Late effort from Chichester denies Cambridge City victory

PUBLISHED: 07:02 08 February 2018

Euan Gilmour was on target for Cambridge City against Chichester.

Euan Gilmour was on target for Cambridge City against Chichester.

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City denied in Men’s Hockey League

A late goal pegged back Cambridge City as they were held to a 4-4 draw at Chichester in the Men’s Hockey League, Conference East.

Euan Gilmour, Nat Farrant, Warren D’Souza and Brennan Alexander-Parker were on target for City, but they were hit on the counter attack as Chichester earned a draw.

“Chichester are an experienced, physical team and their ground is a difficult place to go. That said, we were far from our best,” said City captain Warren D’Souza. “Despite leading for most of the game, either team could have won the game in the final few minutes. Our goalkeeper Dan Brown made some good saves to ensure we left with at least one point.

“As individuals and as a team we were not up to the standard that we were prior to the Christmas break. We will be doing what we can to find that form again.”

“Our next game is versus Brighton and we will be hoping for the home advantage to get us back to winning ways.”

Alex James scored for Cambridge Nomads as they lost 3-1 to Cambridge City III in East Men’s League, Division One.

Mark Williams struck twice for Cambridge South as they won 4-2 against Witham in 2S.

Witham are a defensive side so it made scoring first crucial for South, and they did that when Mariano Rosenzvaig’s pass picked out Chris Pearson, and though his effort was saved, he was able to turn home the rebound.

Tom Rosselli’s run and cross then picked out Mike Karran to get the second at the far post.

Williams grabbed two after the break, one from a penalty corner and the other by taking advantage of space. Witham ulled back two late consolations.

Three well-worked goals helped South II to a 3-0 win over St Neots II in 4NW.

Chris Walsh got the first, dinking the ball over a defender’s stick before firing high in the corner of the net.

Excellent team play and passing opened the space for Matt Kenzie to get the second.

And Ali Edge tapped home a quick one-touch passing move from close range.

Thom Whiffen was on target for a depleted Nomads II as they lost 6-1 to Wisbech Town II.

Joe Whittaker’s brace helped Cambridge South III shock promotion-chasing Cambridge City V with a 4-1 win in 4NW.

Dom Nelson volleyed in Toby Waton’s aerial pass to make it 1-0, and Ash Dookun got the second to make it 2-0 at half time.

City pulled a goal back after the break, but Whittaker’s double sealed South’s win.

Cambridge South IV earned a 1-1 draw with Kettering III in their 6NW (S) top-of-the-table clash.

South took the lead when Simon Jelley fed Oli Anderson to dribble into the circle to score.

But Kettering levelled late on, although South remain seven points clear of their rivals with three matches remaining.

Stuart Creed and Oliver Weston were on target for Cambridge South V as they won 2-0 against Ely City III in 6NW (S).

Seb Dias hit the post for Sout after 15 seconds, but the deadlock was broken by Creed through a penalty corner.

Skipper-for-the-day Weston converted a ball across the area to continue the fast start.

Ely got into the game in the second half, by man-of-the-match keeper John Gourd kept them at bay, along with some determined defending.

Mike Longson junior scored twice and Garth Hanlon and Will Charlton got one apiece as Nomads III won 4-0 at St Ives IV.

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