Hockey men cement top three place
Whitley Bay Hockey Club’s men can enjoy the winter break as they cemented their place in the top three of the Northern Premier League on Saturday with a 3-2 win over second placed Oxton HC.
This win leaves Whitley one point behind Oxton and nine behind leaders Durham University, but with a game in hand on both.
Rowan Poots picked up another two goals, this time both from open play. He opened the scoring with an audacious goal, flicking the ball over the keeper’s head from close range. Oxton drew level, but just before half-time Poots tapped in his second for a 2-1 interval lead.
Oxton levelled with 15 minutes remaining, but just three minutes later Ash Abdulwahid slid in for the winning goal..