Saxons get straight back on track

South Saxons Hockey Club, 2011. 12/11/11'George Eldridge
South Saxons Hockey Club, 2011. 12/11/11'George Eldridge
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South Saxons made an instant return to winning ways in South Hockey League Sussex Area – Division One.

Saxons bounced back from being knocked off the top the previous weekend with a come-from-behind 4-2 win at home to Brighton & Hove III on Saturday.

An early short corner followed by a goal on the counter-attack put Brighton 2-0 up, but a George Eldridge penalty flick halved Saxons’ deficit at half time.

Toby Reed levelled from a short corner early in the second half, man of the match Eldridge, pictured, put Saxons ahead and Jim Towers completed the turnaround.

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

Standings (all played 13 matches): 1 Horsham II 33pts, 2 SOUTH SAXONS 32, 3 Lewes III 28, 4 Penguin 28, 5 Hailsham 20, 6 Brighton & Hove III 19, 7 Eastbourne II 19, 8 Crowborough 16, 9 Middleton & Bognor 13, 10 Southwick 10, 11 Crawley II 10, 12 East Grinstead IV 0.