No more blowing hot and cold for IES
HOCKEY: Ipswich East Suffolk, who have a tendency to blow hot and cold, will aim to get back on track at home to Chelmsford seconds tomorrow.Encouraging league and cup successes a fortnight ago were dealt a blow with defeat in the last game against Broxbourne at the same time the Essex side were surrendering their unbeaten record in Premier Division A of the Printwize East League.
IPSWICH East Suffolk, who have a tendency to blow hot and cold, will aim to get back on track at home to Chelmsford seconds tomorrow.
Encouraging league and cup successes a fortnight ago were dealt a blow with defeat in the last game against Broxbourne at the same time the Essex side were surrendering their unbeaten record in Premier Division A of the Printwize East League.
A hard side which also contains plenty of skill, Chelmsford will be no pushover, but IES will be virtually at full strength with Matt Gardner back in defence, while teenager Tim Caston keeps his places in the squad.
The seconds, who face a long haul to Spalding, are without the experienced pairing of Kevin Day and Paul Read, while Nick Aveling's last-minute consolation was all they gained from the 4-1 defeat at Broadland thirds last week.
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Tony Elsom was also on target for the thirds in their 4-1 defeat by Ipswich fourths and they will need to pick up at least a point from their visit to Rochford.
Matt Crane's goal was not enough to stop the fourths losing 2-1 to Dunmow seconds but they will be looking for a better result at home to Old Southendian fourths.
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The fifth team gained their first points of the season with a thrilling 4-3 success against Old Southendian fifths with goals from Martin Wood, Robin Weston and two from James Howe.
The side contained nine schoolboys and two adults, but despite home advantage, they may find the job tougher tomorrow against East London thirds.