Hockey: Upminster women boost hopes
PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 March 2020
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Upminster’s women gave their hopes of East League Premier Division survival a boost with four points from a possible six in their weekend double header.
They took the lead against Dereham at Coopers on Saturday as Jemma Creswell netted from a right-wing cross.
But the visitors, who are also battling against the drop, hit back to earn a share of the spoils.
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Upminster travelled to fellow strugglers Maidstone on Sunday and secured a vital 2-1 victory thanks to a close-range finish by Emily Davies and short corner deflection from Cresswell.
That moved them up to eighth with two games left ahead of Saturday's trip to Peterborough.
The men, meanwhile, slumped to a 7-2 home loss against Blueharts in East Premier B and visit bottom club Shefford & Sandy on Saturday.
The thirds thumped Braintree seconds 7-1 in Division Five South East, with Ollie Peck scoring four to take his tally to 40.
Callum Berry netted twice and Tom Hilson was also on target in the rout.
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