Ladies move up to fifth despite loss

Terrence Baptiste was yellow carded on Saturday against Richmond. Picture: Danny Loo

Terrence Baptiste was yellow carded on Saturday against Richmond. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

St Albans Hockey Club’s men’s first team failed to build on their maiden win, going down 5-0 against Richmond.

Last week, the Tangerines pulled off a shock upset by beating table toppers Southgate but Richmond pushed them back down the table with a comprehensive win.

St Albans also saw Terrence Baptiste yellow carded and Matt Burton-Bowen given his marching orders.

They now sit in ninth place in the league, six points above winless Brighton and Hove.

Elsewhere in the men’s section: the 2nds beat Wimbledon 3rds 2-1; the 3rds lost 7-0 to Spencer 6ths; the 4ths drew 1-1 with Letchworth 3rds; and the 5ths beat Harpenden 4ths 3-1.

The ladies’ first team moved up into fifth place in the league despite losing 3-2 against Old Loughtonians. Donna Pringle and Megan Crowson scored the goals.

Elsewhere: the 2nds lost 4-2 to Broxbourne 1sts; the 3rds were beaten 2-0 by Folkstone 1sts; and the 4ths lost 5-0 to Luton 1sts.