Saffron Walden women edge out Stevenage rivals to run off with East League points

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 March 2018

Action from Saffron Walden's latest match (pic Jamie Pluck)

Action from Saffron Walden's latest match (pic Jamie Pluck)

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Saffron Walden’s women ran out narrow 2-1 winners over their Stevenage rivals in East League Two South West on Saturday.

Action from Saffron Walden's latest match (pic Jamie Pluck)Action from Saffron Walden's latest match (pic Jamie Pluck)

Neither side were at their best, but both keepers were called upon to make saves early on.

Stevenage played more fluent hockey from midfield, with Walden looking off the pace and not using enough width.

As frustrations grew, Walden received a warning and shortly after a Stevenage player was shown a yellow card.

With the advantage of an extra player, Walden started to build pressure on the home defence and Evie Borgeson played a great ball across the D but a stretching Liv Banks couldn’t quite convert.

Captain Suzanne Holmes broke the deadlock just before half time when she deflected in from close range and Walden upped their game in the second half.

Borgeson made some dangerous runs on the right and Holmes stole the ball in midfield to feed Julia Westnedge in the D, before she deflected it to Georgina Turtle for a calm finish from a narrow angle.

With a 2-0 lead Walden tried to play a possession game to restrict Stevenage’s time on the ball, but Alex Pargeter had to make some good saves, before the hosts halved the deficit from a corner.

The under-16 boys completed the group stage of their England Hockey Championships campaign with a convincing win over Colchester and will compete in the regional finals at home on March 11.

But the under-14 boys suffered last-minute heartache at Oxford Hawks as they fell to a 4-3 defeat.

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