Lauren Brown helps keep Cambridge South III on winning trail
PUBLISHED: 07:02 18 January 2018
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One hundred per cent record is preserved
Lauren Brown struck twice for Cambridge South III as they won 3-0 against St Neots IV in East Women’s League, Division 5NW (S).
The leaders were frustrated for long spells by a disciplined defensive performance from an experienced St Neots side.
But Brown struck the first after good work from Dani Arnold on the right flank and then got her second by touching home Louise Walker’s airborne shot to make it 2-0 at half time.
And Arnold completed the scoring after the break to maintain South’s 100 per cent record.
But there was disappointment for South IV as they lost 3-0 to Huntingdon II.
South had their chances, with joint players-of-the-match Charlotte Wilson and Jessica Matthews-Kelly creating opportunities, but they did not have the finishing touch. And three second-half goals condemned them to defeat.
Laura Parker, Sarah Warren, Ellie Martin and Kate Westgate were on target for Cambridge Nomads and wing-back Kerry Alexander was player of the match as they won 4-1 at Wisbech Town II in 2NW.
However, Cambridge South’s hopes of promotion suffered a blow as they were beaten 5-0 by Long Sutton in the same division.
They struggled to adapt to the hosts’ pitch, with Sutton’s players regularly stepping in to intercept under-hit passes.
South’s player-of-the-match was sweeper Blythe Murphy, who made tackle after tackle.
Cambridge Nomads II opened the scoring in their match, but ended up losing 4-1 to Cambridge South II in 4NW (S).
The goal sparked South into life, and Annie Quantrill equalised. Katherine Hueston’s double put them in front and then Lucy Davidson netted the fourth to seal the win that places South three points behind leaders Royston, with a game in hand.