Letchworth Ladies face relegation

The six-year stay of Letchworth Ladies in the East Premier and national leagues appears to be over. Their 2-1 home defeat to a strong Canterbury second team effectively condemns them to relegation to the East Division One next season after six seasons in

The six-year stay of Letchworth Ladies in the East Premier and national leagues appears to be over.

Their 2-1 home defeat to a strong Canterbury second team effectively condemns them to relegation to the East Division One next season after six seasons in the upper echelons.

Letchworth's recent run of good form came to an end after a terrible start where they conceded after just three minutes, when the midfield lost possession in a critical area.

They deservedly levelled the scores after 20 minutes from a well-taken Helen Barrett penalty corner.


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But they then failed to convert a numerical advantage when a Canterbury player was sin binned for repeated stick tackling.

With numbers restored, Canterbury scored the decisive goal 12 minutes into the second half from a swift passing movement which gave keeper Helen King no chance.

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Although Letchworth created further chances, it was always going to be an uphill struggle against a well-organised defence. The home side seldom managed to create the width which has been one of their key attacking strengths this season.

Other score: Luton III 1 Letchworth Ladies IV 0.

Letchworth Ladies reached the semi-finals of the St Albans Veterans' tournament.

Blueharts Ladies' second team visited St Ives for an end of season friendly fixture and made it 20 consecutive wins!

A player short, Harts fell behind but equalised through a Sam Vaughan short corner strike.

Their winner was created from a free hit near the sideline which Heather Storey played on for Carol Lamey into the corner.

She made her run from the opposite end of the pitch, picked up Storey's pass and drove a great cross into the D which Gina Joseph deflected in.

The player of the match was jointly won by Ruth Hicks and Lamey.

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