Table toppers are toppled by four-goal Nield

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Kings Langley Ladies 4
 Bishop’s Stortford Ladies 3

Kings had four-goal Kim Nield to thank as they moved level on points with league leaders Bishop’s Stortford Town after beating them in a tense encounter.

Stortford went into the game boasting an unbeaten record so far this season but fell behind after 10 minutes when Amy Earthrowl fed Nield to open the scoring.

Town responded with a period of sustained pressure but were repeatedly thwarted by Kings keeper Vicki Taylor and, in first half stoppage time, the Langley lead was doubled.

Nield showed her predatory instincts as she returned a poor goal-kick straight past the helpless keeper to make it 2-0.

The second half saw a determined Stortford side come out of the blocks quickest but, shortly before the hour mark, Fiona Breeden’s upfield ball found Nield, who made no mistake in slotting home for her hat-trick.

This seemed to fire Stortford into life, however, and they pulled two goals back before eventually levelling the game up at 3-3 with four minutes to play.

Nield was not about to see her efforts go to waste, though, and it was the Kings hot-shot who had the last laugh as she netted her fourth goal of the game to snatch the victory for her side