Chichester’s fears of being sucked into the end-of-season Premier Division relegation play-offs deepened with a shock 2-1 defeat by West Herts, who celebrated their first Eastern Conference win of the campaign.
The result leaves Chichester in second from bottom position, one points adrift of Old Loughtonians and Old Georgians, whose visit to the College on Saturday promises to be a season defining math for both clubs.
Quite simply it’s a match have to win as their three remaining matches after that – against Teddington, Oxted and Brighton & Hove – are all against sides in the top four places.
Chichester were mugged by a West Herts penalty corner winner two minutes from time at Watford – Will Alderton scoring to give the Hertfordshire side their first win in 14 outings, 12 of which they have lost.
Earlier, Luke Emmett’s 58th minute short corner conversion wiped out a strike by Callum Till, who fired West Herts in front three minutes before half-time.
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