Saffron Walden crowned champions
PUBLISHED: 19:39 28 March 2017
Saffron Walden Hockey Club have been crowned league champions.
Saturday bought the close of the season and Saffron had hoped to finish in style with a win at Stevenage.
But after a mix-up their opponents conceded the game.
Walden won the league by a comfortable eight-point margin and the best goal difference thanks largely to forward Georgina Turtle’s goal tally, solid keeping from Claire Pargeter and captain Karen Totty’s experience.
Elsewhere, a brace from Mads Newitt and a short corner strike from Harriet Barker weren’t quite enough for the 1sts as they went down 4-3 to Sudbury.
The 3rds gave a good account of themselves against a strong Leighton Buzzard team.
Having gone behind they struck back immediately after Sam Pluck crossed and Josie Stock deflected it in.
They held on until the final minutes when the away side stole the win.