Seven heaven as Thame run riot at home

Keeper Andy Sykes pulled off a fine one-on-one save to help Thame keep their clean sheet
Keeper Andy Sykes pulled off a fine one-on-one save to help Thame keep their clean sheet
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THAME men’s firsts tightened their grip on the top of the table with a convincing 7-0 home victory over Henley at the weekend.

Thame started strong with a few early goals from Will Sawrey-Cookson and reverse strike from Gareth Birkett.

The visitors’ woes increased when their centre forward went down with a hamstring injury which left them playing with ten men.

When Thame increased their lead to six with goals Clifford Brown, a brace from Sam Seddon and a second from Sawrey Cookson it looked like it was going to be a cricket score but Henley dug in and never stopped fighting.

After half-time the game turned really scrappy with neither side holding onto the ball and wrong decisions being made at every turn.

A fine one-on-one save from Andy Sykes in goal ensured Thame’ kept their clean sheet but other than that Henley rarely threatened the home goal.

A final strike from Sawrey-Cookson meant the midfield star got his hat-trick but it was a lacklustre second half performance.

Thame now take on second in the league Phoenix and Ranelagh at Ashfold School on Saturday. Push-back 11am.

Thame Hockey Club train at Thame Leisure Centre on Wednesdays from 8pm.

Visit www.thamehockey.co.uk to find out more.