Saxons back on track

South Saxons bounced back from their surprise defeat of the previous weekend with a 5-0 win away to Crawley II.

As many sides seem to be doing, Crawley adopted a defensive approach and frustrated Saxons during the first half of this South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One fixture.

But Jamie Busbridge broke the deadlock shortly before the break and Dave Draper doubled Saxons’ advantage shortly after the restart with a drag flick from a penalty corner.

Busbridge and Draper added another each - both after some great team play - to make the game safe and man of the match Dan Burnett rounded-off the scoring with one of the last moves of the game.

A full report will appear in Friday’s Hastings Observer.

Standings (played-points): 1 Lewes II 13-39, 2 SOUTH SAXONS 12-28, 3 Lewes III 13-26, 4 Penguin 13-26, 5 East Grinstead IV 12-22, 6 Brighton & Hove III 14-17, 7 Southwick 14-16, 8 Middleton & Bognor 13-15, 9 Worthing III 14-11, 10 Eastbourne III 13-11, 11 Crowborough 14-10, 12 Crawley II 13-8.