Hockey: Hudson hits six in Upminster’s 15-0 romp

PUBLISHED: 17:30 02 February 2018

Phil Hudson, pictured earlier in his Upminster career, scored six times in a club-record win last weekend (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Phil Hudson, pictured earlier in his Upminster career, scored six times in a club-record win last weekend (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Upminster men’s seconds took full advantage of their below-par Waltham Forest rivals to register a record 15-0 win at the Olympic Park on Saturday.

The home side soaked up early pressure, with Ryan Hodges going close from the top of the D.

Upminster broke the deadlock when Jack Payne finished off well from a short corner and he struck again as Luke Alexandrou also added a brace to make it 4-0.

The second half was all about one man – Phil Hudson – who had jetted back from a skiing holiday just in time to play and netted a 15-minute hat-trick.

Hudson went on to double his tally and finish with six goals to his name, as the visitors scored 11 times in total after the interval in a one-sided romp, as Forest lost two players to injury.

Upminster host local rivals Brentwood at Coopers this weekend, looking to avenge an earlier defeat this season.

The women’s first team bounced back to form in East One South with a strong second-half performance of their own to beat Old Loughts seconds 4-0.

After a goalless first half at Luxborough Lane, the visitors stepped up the pressure following the restart and were rewarded with goals from Bella Colafrancesco (2), Jemma Creswell and Niamh Robeson.

Upminster remain on the road next weekend when they travel to a high-flying Brom & Becks, who sit in second place with 13 wins from 15 games played to date.

The news was not so good for the men’s first team as they fell to a 3-1 home defeat against East London in East Division One, to bring their three-game winning streak to an end.

They make the long trip to Shefford & Sandy this weekend, with the two sides having drawn 4-4 at Coopers back in October.

The under-14 boys and girls squads had a Super Sunday, with two fine wins.

The girls beat Chelmsford 5-0 in a friendly at Chelmer Park with goals from Bethan Hodges (3), Hannah Scrivener and Freya Killilea.

And Liam Robertson (2) and Callam Berry netted as the boys beat Hampstead & Westminster 3-0 at Coopers in the Mercian Junior League.

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