Bedford Hockey Club Men’s 1st XI were the highlight of the second week of the national #WatchYourHockey1s event, as they played out an entertaining 4-4 draw with Khalsa Leamington at the weekend.
Bedford started the game on the back foot, falling 2-0 down in the first half but managed to turn the game around in a stunning five minute second half spell.
Goals from Appleton, Martin and Whitehall pulled the game in Bedford’s favour but Khalsa were level a few minutes later courtesy of a penalty flick.
Khalsa took a 4-3 lead on the hour mark and looked to be walking away with the victory before a late Whitehall goal from a penalty corner secured a thrilling 4-4 draw.
The Ladies 1st XI remain in third, albeit with a game in hand, following a convincing 3-1 victory against Loughborough Students.
They face Cannock next Saturday hoping to close the gap on second placed, St Albans.
Elsewhere, the Ladies 2nd XI faced a double header, first at St Albans and then against Brentwood on Sunday.
The team did well to bounce back from a 5-2 defeat in Hertfordshire to beat Brentwood at Chester Road on Sunday by two goals to one.
In other games, the Men’s 2nd XI drew 3-3 at Havering, the 3rd XI beat Luton Town 4-1 while the 4th XI also played out a 3-3 draw against Potters Bar.
The Men’s 5th’s drew 1-1 at Luton Town, as did the Veterans at Welwyn Garden City but the 6th XI suffered an 8-0 thrashing at Southgate Adelaide.
The Ladies 3rd XI scraped a 1-0 win against Shefford and Sandy, but there were more convincing wins for the 4th and 5th XI’s who beat Saffron Walden and Hertford respectively.
The 6th XI was the final game of the weekend and they drew 1-1 against St Albans Boadiceas to cap another exciting catalogue of fixtures.