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Ipsiwch aim to hustle Gymkhana

PUBLISHED: 13:21 15 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:21 03 March 2010

HOCKEY: Ipswich will intend to hustle Indian Gymkhana out of their stride when the two sides meet in Osterley on Sunday. With a new-found spring in their step the Henley Road side is desperate to keep up the good work following the demolition of Bromley.

IPSWICH will intend to hustle Indian Gymkhana out of their stride when the two sides meet in Osterley on Sunday.

With a new-found spring in their step the Henley Road side is desperate to keep up the good work following the demolition of Bromley.

Victory lifted them off the bottom spot in Division Two of the English Hockey League, but skipper Asif Rais knows more results need to be achieved if they are to stay out of the relegation zone.

"Everyone wanted to beat Bromley and the whole side was hungry for it," he said today.

"Jon Cuff and Andy Cook hustled like mad against Bromley and if they do the same on Sunday, we will definitely unsettle our skilful opponents.

"However, one of our problems is that we can't sustain possession long enough to kill off the opposition and that's something we'll be working on."

The game will be the last for 18-year-old midfielder or defender, James Hughes, before he embarks on a trip to the Far East.

Their second team need one point from tomorrow's home game with Romford to clinch promotion from Division One with four more matches still to play.

Paul Graves and John Reed scored in the 2-0 win over St Ives last week and Richard Swain's side now needs seven more goals to hit the three-figure mark. Having put six past the Essex side earlier in the season, that feat could be achieved tomorrow.

The thirds, who lost 2-0 to Ramgarhia are at home to Wapping, while the fourths lost 4-2 to Crane and are at Waltham Forest.

Ipswich fifths face Harlow Town seconds, while the sixth team beat Saffron Walden 2-0 and go to Little Baddow.

Orwell Ladies are without a fixture tomorrow, but their seconds, beaten 5-1 by Haverhill in the Premier Division of the Suffolk League take on Haverhill seconds, while the thirds entertain Castaways in Division One.


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