Solitary goal defeat for Harpenden against league leaders Blueharts

Harpenden's Mark Hoefield came off injured against Blueharts. Picture: KARYN HADDON

Harpenden's Mark Hoefield came off injured against Blueharts. Picture: KARYN HADDON - Credit: Archant

The second half of Harpenden’s season began with a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Blueharts.

The East Hockey League Division Two South leaders were worthy of the victory too and could have won by a bigger margin had they not squandered a number of prime opportunities throughout the game.

Harpenden meanwhile struggled to cause them many problems at all although their cause wasn't helped by the absence of a number of key players plus an injury sustained by Mark Hoefield which saw him limp off midway through.

The Blueharts winner came in the second half following a period of prolonged pressure after Harpenden had conceded possession far too easily.

The visitors were able to break in numbers and ultimately had a free shot at the top of the circle, which was mishit but deflected in at close range.


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But Harpenden will travel to struggling Felixstowe on Saturday, winners of just one game all season, full of belief they can get the win.

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