Letchworth move up to second
Letchworth Ladies played their best hockey for two seasons to deservedly take all three points against fellow high-flyers Canterbury seconds. Saturday s result, a 1-0 success, moved them up to second place in the East Premier League. Letchworth got off to
Letchworth Ladies played their best hockey for two seasons to deservedly take all three points against fellow high-flyers Canterbury seconds.
Saturday's result, a 1-0 success, moved them up to second place in the East Premier League.
Letchworth got off to their usual positive start and penned the visitors in their own half, creating a number of good chances in the first half.
A superb penalty corner from Helena Wehrmann after 16 minutes gave Letchworth the lead at half time, but they could well have had three.
As players tired, the second half became more open and with Wehrmann, Sarah Parkhouse and Charlotte Gibson dominating the midfield, Letchworth always looked the more likely to score.
Despite creating several more good chances, Letchworth were unable to find a way past the excellent Canterbury keeper.
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Canterbury had only had one serious shot throughout the game, well saved by Emily Whiting - a measure of the home side's dominance.
Other scores: Letchworth Ladies II 1 (Sue Saunders) Royston 2; Letchworth Ladies III 5 (Deborah Wren two, Lesley Saunders two, Julie Fewings) Hertford III 2.
Stevenage Ladies were frustrated in their attempts to gain maximum points in a goal-less draw against league strugglers BBHC at home.
BBHC, searching for their first win, had to withstand constant pressure but stalwart defending from experienced players at the back denied any goalscoring opportunities.
The Stevenage pressure yielded a succession of short corner awards. Despite some slick routines, the BBHC goalkeeper did well to keep out the shots on target.
After half time, the stalemate looked like being broken with another series of short corners awarded to the home side but it was not their day as they failed to convert.
BBHC had little action at the other end, only breaking through on a couple of occasions to give the Stevenage defence some work.
Player of the match Becky Fenwick did some outstanding work in marking the BBHC centre-forward out of the game, giving them little threat up front.
Other scores: Stevenage Ladies II 2 (Debbie Church, Harriet Richards) Shefford and Sandy II 2; Stevenage Ladies III 3 (Sam Franklin, Jo Thorpe, Kayleigh Biggs) Shefford and Sandy III 0; Stevenage Ladies IV 2 (Rebecca Hemmings, Jenny Harding) Saffron Walden III 7; Stevenage Ladies V 0 Saffron Walden IV 7.