HOCKEY: Southend & Benfleet’s first team beat Witham in a 2-1 thriller.

The home side were looking for the win from the start and player of the match Lily Cole scored first.

Caitlin Meredith sent in a cross from the right and Cole fired in to the left post.

However by half-time with the rain beating down Witham levelled from a penalty corner.

In the second half Southend & Benfleet had most of the possession and a number of penalty corners but Witham’s goalkeeper was having a fantastic game.

Cole finally managed to score again for the win.

The second team won 3-2 at Crostyx with Naomi Barker bagging a brace and Georgia Middleton also firing home.

The third also enjoyed a brilliant win, beating top of the table Brentwood 8-2.

Lesley Tonking scored four goals while Kirsty Durban was also in great form, hitting home a hat-trick.

Claire King bagged S&B’s other goal.

The fourth team were also celebrating as they beat Southend 2-0 with goals from Lulu Johnson and Chelsea Parker.