Old Loughts women held by Holcombe

PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 February 2017

Caitlin Black in action for Old Loughts (pic Peter Joarder)

Caitlin Black in action for Old Loughts (pic Peter Joarder)


Men leave Letchworth with victory

Old Loughtonians women had to settle for a point from their East League Premier Division clash with Holcombe at Luxborough Lane.

The hosts began well and soon won their first short corner oft he match, but Holcombe’s keeper denied them a breakthrough.

Loughts continued to attack well, while keeping the visitors at bay from their few chances, and got their noses in front just before half time from another short corner, as Jenny Farrow’s strong strike was deflected in by Chelsey Toms.

Dominating play after the restart, Loughts forced more corners, but could not convert them and saw Holcombe counter-attack to win a penalty flick, which was converted to level.

Loughts pushed forward in search of a winning goal and had some near misses, with one shot saved on the line, others flying just wide and the Holcombe keeper producing some superb saves.

And although being held to a 1-1 draw, Loughts could still take positives from their performance ahead of next weekend’s clash with Wapping.

Old Loughts men kept their East Premier A promotion push on course with a 2-0 win at a revitalised Letchworth.

The hosts began well on their own turf, as Loughts took time to find their rhythm, and the first half ended goalless after both sides had chances to score.

Martyn Lear made the breakthrough in the second half with a cunning deflection of Will Smith’s pass and smashed another effort against the crossbar, before latching on to a through ball to slot home the second, clinching goal to seal the hard-earned points.

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