St Albans Hockey Club shared the points in a six goal thriller with Ipswich at Oaklands on Saturday afternoon.

Ipswich opened the scoring before St Albans turned the game around and grabbed a 2-1 lead of their own, through goals from George Scott and Matt Davey.

The visitors equalised before the break, setting up an exciting second half in which St Albans looked to have won the game through Charlie Bowskill, but Ipswich fought back to nick a point late on.

The sides sat next to one another in the table before the game, with St Albans in third and Ipswich fourth.

However, it was Ipswich who struck first when a crash ball was deflected in at the back post to shock the home side.

However, they replied in similar fashion not long after when a ball into the circle from Davey was deflected in at the back post by Scott.

The game was then turned fully on its head when Davey fired St Albans into the lead with a low hard drag flick.

There was still time for one more twist in the first half when Ipswich scored from a slick short corner routine, which gave keeper Iain Fraser no chance in the St Albans goal.

In the second half St Albans stepped up the tempo and dominated possession and territory and their efforts paid off when Bowskill finished from close range after good work by Dave Williams.

The points seemed to have been secured until a late rally by Ipswich, who won a short corner and fired a fierce drag flick past Fraser to make it 3-3.

With seconds to go the visitors almost snatched all three points with another short corner, but this time Fraser kept them at bay to ensure the points were shared.