The Boro ladies draw a blank

THE match between Stevenage Boro Ladies and Sawbridgeworth had nil-nil written all over it. The goalless draw could almost be viewed as a foregone conclusion when Sawbo, with the best defensive record in the league, visited Boro, with the second best defe

THE match between Stevenage Boro Ladies and Sawbridgeworth had nil-nil written all over it.

The goalless draw could almost be viewed as a foregone conclusion when Sawbo, with the best defensive record in the league, visited Boro, with the second best defensive record.

Boro's young side, missing three key players, had to match Sawbo's physical approach throughout the 90 minutes.

A strong wind provided the game with an unpredictable factor.

Sawbo, playing with the wind in the first period, spent much of the time camped in the Boro half. They only fashioned one decent chance which Rosie Millbrow saved well.

It was all change in the second half, this time with Boro in the ascendancy.

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Not it was the turn of the Sawbo keeper to pull off a fine save from a Dominique Godbeer free-kick.

The point took Sawbo back to the top of the table after Kettering's shock hammering at Godmanchester and kept Boro in touch in sixth place with games in hand.

Boro are at home again this Sunday in the quarter-finals of the league plate when Mulbarton Belles make the long trip from Norfolk. The tie kicks off at 2pm at Codicote Recreation Ground.

Stevenage Vixens got back into the swing of things with a much-needed 3-2 win over Royston Town.

Vixens had striker Frankie Locock back after six months out due to a bad foot injury and she took time to readjust.

She missed a hatful of chances before firing Vixens into the lead after a brilliant through ball from Gemma Penny.

Vixens continued with most of the possession and Locock saw more chances go begging, including shooting over the bar from six yards out on the stroke of half-time.

Royston came out all guns blazing for the new half and a brilliant save from goalkeeper Kirsty Nancarrow kept Vixens ahead.

Locock found the net again to give Vixens a 2-0 lead.

But a spectacular own goal from Kerry Locock got Royston back into it.

Amanda Essam hit a brilliant left-footed free-kick into the top corner to restore the two-goal lead.

Although Royston pulled one back with 10 minutes to go, strong defending kept them at bay to ensure Vixens won.