Hockey: Upminster women boost hopes
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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.
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.
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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.
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Callum Berry netted twice and Tom Hilson was also on target in the rout.