Strong start, but no win

PUBLISHED: 12:52 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:50 12 May 2010

Royston Ladies 0 St Neots Ladies 4 ROYSTON started off strongly and held their ground against a confident St Neots side that has several attempts at goal before they managed to score their first goal. Saints kept the pressure on and scored another two

Royston Ladies 0

St Neots Ladies 4

ROYSTON started off strongly and held their ground against a confident St Neots side that has several attempts at goal before they managed to score their first goal.

Saints kept the pressure on and scored another two well-worked goals to which Royston struggled to answer.

At half time Royston re-grouped and came back strongly creating several attempts at goal.

From these attacks Royston gained a short corner but a spectacular save from the keeper denied them.

Saints continued to play well but were kept at bay by Ruth Askham, Denise Underwood and Debs Coomes who battled hard in the centre.

The final goal was scored from a short corner deflection.

Royston Ladies II 0

St Albans Ladies IV 2

A GOAL in each half sentenced Royston to defeat on Saturday.

The visitors started keenly and were quick to run around the Royston midfield and defence, leaving the home side with no option but to play the opposition's game.

As a result, Royston were unable to forge ahead and put into practice the strategies taken on board at training.

Some nifty changes of position by the visitors' attacking line ensured the Royston defence were kept on their toes.

But even with this effort shortly before half-time the Saints had the chance to show off their short corner routine, and were able to put themselves a goal up by the half time whistle.

Royston rallied for the second half and upped their game, largely thanks to the efforts of Sarah Farmer, who won many free hits; unfortunately these could not be converted into the goal Royston so desperately needed.

The hosts played defensively and managed to hold the visitors to just the one goal lead until ten minutes before the end, when an opportunist goal gave the visitors the victory.


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