Hockey: Nomads battle hard to stay second

Toni Fagan in action for Lancaster Nomads.
Toni Fagan in action for Lancaster Nomads.

Lancaster Nomads’ first team ground out a tough 1-1 draw with Springfields 3rds in the Lancashire Central Women’s Hockey Association on Saturday.

Springfields had the better of the play in the first half, pressing Nomads deep into their half.

Amy Leck was Lancaster Nomads' man of the match against Springfields.

Amy Leck was Lancaster Nomads' man of the match against Springfields.

Springs came close to scoring when two goals were disallowed, one for an uncontrolled lift and another for a Springs foot inside the D.

The Preston side eventually broke through Nomads defence with a superb strike, going into half-time 1-0 up.

Nomads improved after the break, hitting the post on a penalty corner and having some more fluid spells of possession.

Lancaster equalised when Hazel Irwin’s penalty corner strike was saved and man of the Match Amy Leck scored a committed reverse stick sweep off the rebound.

The draw keeps Nomads second in the table, ahead of Springs on goal difference.