Letchworth held after Cherry opens scoring

Ladies hockey LETCHWORTH Ladies shared the points with a 1-1 draw in a dour East Premier League fixture against Crostyx. They started the better of the two teams without ever really showing their touch and flair of recent weeks. Deservedly taking the lea

Ladies' hockey

LETCHWORTH Ladies shared the points with a 1-1 draw in a dour East Premier League fixture against Crostyx.

They started the better of the two teams without ever really showing their touch and flair of recent weeks.

Deservedly taking the lead midway though the half from a well-taken Leonie Cherry goal, Letchworth looked as if they would go on to dominate.

However, the Essex team battled doggedly and a converted penalty corner, on the stroke of half time, gave them fresh heart.

The second half followed the same pattern, with Letchworth having the better of the attacking play without creating many clear-cut chances, and with Crostyx content to frustrate and hold on for a point.

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Letchworth travel to Cambridge University this Saturday for their final game before the Christmas break.

Other scores: Letch Ladies II 0 Vauxhall Chiltern 2; Letch Ladies III 7 (Sue Saunders hat-trick, Jenny Stroomer two, Katy Cranfield, Deborah Wren) Chess Valley II 1; Letch Ladies IV 4 Chess Valley III 0.

With Blueharts Ladies out of action, the second team took centre stage and won a seven-goal thriller against leaders and previously undefeated St Neots.

Harts are now the only team to remain unbeaten despite being behind at the break.

Emily Guyton levelled but Saints scored twice in quick succession to leave Harts losing 3-1 with only about 10 minutes to go.

Player of the match Kate Rogers then scored two cracking goals, both from short corner routines won by Guyton and pushed out by Hannah Ross.

A last minute winner from Guyton broke the hearts of the Saints.