Ladies get back on the winning trail
Royston Ladies 1 Letchworth II 0 ROYSTON Ladies bounced back from their defeat last week in the Five Counties Premier League with a convincing 1-0 win over bottom of-the-table Letchworth. Royston started the first-half strongly, with the midfield
Royston Ladies 1 Letchworth II 0
ROYSTON Ladies bounced back from their defeat last week in the Five Counties Premier League with a convincing 1-0 win over bottom of-the-table Letchworth.
Royston started the first-half strongly, with the midfield dominating the game. Their hard work and persistence soon paid off with a well-worked goal.
Ellie Mann switched the play to Sarah Buckerfield on the right wing who swiftly played the ball on to Martine Powley.
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She controlled well and slotted the ball to Alex Meredith-Hardy who swept a shot past the diving keeper.
In the second-half Letchworth came out more determined and some fine defending from Karen Mckay, Kerry Alexander and Ruth Askham kept the visitors at bay.
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However, with two minutes left on the clock, Letchworth were awarded a penalty corner and the chance to draw level.
Luckily for Royston, Laura Price was on hand to thwart any equaliser and help her side claim a deserved victory.
Shefford and Sandy Ladies III 3 Royston Ladies II 2
ROYSTON let slip a two-goal lead at Shefford.
They began brightly in their early morning start, and were soon leading with a fine strike from Jules Fuller.
Fuller then added a second to ensure that the visitors were deservedly in control at the break.
However, the hosts fought hard in a scrappy second-half, and Royston struggled to cope with the Shefford and Sandy attackers, who scored two quick goals to equalise midway through the second-half, and then grabbed the winner.
The defeat came as a blow to Royston who had renewed confidence after a 5-1 home victory the week before, in their efforts to move away from the bottom of the league table.