Hockey: Havering women work hard for point

PUBLISHED: 14:30 03 November 2017

A Havering player goes on the attack (pic Mick Kearns/TGS Photo)

A Havering player goes on the attack (pic Mick Kearns/TGS Photo)

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Havering’s women battled to a hard-earned point against Tunbridge Wells seconds in their latest East League outing.

With six regular members of their squad missing, Havering called up several players from the seconds.

And the performance did not reflect a much-changed team as Havering took the lead when Emily Martin put Nicki Cast through and her driven cross was deflected in by Emma Isherwood.

The visitors had chances to add to their lead, but Wells fought back to force Laura Griffin, Alison Floyd, Sam Cash and Louise Burgess to defend well.

Sophie McCoy made a string of crucial saves to preserve Havering’s lead, as Sue Harwood, Charlotte Chamberlin, Nic Earle and Katie Griggs worked hard in midfield.

But Wells were awarded a penalty corner in the closing minutes and converted to level, although Martin went close to a last-gasp winner as her shot flew just wide.

The seconds ran out 4-1 winners over County Wanderers in their Essex League encounter.

Barely a minute had been played when they took the lead from a short corner earned by Alex Semon and converted by Kirsty Watley.

Karen Smith and Rae Ahmad put continuous pressure on the County defence and Catherine Semon made it 2-0, before the hosts hit back on a counter.

Laura Cox made some good saves, while Lottie Henderson-Dawe, Francesca Joyce and Sarah James-Gray defended well in the second half.

Steph Prowse, Chris Noller, Alex Semon and Gemma McKenzie Cardy created more attacking chances, with Catherine Semon and Watley adding further goals to seal the points.

The news was not so good for an unseasoned third team, who fell to a 3-0 defeat against their Chelmsford rivals.

Havering were two goals down after only five minutes, but managed to regroup and avoid further damage before the interval.

Youngster Danielle Drake went close to a reply, but despite the best efforts of player of the match Nardina Chuter, Chelmsford netted a late third.

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