Cambridge Nomads keep alive promotion hopes with March Town win

PUBLISHED: 07:05 22 March 2017

Cambridge South III men's hockey team

Cambridge South III men's hockey team

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Aspirations go down to the last day

Cambridge Nomads kept alive their hopes of promotion in East Men’s League, Division 2N with a 3-1 victory over March Town.

In a scrappy game, two breakaway goals in the first half, from Richard Lloyd and Martin Hamon, gave Nomads a 2-0 lead at the break.

A second-half drag flick goal from Mike Longson completed the win, which leaves Nomads still joint top of the table.

They are third on goal difference with one match to play, and that is against Cambridge South, who drew 1-1 with University of East Anglia.

Jack Chalk hammered four goals to earn the man-of-the-match award as Cambridge South II won 7-0 against Wisbech Town III in 4NW.

James Mathews bagged a brace, and assisted most of Chalk’s goals, and Alex Baekelandt got one.

Cambridge Nomads II were beaten 3-2 by Cambridge City V.

Nomads’ youngsters showed promise for next season, with their goals scored by Matthew Huchu and Alex Mutucamarana, and they had chances to grab the win, but City were the sharper of the two teams.

Cambridge South III claimed the Division 5NW title in slightly underwhelming fashion after being awarded a win as City of Peterborough VIII could not raise a team.

Their league triumph was secured after nearest rivals Bourne Deeping IV were held to a 2-2 draw by Louth.

Matt Saint-Gower’s excellent goalkeeping and four goalline clearances from Jan Brynjolffssen could not stop Cambridge South IV losing 2-1 to Newmarket III in a friendly, with Phil Harvey getting South’s consolation.

Simon Ta scored five goals, John Greaves grabbed an eye-catching hat-trick and Rob Barton got one to earn Cambridge South a 9-1 friendly win over St Ives V.

Mel Ragnauth grabbed a hat-trick for Cambridge Nomads III as they defeated a Wisbech side, with Matthew Withington and Mike Longson senior also on target.

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