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)


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.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 15:00

The forward departed Victoria Road on Monday to sign with Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee

Yesterday, 13:00

The Limehouse Boxing Academy youngster claimed a gold medal at the famous event at Alexandra Palace

Yesterday, 11:00

The club are faced with the incredibly difficult decision of replacing the late Justin Edinburgh and an announcement is expected this week

Yesterday, 08:00

Essex spinner Simon Harmer was surprised to see his side secure County Championship victory over Hampshire inside just five sessions this week.

Mon, 17:00

Simon Harmer claimed match figures of 12-61 as Essex annihilated Hampshire by an innings and eight runs - having bowled out the visitors for 118 and 88 inside five sessions.

Mon, 16:00

The forward bid farewell to Brisbane Road to sign for Charlton Athletic, who recently won promotion to the Championship

Mon, 14:00

The former Republic of Ireland youth international will replace Macauley Bonne at Brisbane Road

Mon, 11:54

The Championship club have signed the Zimbabwe international for an undisclosed fee


Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists