Shefford & Sandy Hockey Club make good start to new season
PUBLISHED: 18:24 26 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:42 26 September 2017
Shefford and Sandy Hockey Club fourth’s made a great start to the season by beating St Albans 10s 5-2.
The club which draws an estimated 75 per cent of its membership from Shefford and the surrounding areas triumphed against their Hertfordshire rivals.
The visitors turned up with 10 players, opting to do without a goalkeeper or kicking back, while their left half also took the field in ankle socks and Crocodile Dundee style cargo shorts.
Despite the numerical advantage S&S found themsevles 2-1 down at half-time with an Alistair Wood goal sandwiched in between the St Albans strikes.
A shuffle round and a back-to-basics approach saw Ben Stevens score three and Marcus Pennington picked up his first adult goal to put the game beyond doubt. James Steer then made sure of the victory with a few tidy saves to keep the opposition out for the second half.
Man of The Match: Ben Stevens for his hat-trick
The Mens 1s were 5-1 victors over Felixstowe as the second team matched the scoreline as they got off to a great start to the season by triumphing against Stevenage two’s.
The third’s also won, beating Welwyn Garden City seconds in a 6-5 thriller.
The ladies first team lost 1-0 to Wapping seconds while the second team failed to score in a 2-0 defeat to Rickmansworth.
There was better luck lower down the club as the thirds completed a tight win over Stevenage fourth’s while S&S fourth’s beat Chiltern 6-1 with Lindsay Cook claiming player of the match.