Hockey: Upminster women beat Tunbridge Wells in East One South

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 February 2018

The latest news from the local hockey scene (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The latest news from the local hockey scene (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Women’s East One South: Upminster 1 Tunbridge Wells 0

Upminster women’s firsts returned to winning ways with a 1-0 win at home to Tunbridge Wells in East One South.

The hosts started well, restricting Tunbridge Wells to a few half chances and began to take control of the ball through midfield and attack.

With defences on top, neither side threatened to break the deadlock in the opening half.

In the second period, Megan Miller began to break through the defensive lines of Tunbridge Wells and Upminster looked the more likely to take the lead.

The breakthrough finally came 10 minutes into the half when Robyn Hodges’ shot was saved by the goalkeeper but Jemma Cresswell netted the rebound.

Upminster pushed forward for a secnd goal and went close on a couple of occasions, though had to fend off a string finish from Tunbridge Wells to triumph.

The win was a welcome one for Upminster, who next visit Holcombe on February 24.

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