Skipper John Greaves leads Cambridge South to derby glory

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 December 2017

Simon Ta in action for Cambridge South

Simon Ta in action for Cambridge South

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Strike helps to beat Cambridge Nomads

Skipper John Greaves struck to give Cambridge South IV a 1-0 win over Cambridge Nomads III in East Men’s League, Division 6NW (S).

It was first versus third and the match was played at a fast pace between two confident sides.

Greaves scored in the first half, reacting quickest to a loose ball in the Nomads circle.

South hit the post and Rob Barton had a penalty flick saved, but keeper Matt Saint Gower was man of the match after saving Nomads’ penalty corners to keep a clean sheet.

Cambridge South firsts failed to click as they drew a blank for the first time since September as they were frustrated by Potters Bar, losing their four-match unbeaten run with a 2-0 defeat in 2S.

Keeper Darren Farmer was in good form for Cambridge South II in a 0-0 draw with Cambridge City V in 4NW.

He was named man of the match after two good second-half saves, helping South make it eight matches unbeaten. Two points now separate second and sixth in the table.

Ash Dookun’s last-minute effort was only a consolation for South III in 4NW as they lost 2-1 to a well-organised, counter-attacking City of Peterborough VI side.

South had the majority of territory and possession, but could not take their chances, while Peterborough made better use of limited ventures upfield.

Cambridge South V made it six matches unbeaten as a late equaliser denied them a shock win over St Ives IV in 6NW (S) as the sides drew 2-2.

Stuart Creed opened the scoring from a penalty corner, but St Ives equalised on the break.

Skipper Simon Ta, pictured above, then volleyed South ahead in the second half, and keeper Ben Thompson made a number of saves as they withstood the Saints’ barrage of attacks.

However, St Ives equalised five minutes from time.

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