Harts remain in third after fine away victory
Blueharts continued their fine run of form in the Premier A with a successful trip to Havering. Harts were awarded a penalty corner 15 minutes into the first half. When Colin Burnell s drag was saved off the line, Ashley Hammond slammed in the rebound to
Blueharts continued their fine run of form in the Premier A with a successful trip to Havering.
Harts were awarded a penalty corner 15 minutes into the first half. When Colin Burnell's drag was saved off the line, Ashley Hammond slammed in the rebound to register the first goal.
They went on to play some expansive hockey but they could not convert their dominance into goals.
Just before half time, failure to clear a loose ball in front of goal gifted the opposition an equaliser against the run of play.
A moment of brilliance from Adam Wells five minutes from time saw him beat his man and break into the Havering circle at speed.
Just as he was about to pull the trigger, the covering defender pushed him in the back before taking a wild swing at his legs.
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The result was a justified penalty stroke with the Havering player lucky to still be on the pitch. John Barrett stepped up, held his nerve and expertly converted the chance.
The seconds drew their third consecutive game in a local derby with Stevenage.
Goals from Tim Price, Michael Weeks and Ian Baxter secured a well-deserved point in a hard-fought game played in good spirit.
Stevenage took the lead when Oli Holt unselfishly squared the ball for Henry Robinson to fire home.
Blueharts equalised but again Stevenage took the lead just before the break when Chris Strickland crossed for Robinson to score a second.
Stevenage added a third after the break when some great work put skipper Danny Blackburn through to fire home with precision. Blueharts stepped up the pressure after this and pulled level with two goals.
Other scores: Stevenage II 2 Blueharts III 2, Potters Bar 2 Stevenage III 1 (Mark Reid), Winchmore Hill and Enfield IV 2 Stevenage V 1, Stevenage VI 0 West Herts VI 3.
Letchworth powered to a 4-0 league win over Southend thanks to goals from Heywood (two), Wharton and Keel. A Southend player was shown the red card for dissent to the umpire.
Other scores: Winchmore Hill and Enfield 3 Letchworth II 7 (Phil Wareing hat-trick, Crosse two, Mason, Rayatt), Letchworth III 0 Luton Vagrants 2, Hertford II 2 Letchworth IV 1 (Osmond), Letchworth V 2 (Pond, Pye) Broxbourne VII 1, Royston V 0 Letchworth VI 2 (Knight, Turner).
MBDA continued their run of good form with a convincing 3-0 victory over Shefford and Sandy thirds.
Their first goal was a scrappy effort, Adrian Monks reacting quickest to score.
Then from a short corner, Paul Lawman despatched it with trademark power.
It needed something special to beat a new Sh'andy keeper after the break, Monks scoring his second after fine work by Ross Revers down the wing.