AMY Sheehan scored twice, including a late equaliser, as Slough drew 2-2 with Clifton Robinsons in the Investec Women’s League on Saturday.

It was a much-needed point for the Pink and Blacks as they had slid from second to seventh in the table following three successive defeats.

Despite that recent loss of form, they started the game positively, but then their failure in deep midfield to pick up Lisa Daly proved costly as she sliced through the defence before firing a well-placed shot low into the net after eight minutes.

Most of the Slough attacks came down their right side but it was from the other wing where they equalised on 11 minutes.

Clifton had possession but they gave the ball away under pressure from Sheehan and she fired a rising shot into the net for her first league goal of the season.

Sheehan and Betsy Parsons were both prominent in the Slough attacks, while Dilly Newton took up some good positions in the circle although her teammates found it difficult to get the ball to her.

They fell behind again three minutes into the second half with Claire Thomas netting from a rebound following her side’s third penalty corner.

Kali Taker’s girls did not let their heads drop and they proceeded to produce some excellent hockey giving Sarah Ellis plenty to do in the visitors’ goal. The former Slough keeper made some vital saves before being beaten for a second time in the 64th minute.

Georgina Bathhurst, having recovered from a blow to her head in the first half, ran at the Clifton defence before seeing her shot blocked, but Sheehan followed up to score.

Slough finished strongly with the unlucky Bathurst hitting the post late in a game, which marked the half-way stage of the league season.

This Saturday they play the return match at Buckingham having beaten them 3-1 at home in September.

Since then the team who play at Stowe School have suffered only one other defeat and lie fourth in the table with 15 points, four more than the Pink and Blacks.

There were two cracking games at Upton Court Park on Saturday, as earlier in the day the men’s first team drew 5-5 with OMT with Bobby Bansal bagging four of the goals.

The scores were level at 1-1 by half-time, only for Slough to concede three goals in quick succession early in the second half. They pulled it back to 3-5 but with time running out it looked as if a home defeat was on the cards.

The clock had stopped with two minutes remaining when Bansal netted a fourth.

It seemed only a matter of time before the umpire would blow the final whistle, however the seconds ticked on and Mo Ali Rahman grabbed a dramatic equaliser.

A win would have lifted Slough into second place in Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Regional One, but they remain third on goal difference in a league that sees only four points separating the top seven teams.

This Saturday they make the short trip to Maidenhead who are fifth in the table with the same number of points as Slough. The derby takes place at Altwood School with a 1.15pm push-back.

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