Kings Langley Ladies put in a markedly improved performance in their 6-3 defeat to Sherradswood Ladies.
Kings were out of the blocks fastest with Amy Earthrowl giving the home side the lead after only six minutes, flashing her shot across the keeper into the far corner of the goal after being sent clear by Kim Nield’s pass.
That lead was short-lived, however, as Sherradswoods’ experience told. They levelled after 15 minutes before picking Kings off to go in 4-1 up at half-time.
After the interval, Kings went close with Earthrowl and Mary Hogan seeing their efforts go just wide, before the visitors struck again with a quick-taken corner on the hour.
Kings did not give up and continued to put pressure on the visitors, with Nicole Barrett racing in at the far post to get a goal back after 73 minutes.
A tiring Kings side were exploited after 78 minutes for the visitors’ sixth goal, but the hosts had the last say with Mary Hogan’s shot having the legs to get over the line with just nine minutes to go.
“Kings should take heart from this performance,” said assistant manger Chris Walker. “Once the injuries have cleared up, we will be stronger.”
Kings are at on Sunday against St Martins. 2pm kick-off at High Street Green, Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead.