Upminster Mens 5s [3 v 4] Crostyx Mens 4s

A resilient display from Upminster 5s and a Paul Scott hat trick was insufficient to overcome a first half deficit established by a fast and skilful Crostyx team at Coopers on Saturday. An early poachers goal from Scott was just reward for Upminster’s early pressure, but four unanswered goals from Crostyx ensured the home team had a mountain to climb. However, built on the tenacity and ingenuity of the evergreen Chris Spacz in midfield, Upminster clawed their way back into the game with Scott completing his hat-trick with a quarter of the game to play. But in spite of being under pressure in the later stages, Crostyx still made a few more chances and expertly smothered the Upminster threat to ensure a tight one goal win.