Under-strength S&S win to stay top

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An under-strength Shefford & Sandy mens firsts stayed top of the league with a 3-0 win over Bury St Edmunds.

Despite having a weakened side through injuries and unavailability, the Mens 1s battled to another win on a cold Saturday afternoon.

This was a good performance & the result was never in doubt as Chris Fell (2) and Elliot Jones provided the goals. Youngster Matt Stevenson made his first team bow and put in a creditable performance.

They stay top of the East Men’s League Division Two.

mansworth 2s 3 Mens 2s 3

S&SIIs, also missing a few players, battled to a 3-3 draw at Rickmanswort IIs. This was a not a great display but on the basis of a much stronger second half performance, they deserved at least a point out of this game. Goals came from Daz Hepburn, Peter Reed and Robbie Stevens. Young midfielder James Morris on his second team debut was a deserved man of the match.

Mens 3s 7 Blueharts 6s 4

In a veritable goal fest the mens IIIs ran out 7-4 winners over Blueharts VIs, with braces for Steve Ashdown, Alan Warren and Jake Foad, Angus Monaghan provided the other goal. The lively Ryan Devlin was man of the Match.

After scoring 16 in their last 3 games the Mens Ivs had to settle for a goalless draw at West Herts VIIs. With several players missing and with a novice goal keeper, they did well to get a point out of this early fixture in Watford, as they were under the cosh for most the game.

Brett Woodhouse was outstanding in goal and kept S&S in the game with a string of good saves and earned as a result the man of the match.

S&S Ladies IIs were back on home turf and winning ways after last week’s disappointing defeat, beating Bishop Stortford 4-0.

All the early pressure was absorbed by Stortford with their keeper in superb form to deny current top scorer Rayner. The ball was swept nicely around the pitch and pinged from left right with amazing fluency.

The pressure began to pay off with S&S having large amounts of possession and Field pounced on a poor clearance and slotted the ball neatly into the back of net.

As the weather deteriorated so did Stortford’s defending and Green scrambled the ball home after Nunn battled her way through a melee of Stortford players. Short corner Queen Fury scored S&S’s third and a rare foray forward from Kelly resulted in a fine ball to Field who scooped the ball over the advancing keeper to score S&S’s fourth. Player of the match went to Hall

S&S: Lian Potter, Kaz Hall, Gina Kelly, Tina Fury, Kath Wilson, Kirsten Rayner, Sammi Saxon, Charlie Field, Hannah Bartram, Emma Wilding, Nat Nunn, Tayla Green, Tessa Chiswell