East Women's Hockey League: Bishop's Stortford maintain 100% record with 3-2 win over Sudbury
Bishop's Stortford were relieved to hold on for a 3-2 home win over Sudbury as they maintained their unbeaten run in the East Women's League.
The hard-fought victory at the Herts and Essex Sports Centre means the leaders are now the only side in the Premier Division with a 100% record going into this weekend's top-of-the-table clash at Harleston Magpies II.
Leading 3-0 at half time with goals from the impressive Kate Robinson, striker Abbie Barrett and inside forward Charlie Leonard, the hosts seemed to have the points in the bag.
Sudbury's goal threat had been effectively nullified by solid defensive work from Katie Richards and Lexi Guthrie, meaning Ali Martyn in goal had been untroubled.
But Sudbury pulled a goal back with 15 minutes remaining and then grabbed a second soon after.
Stortford then hung on as Martyn made several important saves and Liz Egan produced some timely interceptions.
"We are playing well with the ball, but must make sure our possession produces better outcomes in the final third," said coach Nick Prowse.
Other Stortford Ladies' results: Harpenden 1 Stortford II 2; Stortford III 2 Bedford IV 3; Potters Bar 0 Archdeaconnesses 5; Stortford V 2 Rickmansworth II 2; Chelmsford VIII 0 Acolytes 6; Stortford VII 5 Welwyn IV 1; Blueharts VI 4 Curates 0.