Saffron Walden crowned champions

Saffron Walden Hockey Club 2nds

Saffron Walden Hockey Club 2nds - Credit: Archant

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.

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They held on until the final minutes when the away side stole the win.