President's Day 2011

Sunday 3 April -  great games, lovely weather, super day after a very enjoyable dinner/ dance.


Ladies 1XI beat The President's Ladies 4 - 3    Mens 1XI lost to The President's Men 6 - 7

Ladies O25 - 4  Ladies U25 - 2           Men O25 - 2  Men U25 - 4


Stevenage L1 - 4   Potters Bar L1 - 1

The home side went into this game knowing that a win was essential to avoid relegation from East Division 2SW and were positive right from the start. Within 5 minutes Carly Seaton had latched on to a loose ball and slipped it past the keeper to give them the lead and five minutes later Caz Ayles was on hand to double the lead. Although the visitors looked dangerous on the break they were unable to provide a real test for goalkeeper Lisa Pollard, and Stevenage were able to call upon the trickery of Lucy Harvey from the bench and she struck the third goal to give a comfortable half-time lead.

The second half followed a similar pattern with Stevenage dominant in midfield and skipper Rachel Jeffrey in determined mood securing the back line. After sustained pressure Caz Ayles pushed in her second goal to give the visitors an impossible task and they were unable to do more than produce a last minute consolation.

With other results going Stevenage's way they finished the season two places clear of the last relegation spot and confident of achieving more next term.

Stevenage M3 - 4   Bishops Stortford M5 - 1

This match was abandoned in January because of floodlight failure with only 10 minutes remaining - and the replay produced exactly the same score as the original. Since the first game the visitors had been relegated and the home side moved into contention for second place in the division. But Nick Russell's team did not know when they started this game that rivals Royston had already won their last game and secured promotion.

Niall Anderson put the home side ahead and Nick Crocker doubled the lead, before Zach Shaw scored and Stortford reduced the arrears. Gary Fung's goal to seal the game owed much to a fine run from Tony Farnan. Despite missing out on promotion the home side finished third, one place ahead of club rivals Stevenage 2nd XI.

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