Euan Gilmour goal unable to inspire Cambridge City

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

Victory for Cambridge City

Victory for Cambridge City

Rob Bouwman

City defeated by league leaders

Cambridge City’s difficult start to the season continued as they lost 4-1 to Southgate in Men’s Hockey League, Conference East.

Euan Gilmour struck first to put City ahead early on, but Southgate scored from close range to level matters a few minutes later.

Two more first-half goals and one after the break completed Southgate’s victory.

City captain Warren D’Souza said: “Southgate showed why they are top of the league. We have to concede that they were the better side on the day.

“It has been a tough start to the season for us – our first four games were against the four teams that currently lie at the top of the league.”

City travel to Brighton this week, and D’Souza added: “We hope to be boosted by some new additions. We have players returning from injury and a new Australian recruit.

“We need to put together a string of results and we are confident that that can start next week.”

In East Men’s League, Premier B, Cambridge University II earned a 2-2 draw at Wisbech.

Hugh Judge had put the Wanderers ahead but Wisbech fought back to lead 2-1 at half time.

But with seconds remaining, Alex Kirkpatrick scored the equaliser for the university.

Cambridge Nomads won 4-2 against Cambridge University III in 2N.

A mistake from a defender allowed Rich Lloyd a one-on-one with the keeper to get the first goal for Nomads, but Tim Venkatesan equalised for the university to make it 1-1 at half time.

Four minutes after the break, Lloyd passed across for Martin Hamon to put Nomads 2-1 up.

And a fast break down the left resulted in Hamon setting up Lloyd to score a tap in at the near post.

The university pulled a goal back, but Nomads completed the win as their right-back Rajen Mahendra waltzed into the D to set up Jack Franklin to score.

Chris Pearson’s second-half goal secured Cambridge South a 1-0 win over Cambridge City IV in a close-fought encounter in 2N, with South’s success being underpinned by some good defensive work by man-of-the-match Paresh Parsot.

A brace from James Menzies and one goal from Jon Mann secured Cambridge South II a 3-3 draw against Cambridge City V in a physical and challenging match in 4NW.

Ed Boggis’s goals helped Cambridge South III leapfrog Cambridge City VI in 5NW.

Paul South opened the scoring for South with a penalty corner and then Boggis got two, finishing off the end of flowing moves.

City’s consolation came two minutes from time through Tim Ireland’s penalty-corner strike.

Rick Mort scored a last-minute winner to add to goals from Sugi Furuta, Arthur Meadows and Matthew Huchu as Cambridge Nomads II won 4-3 against Alford & District in 4NW.

Cambridge Nomads III won 3-1 against St Ives IV thanks to goals from Zinny Longson, Steve Hodson and Matt Withington.

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