East London sevenths celebrate (pic Max Turner)

East London sevenths celebrate (pic Max Turner)

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East London men’s sevenths turned the table on their sixth team to win 4-1 under the Lee Valley lights last Friday.

Action from East London sixth v seventh (pic Max Turner)Action from East London sixth v seventh (pic Max Turner)

Tom Crump converted a penalty flick to put the sixes ahead, but it was all square at the break after Duncan Knox converted at a corner.

Alex De Bacci, George Clift, Sam Horrocks, Sam Splisbury and Pierre Fleet shone in the second half, as Dean Stevens put the sevens ahead.

And George Winter fired in a corner to make it 3-1, before Wesley Manta added a late opportunist effort.

The women’s first team came from a goal down to beat Colchester 6-1, with two goals from Astrid Ainley and others from Renske Pesch, Karen Allan, Kirsty McLeod and Ailish Hendry.

Action from East London sixth v seventh (pic Max Turner)Action from East London sixth v seventh (pic Max Turner)

And the eighth team ran out 8-2 winners over Old Southendian thirds, after also falling behind.

The men took a point from a 2-2 draw at Peterborough, as Ben Gregory struck late.

Harry Finster cancelled out Peterborough’s first goal, then set up Gregory from the final attack of the match.

Action from East London sixth v seventh (pic Max Turner)Action from East London sixth v seventh (pic Max Turner)

Other results, women: E London II 1 Waltham Forest 2; E London III 3 Basildon II 0; Thurrock 3 E London IV 2; E London V 7 Colchester III 1; W Forest III 1 E London VI 1; E London VII 1 Southendian II 3; Wapping VIII 1 E London IX 2; men: E London III 2 Redbridge 1; E London IV 2 Plashet 2; Redbridge II 2 E London V 0; E London VIII 1 Tower Hamlets 10; E London IX 4 W Forest Otters 0.

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