Royston can't be matched
Royston II 4 Shefford & Sandy III 1 SHEFFORD were no match for Royston when the two teams met for the first time this season at Bassingbourn Barracks. Royston played some excellent hockey in the midfield, being simply too quick for their counterparts, wi
Royston II 4
Shefford & Sandy III 1
SHEFFORD were no match for Royston when the two teams met for the first time this season at Bassingbourn Barracks.
Royston played some excellent hockey in the midfield, being simply too quick for their counterparts, with Kirsty Penfold having a fantastic game on the right wing, ably supported by Catherine Johnson and Sarah Farmer.
Despite a few chances early on in the game, Royston could not gain the advantage until mid-way through the first half, when a shot from Jules Fuller got the home side off to a fighting start.
The visitors were left to vainly try to regain possession for much of the half, and attempted to reply with an equaliser but only managed a half-hearted shot on goal which was deftly cleared by the Royston defence.
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With Royston's one-goal lead at half-time, the visitors came out re-invigorated and tried their best to keep the home side at bay.
Their efforts were thwarted, however, when Royston opened the floodgates and the goals came in thick and fast, the second coming from open play.
The home side were quick to capitalise on this, with the third goal coming from Laura Taylor's slip to Wendy Finlay, who deposited the ball in the back of the net with style.
Shefford visibly gave up when Royston's fourth came from Penfold's lead to Fuller, who slipped the ball over the line to secure a win for Royston.
Royston's success only slipped a little when a successful short corner routine by the visitors allowed them to claw back one goal.