Impressive comeback sees Royston draw with Stortford

Royston Ladies 2 Bishop s Stortford II 2 ROYSTON made an excellent comeback to draw with a strong Stortford side from the league above them in a friendly at the weekend. Stortford applied pressure from the beginning and were rewarded with their first goal

Royston Ladies 2 Bishop's Stortford II 2

ROYSTON made an excellent comeback to draw with a strong Stortford side from the league above them in a friendly at the weekend.

Stortford applied pressure from the beginning and were rewarded with their first goal early on in the half and Royston were unable to find their form and conceded another before half time, despite excellent defensive play from Vicki Bidwell and Clare Perry.

In the second half Royston came out fighting and demonstrated some slick passing play while they maintained possession and penetrating the Stortford defence.

A well worked one-two between Kirsty Mckenzie and Sophie Gathercole allowed Royston to find the net with Gathercole converting Royston's first.

Continued good play found Royston outplaying their opposition with Kirsty Penfold equaling the score and although Royston continued to push for a third they were unlucky not to convert any further chances.