S&S firsts’ perfect start to season finally ended

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It was a bad day at the office for Shefford & Sandy Mens 1s as they finally ceded their 100% record at Norwich City 2nds – losing 2-1.

A spectacular goal from Chris Fell was the sole highlight of the game for S&S.

This has been though a great start to the season and after six games they are just behind Sudbury in second in East Men’s Division 2N on goal difference.

After a patchy first half the Mens 2s raised their game to see off the challenge of the Bishops Stortford 4s 3-0 in Division 6SW.

Goals came from Daz Hepburn, a great team effort for the second from Tom Pateman and a first time roofed effort from Robbie Stevens for number three.

Youngster Matt Stevenson made an impressive debut for the 2s.

The Mens 3s continued their 100% record with a fairly routine 3-0 victory over Potters Bar 4s in Division 8SW. They also have the enviable record of conceding less goals (one) than any other side in the entire East Region. Goals came from Steve Ashdown, Peter Barnes and man of the match Ben Stewart.

The Mens 4s were outplayed by Broxbourne 5ths in Division 9SW and despite a generally decent defensive performance conceded three late goals to lost 5-0.

Shefford Ladies 2s travelled to Blueharts 3s and lost 4-2 in a game of two halves.

Blueharts applied a lot of early pressure and Potter made some important clearances. Nunn and Bartram worked hard in midfield making some good interceptions.

S&S gradually began to dominate in key areas and won themselves a short corner and Fury was on hand to convert.

Blueharts, as expected made life difficult for S&S and left themselves short at the back and birthday girl Rayner pounced on a poor clearance to put S&S two goals up.

The second half belonged to Blueharts, as S&S pushed forward they were hit on the break in quick succession and levelled the score. A dubious short corner was awarded and Blueharts scored their third from close range and then added a fourth. Player of the match was Nunn.

S&S: Lian Potter, Gina Kelly, Karen Hall, Hannah Bartram, Tina Fury, Kath Wilson, Sammi Saxon, Kirsten Rayner, Tayla Green, Nat Nunn, Izzy Benton-Slim, Emma Wilding, Karen Hannah