Send your news, photos and videos by texting bucksfreepress to 80360 or email
Cross stun Teddington in National Cup
GERRARDS Cross Hockey Club are on a high this week after their U18s knocked Teddington out of the National Cup.
They were the stronger team early on and duly went in front with 20 minutes played when Harvey Preston weaved through two defenders before finishing neatly.
The second half was even more of the same with Stevie Crowther doing well to set up Tom La Motte for Cross’ second.
Teddington flooded forward to try find a way back into the game, but two Crowther goals condemned them to a resounding 4-0 loss.
Meanwhile, Marlow crashed back to earth with a bump after two trophies in two weeks as they lost 2-0 at newly-promoted Horsham.
They trailed 1-0 at the break and despite pushing forwards in the second half were hit by a sucker punch five mintus from the end.
Marlow 2s didn’t do much better, losing 4-1 to Bracknell.
Kevin Chappell scored for Marlow to make it 1-1, but a yellow card for Aman Sood near the end proved costly as Bracknell scored three times in the final nine minutes.
Marlow 3s did have something to celebrate though, beating OMT 4-0.
Ali Dalton set up Che Armstrong for Marlow’s first after 20 minutes, before Callum Harjette wrapped up the victory with a second-half hat-trick.
Ben Rollett was named Man of the Match.
Marlow 4s earned a point from a 1-1 draw with Aylesbury thanks to Henry Cromie’s goal early in the second half and great defence from juniors Eliot Killington and Colm Kennedy plus keeper Toby Bruce.
Meanwhile, Marlow Ladies 2s swept aside Amersham & Chiltern 5-0 with goals from Helen North, Tracey Finch, Anya McKeever and Kirsty Brammer (2), while Rebecca Kwan, Hannah Gilmore (2), Megan Ormond and Anna Mortimer scored for Marlow Ladies 2 in a 5-1 win over Milton Keynes Ladies 3s.
Elsewhere, Marlow U18s destroyed Maidenhead 9-1, despite going a goal behind.
Harry Radcliffe (5), Jack Turner (2), Jack Clee and Chris Hulse scored for Marlow.
Comments are closed on this article.