Crows salvage late draw

Royston Hockey Club round-up

ROYSTON Hockey club Men’s Is drew 3-3 away at Winchmore Hill & Enfield on Saturday.

Looking strong from the out set, Royston dominated the early stages and soon went ahead from Dan Smith’s strike. After a intense period of play it was Royston who got the better of the first half, with Nick Hurd slotting in there second.

The hosts came out hard after the break, and an umpiring mistake saw them claim a disputed equaliser.

Winchmore then took the lead before Graham Mack salvaged a point for Royston.

The Men’s IIIs secured a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Broxbourne Vs.

The Crows took the lead through Keith Markham before Nick Freeman doubled their advantage midway through the first half following good work from James Arnold.

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Broxbourne pulled a goal back inside the last five minutes of the match, taking advantage of a lapse in concentration in the Crows defence. It was an important win for Royston who remain bottom of the table despite picking up the three points.

The Men’s IVs suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Welwyn garden City IVs in a game of few chances for either side.

The Ladies’ Is earned a well-deserved point away at league leaders St Albans IIs.

Player of the match was midfield playmaker Ruth Askham, who continuously fed the fast breaking forwards with excellent passing. Hopes are still high the squad can achieve second place in the league this term.

The Ladies’ IIs drew 2-2 with Welwyn Garden city IIs.

Royston were lucky to get a draw, which they owe to Player of the Match Lucy Richardson.

The young forward drove down the left wing, beating several players, got to the by-line, cut in to beat the defence, then fired a great individual goal home.

Meanwhile the Ladies IIIs lost 2-0 to Bedford Town IVs.