St Albans thrash Potters Bar

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St Albans Boadiceas returned to winning ways after thrashing Potters Bar 8-1 at Clarence Park.

Within two minutes of the start of the contest, 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 keeper Claire Brown.

Lou Jackman managed to bag the next two goals for her side, 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.

The pace and fluidity of the game was maintained by a series of rolling substitutions orchestrated by injured forward Helen Anton.

In her first touch of the game, Mary Oswin rattled the backboard with a wonderful solo effort. By half time the score stood at 4-1.

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

Angie Patton and Linda Pilkington-Cooper were able to distribute the ball well to forward Tamsin Warren when the play was forced down the middle of the pitch.

Centre-mid 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, with the comprehensive win consolidating second place in the table.

The men’s sevenths impressed during a 5-2 win over Harpenden at Oaklands.

The young team took control from the first whistle and it wasn't long before Isaac Keeley slotted home the first of his two goals.

Further first-half efforts from Keeley and Ben Hemsi extended the lead to 3-0.

The second half saw St Albans maintain their control of the game even when Harpenden pulled a couple of goals back.

However, it did not take long for the team to re-establish their three goal advantage with Michael Voigt and Charlie Beedle completing the victory.

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