Bethan Davies on target for Cambridge Nomads

PUBLISHED: 11:20 12 October 2016 | UPDATED: 18:56 12 October 2016

Women's hockey

Women's hockey


Nomads earn draw

Bethan Davies was on the scoresheet for Cambridge Nomads as they drew 1-1 with City of Peterborough II in East Women’s League, Division 2NW.

The Nomads were under pressure from the first whistle, but the defence held strong and a few well-worked moves put Peterborough on the backfoot.

And the opening goal arrived when winger Zoe Andrews managed to move the ball through to Davies to give Nomads a 1-0 lead at half time.

The midfield of Linsey Porter, Kate Westgate and Flip Tooley were working well for Nomads, however, it was a breakaway from Peterborough that led to their equalising goal.

Nomads went close to getting all three points with two shots going close to the goal, but they had to settle for a draw.

Liz Johnson was named player of the match.

Freddie Hampel was named player of the match for Cambridge University II as they lost 5-0 to Dereham in 1N.

Cambridge University III were held to a 2-2 draw at Bourne Deeping in 2NW.

The students made a strong start to the game, but their attacking play was matched by some forceful interceptions from Bourne, who went on to take the lead.

Ceit Jesmon and Jess Czink were producing a big defensive game for the university which was allowing the midfield to take the match to Bourne.

In the last five minutes of the first half, Rosie Vince scored to level the match.

There was some heated play in the second half, although no cards were produced.

A clear run from halfway and a one-on-one led to the university getting their second goal.

However, Bourne responded almost immediately to make it 2-2, and the students’ goalkeeper produced a good performance to repel the threat of the hosts to earn her team a draw.

Alison Small set Cambridge South on their way to a 4-2 win over Cambridge City IV as put them in pole position in 3NW.

Small’s debut goal was soon matched by an equaliser from City just before half time.

But a clinical hat-trick from Elaine Penniket put South into a dominant position and City were left with a late penalty stroke as a consolation.

There was no joy for Cambridge South’s seconds and thirds in 4NW (S).

The seconds took a first-half lead through Lauren Brown, but they conceded three second-half goals at Bury to lose 3-1.

And the thirds were beaten by a dominant St Ives III 11-0, despite some obdurate defending from Ania Rygielska.

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