Luton Hockey Club Ladies unseat league leaders

A fired-up Luton Hockey Club Ladies XI found top form to inflict only a second defeat of the season on league leaders Hertford.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 3:17 pm
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Luton took 10 minutes to settle into the flow of the game and fell behind to a scrappy goal and then gave away a short corner from which Hertford added a second.

Clare Philby pulled a goal back from with a fine finish from a short corner, and just before half-time, Luton earned another short corner.

Charlotte Dunham’s perfect strike was saved on the goalline by Hertford and led to a penalty flick from which Suzanne Starkey equalised.

Luton showed some nice play after the break, moving the ball around the pitch smartly, and Starkey completed the turnaround to reward a display of exceptional team spirit and smart hockey.

Nut it wasn’t a great weekend for Luton’s men’s teams, with the Firsts losing 2-1 at Welwyn Garden City despite David Pike’s goal, and the Seconds beaten 4-0 by Stevenage.

The Thirds also lost 4-0 at Welwyn, while the Fourth XI were beaten 7-1 at Shefford and Sandy, Christopher May with the consolation.