Euan Gilmour hat-trick guides Cambridge City to success
PUBLISHED: 11:26 19 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:26 19 October 2016
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City back to winning ways
Euan Gilmour scored a hat-trick as Cambridge City got back to winning ways by defeating Brighton & Hove 6-4 in England Men’s Hockey League, Conference East.
New signing Marshall Roberts got the ball rolling with a penalty stroke after a goalless first 20 minutes, and Gilmour doubled the lead after a one-on-one with the ‘keeper.
Brighton pulled a goal back but City made it 3-1 at half time, with Gilmour getting his second after Warren D’Souza’s shot from a penalty corner had hit the post.
Darren Cheeseman made it 4-1 after half time, weaving his way around a number of defenders before slotting past the ‘keeper for an individual goal.
Brighton then scored two goals to reduce the deficit to 4-3, but Roberts’ penalty corner restored their breathing space.
And Gilmour completed his hat-trick with a reverse stick shot into an open goal following another one-on-one with the ‘keeper. Brighton got a late consolation fourth.
“We are glad to be back to winning ways after a tough few weeks,” said captain D’Souza. “We will come under periods of pressure in games, and we have to learn not to concede during those periods.
“It was great to see Euan Gilmour back to his lethal best in front of goal. And new signing Marshall Roberts had a really good debut offering a real threat at penalty corners.”
City host West Herts this Sunday.
Mike Karram completed a man-of-the-match performance with the final goal as Cambridge South won 5-1 against Dereham II in East Men’s League, Division 2N.
Dereham had a starting line-up of 10 players with a kicking back, and that helped to fill the South team with optimism.
Chris Pearson scored a hat-trick for the hosts, but Karram received the plaudits for his hard-working performance.
Cambridge Nomads earned their second derby win in a week as they defeated Cambridge City IV 2-1 in 2N.
Richard Lloyd opened the scoring for Nomads by chipping the ‘keeper, and Mike Longson tapped home the second after receiving a pass from a deflected short corner.
City scored their goal late in the second half. Three goals in five minutes helped Cambridge Nomads II win 4-2 against Cambridge South II in 4NW.
Toya Rose opened the scoring at the back post for Nomads, but the lead was shortlived as Matt Allsopp equalised for South. Nomads’ purple patch came during five second-half minutes. Thom Whiffen bagged the first by nutmegging the ‘keeper and Rose got his second in a similar fashion to his first, with Arthur Meadows scuffing his stop at the top of the D for the ball to reach Rose at the back post. Ed Holmes completed the scoring for Nomads, while Adam Nightingale got a last-gasp consolation for South. Simon Ta scored two for Cambridge South III as they won 2-0 against City of Peterborough VII in 5NW.
And Shahbaz Ali was on target with a rebound from a short corner as Cambridge South IV won 1-0 against Cambridge Nomads III, whose strong attacks were to no avail in 6NW.