Battling IES bid to steal the points
HOCKEY: With just five games left, Ipswich East Suffolk take their survival fight to leaders Harleston Magpies tomorrow. Last week's unexpected win against Cambridge University has served as a massive boost to their morale and they will unchanged for their trip to Weybread, Suffolk where the Norfolk side are based.
WITH just five games left, Ipswich East Suffolk take their survival fight to leaders Harleston Magpies tomorrow.
Last week's unexpected win against Cambridge University has served as a massive boost to their morale and they will unchanged for their trip to Weybread, Suffolk where the Norfolk side are based.
Skipper Charlie Farrow wanted at least three wins from his side's last six games, but hadn't counted on the University side being one of them.
"We've still got to play Clacton, Bedford and Colchester and if we can get the right results against them we might just get out of trouble," he said.
The Rushmere-based side's second team saw their promotion hopes evaporate with a 4-1 defeat against
leaders Shefford and Sandy after Peter Elsom had given them the lead and tomorrow they face Felixstowe at Tuddenham Road.
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A hat-trick from Stephen Farrow and a couple from Geoff Reed helped the thirds to complete a double over Upminster seconds with a 5-3 win, but Witham seconds will be a tougher test.
Ian Harris, Danny Cripps and Matt Crane were on target as the fourths beat Brentwood fifths 3-0 and will hope for a similar result against Upminster thirds.
The fifth team threw away a 3-1 lead before losing 5-4 to Redbridge and Ilford fourths with Simon Lea (3) and Tony Elsom scoring for IES and will want revenge tomorrow against Felixstowe thirds who beat them comfortably earlier in the season.
A late goal from Gerry Hindle earned the sixths a 1-1 draw with Felixstowe fourths and tomorrow they face Brentwood sevenths.
IES Ladies' are without a game after Harleston called off a friendly, but the seconds are away to Bury in the Premier Division of the Suffolk League while the thirds are away to Crane in Division One.