Upminster Mens 1s [3 v 1] CoP Mens 3s

Upminster dominated this Division 1 fixtures from the beginning and will probably feel they should have won by a bigger margin. Missing 4 regular players, Upminster were boosted by the return of Russell Murphy to their midfield and he was soon in the thick of the action linking nicely with the forward line of Odell and Scrivener. Although dominating during the early periods Upminster were unable to break through the solid City of Peterborough defence, their goalkeeper saving a number of penalty corners and a deflected shot from Scrivener in the first half.

After the break Upminster continued in a similar vein and it Scrivener who eventually put the home side in the lead, sending the keeper the wrong way before nicely lifting it into the net. Despite being reduced to 10 men for infringements on three occasions that did not stop them pressing and increased their lead when they were awarded a penalty stroke for a City of Peterborough foot on the line, Jamie Odell fired home from the spot. Odell completed the home sides scoring following some nice work involving Murphy, Jack Payne which left Odell to score his second.

Upminster can be pleased with their days work and also the first team debut of Toby Dunlea, who when called upon was up to the task. The only blip was conceding late in the game but it didn’t spoil an excellent performance from the home side.