Unbeaten streaks maintained by Saffron Walden’s top teams

PUBLISHED: 08:44 15 October 2015 | UPDATED: 08:44 15 October 2015

Saffron Walden Hockey Club's men's 1sts. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden Hockey Club's men's 1sts. Picture by Jamie Pluck

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Saffron Walden Hockey Club’s men and women’s first teams maintained their unbeaten starts to the season in games against Norwich City and Letchworth, respectively.

The men hosted City and were off the pace in the first half as the visitors took a two-goal advantage into the break.

Ben Wells got a goal back from close range early in the second period and an equaliser followed shortly.

Walden looked the stronger side but conceded against the run of play and missed a penalty stroke.

Any City hopes of grabbing a valuable away win were thwarted when Matt Wells and Alex Newitt scored late on to make it 4-3.

The ladies put in an under par performance away at the league’s bottom side, Letchworth, but were still too good for the home side as they ran out 7-3 winners.

Millie Bushnell and Katherine Langridge both bagged a brace and they stay top of East League Division One.

The ladies 2nds continued their strong start with a 4-1 win against Bedford 3rds in 5 Counties Premier Division.

First half goals from Sam Pluck, Ellen Butler and Flo Pulfner finished off a flowing attacking move.

Tash Cox added a fourth from a neatly worked corner routine.

In the same league, Lucy Robinson’s double helped the newly promoted ladies 3rds to a 3-1 win at Stevenage.

The result sees them rise to fourth in the table.

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