Keep­ing pres­sure on


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PRO­MO­TION may prove to be beyond them now, but Amer­sham & Chiltern Hockey Club Ladies still kept the pres­sure on the Trys­ports Premier One front-run­ners on Satur­day.

They beat Ayles­bury 4-1, but re­quired a real sec­ond-half ef­fort after squan­der­ing the lead they took through a Cathy Hol­lies penalty flick, when a sloppy pass led to an Ayles­bury equaliser.

How­ever, Alice Keddy scored two goals in quick suc­ces­sion after the break be­fore Emma Hewitt rounded off the scor­ing, keep­ing Amer­sham third.

The seconds are just tread­ing wa­ter above the Premier Two drop zone fol­low­ing a 3-1 home de­feat to Ban­bury seconds, but the thirds stayed on course for pro­mo­tion from Di­vi­sion Four, after win­ning 3-0 at Phoenix & Ranelagh thirds, keep­ing them level on points with Thame seconds.

In Di­vi­sion Six, the fourths were un­able to field a team at Abing­don thirds and con­ceded the game 3-0.

In the men’s sec­tion, Ge­off Brown helped him­self to four goals as the firsts beat Ox­ford thirds 5-0, with James Easter also on the score sheet as A&C bounced back from last week’s sin­gle-goal de­feat to MBBO Di­vi­sion One lead­ers Bri­tish Air­ways to con­sol­i­date fourth place.

The sec­ond team re­main rock bot­tom of Di­vi­sion Three after go­ing down 9-2 at Mar­low, with con­so­la­tion goals com­ing from Thomas Pow­ell and Jack Whi­taker while in Di­vi­sion Five, a Mark Dick­son strike was not enough as the thirds lost 3-1 at home to Read­ing Univer­sity Knights. But the fourths re­main un­beaten and top of Di­vi­sion 10 East after win­ning 2-0 at Maiden­head Mystics.

Goals from Stu­art Coul­ton and Si­mon Sw­er­ling gave Ger­rards Cross men a 2-0 win over Ox­ford fifths in MBBO Di­vi­sion Three but in Di­vi­sion Nine, the seconds were un­able to build on their bril­liant win at lead­ers Ram­garhia Slough last week as they went down 3-2 at home to rel­e­ga­tion ri­vals Leighton Buz­zard thirds and fell into the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

The ladies’ firsts are just about out of the dan­ger zone in Trys­ports Di­vi­sion One after los­ing 5-1 at home to Abing­don, while a 4-2 home de­feat to Maiden­head sees the seconds re­main bot­tom of Di­vi­sion Three.

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