Hockey: Upminster let leaders off the hook
PUBLISHED: 08:30 03 November 2017
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Upminster let a three-goal lead slip in their 4-4 draw with East Division One leaders Shefford & Sandy.
The first half was one of their best for some time, with Steve Wright netting two opportunistic goals and Ollie Cipa converting a drag flick.
But the visitors hit back from a short corner before half time, after Phil Dixon had made a good save from the original effort.
And that gave Shefford & Sandy a boost for the second half, only for defender of the match Dixon to save a penalty flick.
Man of the match Wright compelted his hat-trick to make it 4-1, but the final 20 minutes proved to be disastrous for Upminster.
After seeing their lead cut to a single goal with five minutes remaining, they conceded an equaliser with only 30 seconds left when a bad pass and some poor tackling were punished.
However, Upminster extended their unbeaten run to four matches ahead of a trip to Cambridge Nomads.
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