Hockey: Hallam’s hopes are all but over

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Sheffield Hallam women’s first team all but ended their hopes of promotion this season after a 1-1 draw with Chester.

Vikki Hammond scored the only goal for Hallam, who face Longridge this weekend.

Mathematically, promotion could still happen, if Kendal lose one of their four games left and Hallam win all theirs, including the last one against Kendal.

The second team beat Harrogate 3-1, thanks to a brace from Elaine Livera and a further strike from Vikki Lawrence.

Hallam’s remaining game next weekend is away at bottom side Otliensians, who are already relegated.

Hallam’s thirds drew 2-2 with Harrogate, producing one of their most determined displays of the season.

Teenager Jemima Board was once again on the scoresheet, netting twice.

Hallam now need four points from their four games left to avoid the drop.

The women’s fourth side were hit for six, however - on the wrong side of a 6-0 hammering from Grasshoppers.

Hallam played some really promising hockey, however, and although wins have been hard to come by, the team remain upbeat and determined to change their fortunes next season.