Defeat dents Old Loughtonians’ title hopes
PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 December 2011
Old Loughtonians 1 Canterbury 4
Old Loughtonians slipped to their first defeat in seven games, as table toppers Canterbury came from behind to win comfortably at Chigwell School.
Alex Jennings fired the Essex side in front on six minutes, but Nathaniel Joy levelled for Canterbury just before the break.
After half-time, the visitors dominated and goals from Joy, Chris Burnage and David Matthews saw the Kent side go into the mid-season break with a four-point lead at the top.
Victory for Wimbledon the previous day saw the south Londoners leapfrog Loughts into second place.
Coach Dominic Camilleri will now prepare his side for the Super 6 indoor tournament which begins on December 10.
Loughts travel to Loughborough University and begin with matches against Canterbury and Reading, then take on Sevenoaks and Beeston the following day.
The Conference East side made it all the way to finals day at Wembley Arena last season and will hope for the same again this year in preparation for a promotion push when the outdoor season resumes in February.
Old Loughtonians Ladies also go into the winter break on the back of a defeat, after they were beaten 1-0 by Ipswich.
Charlotte Anderson’s 43rd-minute goal from a penalty corner was enough to earn Ipswich the points and extends Loughts winless run to seven matches.
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