Last-minute strike wins game

PUBLISHED: 16:22 15 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

Gill Birch

Gill Birch

Shefford & Sandy 2 Royston Ladies 3 ROYSTON won their sixth game on the spin thanks to a last-minute strike from player-of-the-match Sarah Farmer. Royston remain unbeaten, despite falling behind in the opening five minutes. But after regrouping, they w

Shefford & Sandy 2 Royston Ladies 3

ROYSTON won their sixth game on the spin thanks to a last-minute strike from player-of-the-match Sarah Farmer.

Royston remain unbeaten, despite falling behind in the opening five minutes.

But after regrouping, they were rewarded when top-scorer Lucy Davidson netted her 13th goal of the season after a fine piece of individual skill.

The visitors pushed hard for a second after half-time and Davidson did what she does best when she fired in her second after a well-worked short corner.

With 10 minutes left, the home side pulled a goal back with their own well-taken strike following another short corner.

However, Royston were not going to lose their record easily, and in the final few seconds Catherine Johnson provided a perfect pass to Farmer, who struck cleanly into the top left corner of the goal.

Royston Ladies III 2 Vauxhall Chilterns 2

ROYSTON were unlucky not to pick up all the points after playing some excellent pass and move hockey.

Gill Birch played a solid game on the left of Royston's attack and created space for Lisa Thompson early on.

And when her strike bounced back off the Vauxhall keeper, Laura Thompson was on hand to slot the ball home.

It took Vauxhall only five minutes to carve out an equaliser, but minutes into the second half Royston were back in the lead when Helen Miles fed a fine ball through to Sarah Warren down the right flank, and her cross was met by a brilliant Gemma Whitby finish.

Unfortunately for Royston, they were unable to should out until the end when a scrappy mix-up allowed a Vauxhall forward in to score with just 10 minutes of play remaining.


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