Fareham come back to beat Lewes... Havant let lead slip against leaders

Vicky Field. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150245-3)
Vicky Field. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150245-3)
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Fareham came from a goal down to beat third-placed Lewes 3-1 in South Clubs’ Women’s League division three B.

The visitors went behind in the first 10 minutes when Lewes scored from their first penalty corner, but Fareham were soon back on level terms.

Hannah Oldham’s initial shot was saved on 17 minutes but Vicky Field swept in the rebound.

The Henry Cort side dominated the second period and scored a second when Emily Masson beat several defenders and then set up Emma Jones for a cool finish.

They then killed the game off on 
60 minutes when Field’s shot was deflected in by a Lewes defender.

Coach Steve Lemon said: ‘After the disappointment of losing the previous weekend our ladies responded and produced their best performance of the season to earn a well-deserved win.’

Elsewhere, Havant took the lead against champions-elect Hampstead & Westminster, before losing 4-1 in South Clubs’ Women’s League division one.

Nicky Atkins calmly slotted home the opening goal on 20 minutes after good work from Fran Clements and Kim Tyrell.

Hampstead equalised in the second half and took advantage of Havant’s mistakes late in the game to score three more goals.

While the scoreline may suggest a comfortable win, the home side certainly made Hampstead work hard for the win.