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Ladies 4s - Match centre

St Albans 6
Shefford & Sandy 4
Sat 20 Jan 15:00 - Ladies Five Counties Hockey League - Division Five Full time

First loss of the season to league leaders

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St Albans

The ladies 4’s took on St Albans 6s who were out to defend their top of the league position!!
After a strong warm up, we took to the pitch with smiles and a lot of enthusiasm.
All started positively with impeccable energy and excellent play shefford matching St Alban’s very way !! About 5 minutes in, St Albans found their feet and attacks rained down of shefford, strongly seen off by the defence until one sneaked in !! We had several strong runs up the centre well supported by Kirsty at back who had an outstanding game supported strongly by chuckers, Kim Stonebridge and Rosamond Lands. Ten minutes in Shefford had multiple runs up and retaliated instantly converting a short corner with a super hit from Lindsay Cook blasting into the back of the goal!!
Shefford were determined to continue this feeling positive at half time.
St Albans started the second half with rapid speed and set straight to the D. However Shefford defence weren’t backing down. Kate west received a green card after a unfortunate collision with a young player. (Never a green card!) Shefford played on with Brave Kim taking 7 bruises while St Albans used her for target practise!! ?Shortly after Lindsay cook and Heidi cook-Abbott made break for it and took St Albans by surprise with Nat Bakers shot missing the goal by inches. Despite the fact Shefford played there socks off, St Albans still managed to finish the game off with another 2 goals in the last 10mins with shefford Tiring a little. Special mention to Sara Mead for some 1st class, outstanding saves!! Score line could have been very different if it wasn’t for her.

GOG-Kirsty O’Brien
Nominations to Sara, Lindsay and Kate .
Fantastic fight ? we will be ready for them in a few weeks time when we meet again !!

Final score: Shefford 1 - St Albans 3

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Other Division Five results

Saffron Walden 6
W
L
C
C
Berkhamsted Hemel 4
Southgate
1
2
Chiltern 3
St Albans 7
4
2
Welwyn 4
Bishops Stortford 5
1
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Shefford & Sandy 4 18 44
2. Luton 2 16 37
3. St Albans 6 15 36
4. St Albans 7 15 31
5. Saffron Walden 6 15 31
6. Chiltern 3 16 31
7. Bishops Stortford 5 17 28

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