London League: Hack attack!
A great night for Hackney in the London League with our second team playing a blinder to beat Ilford 6-4 in the ‘Beasts of the East’ derby match. Chris Gribben’s Div 5 team went top of the pile after a 3-1 win over Lewisham and Hackney Gorki stayed well in contention for the Div 6 title after an exciting 2-2 draw with Battersea.
After courting relegation for the past two seasons, Hackney 2 have transformed into potential promotion candidates this campaign and last night they showed great character to overcome a strong Ilford side. Wins for Charles Hughes, Tobias Baumann and a resurgent Emyr Jones ensured the points came to the Roch.
Winners in in Division 5 were Alistair Dyte and George Perkins, and in the Division 6 match Geoff Gunby and Chris Thorne.
George’s game is here, he played with the Black pieces. Another nice win for one of the club’s best young prospects!