South Herts maintain unbeaten run with Cambridge win

PUBLISHED: 16:58 24 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:38 26 October 2009

East Women s Hockey League Division 2SW Cambridge Nomads 0 South Herts 1 SOUTH Herts Ladies hockey side extended their winning run to four games on Saturday. The Potters Bar-based outfit travelled to Cambridge Nomads and returned to Herts with a fine 1-

East Women's Hockey League Division 2SW

Cambridge Nomads 0 South Herts 1

SOUTH Herts Ladies' hockey side extended their winning run to four games on Saturday.

The Potters Bar-based outfit travelled to Cambridge Nomads and returned to Herts with a fine 1-0 victory under their belts.

Sarah Jowett grabbed the all-important goal and a superb performance from stand-in keeper Jo Spinks saw South Herts maintain their good run of results.

Herts made a strong start to the game and were rewarded with a goal midway through the first half.

From a free hit, Sue Richardson played an excellent ball through to Jowett, who ran in unchallenged to deflect the ball past the home side's keeper.

Cambridge then raised their game.

It was only through the agility and reflexes of Spinks in the Herts goal that their lead remained intact.

She pulled off a string of saves, including a point- blank stop with her hand.

The second half was an uncharacteristically aggressive affair for South Herts as their players became riled by a number of niggly challenges.

Both teams had chances to score but Laura Cullen made a last-ditch tackle to block one Cambridge attack.

Claire Moore, Ruth Spencer and Caroline Partridge all combined well at the back to keep the dangerous Cambridge centre forward at bay.

At the other end, Caroline Stanners was unfortunate not to score.

She was set up from a well-worked penalty corner by Anna Walker but could not make her effort count.

Faye Jowett and Lucy Edwards were both thwarted when through on goal.

Edwards was halted by a somewhat dubious foul given against her and Jowett ran out of steam to get away from the defender.

At the final whistle, Herts' long journey was rewarded with another win and they now look forward to a series of home games.

This coming Saturday South Herts are set to face Waltham Forest in the league at Dame Alice Owen's School.

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