St Albans Ladies see off Bromley and Beckenham

St Albans Ladies earned a 2-0 win over Bromley and Beckenham to remain fourth in the National League.

St Albans started quickly with Sammie Archer launching attack after attack. A penalty flick was denied despite the Brombeck defence saving from Lucy Barrett with a foot.

Megan Crowson scored her first National League goal only days after being picked for the England Under-18 squad to make it 1-0.

Sammie Archer attacked from the right and a penalty flick was awarded for stick checking, which Holly Parsons converted to make the score 2-0.

The second half was marred by two players from Brombeck being yellow carded and Chloe Hobson being carded for a last ditch tackle. Keeper Anthea Rae had little to do until the last five minutes but she kept a clean sheet.

The St Albans Seventh XI were back on track this week with a comfortable 3-0 win over the MBDA side in their mid-table battle.

Although the game started quietly the young boys soon began to impress and played some good hockey which produced the first goal from a well-worked piece of play resulting in Aaron Yick scoring from an acute angle.

This was followed by a superb solo effort from Charlie Pritchard who tore through the MBDA defence and rounded the keeper for an easy slip in to the goal.

As the second half began, St Albans opened up even further with the duo of Ben Hemsi and Isaac Keeley taking control. Aston Yick’s rasping shot secured a well deserved 3-0 win with plenty left in the tank.

St Albans Boadiceas returned to winning ways at Clarence Park with an 8-1 win over Potters Bar.

Within two minutes the Boadiceas were one up with a ball slipped between the last Potters Bar defender and the post by Sue Hicks.

St Albans were caught napping and a fast Potters Bar break saw the ball slipped between the legs of Alban keeper Claire Brown.

Lou Jackman managed to bag the next two goals, the first set up from a beautiful run into the D from midfielder and captain Angela Byrne. Her shot on goal was edged in by Jackman. In her first touch of the game Mary Oswin rattled the backboard in a wonderful solo effort.

Sian Ireland got the final touch forcing the ball just over the line from an Oswin shot.

Kelli Seagrave scored from a superb solo effort and another of her powerful strikes was tipped in by Hicks positioned on the left post.

The final St Albans goal was from a direct shot by Oswin as the team consolidated their position in second place.

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