Atkins double sees Havant give leaders scare

Katie Shipton. Picture: Mick Young (161166-01)
Katie Shipton. Picture: Mick Young (161166-01)
Matt Cox opened the scoring for Havant in their defeat at Cheltenham.  Picture: Keith Woodland

Havant fall to defeat at Cheltenham

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Nicky Atkins scored twice as Havant came agonisingly close to toppling South Clubs’ Women’s League division two leaders Epsom at Barncroft Way on Saturday.

The hosts led 2-1 going into the dying embers of the fixture, only for the Surrey outfit to snatch a leveller from a penalty corner.

Atkins had earlier cancelled out their opener with a smart finish when one-on-one with the keeper.

The striker then reacted smartly to deflect home a fierce shot from Katie Shipton to put Havant ahead.