Hangovers hit Horseshoes to halt fine run

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RUTLAND Horseshoes fell to a surprise 4-3 defeat at home to Nomads, bringing their fantastic unbeaten run to an end on Saturday.

The mist wasn’t the only challenge that posed an issue with some of the side who had sampled a little too much nightlife the previous evening.

Nomads swiftly took advantage of a slow start by Horseshoes to open the scoring.

However, Horseshoes were quick to reply with a fantastic run by Rob Epton from defence and a strike that rattled the backboard for the equaliser.

The game went back and forth with Nomads scoring the next goal just before half time.

The Horseshoes came back in the second half with a greater purpose, countering with a goal from Chris Meadows after some good work from stand-in skipper Matthew Ditcher.

Poor defending allowed the Nomads retake the lead from a well-worked short corner but once again the Rutland side came back to level the score with another goal from Meadows.

With hangovers now taking effect, the Horseshoes let Nomads regain the lead for the fourth time and despite a flurry of short corners on the final whistle, Rutland suffered their first defeat of the season.

With a big game away against Leicester Thursday on Saturday, skipper Clare Spencer who was absent last week will more than likely be putting a curfew on players’ Friday nights out.