Alex James goals help Cambridge Nomads leave Cambridge City in a blur
Nomads in sight of top of the table
Alex James was at the double for Cambridge Nomads as they won 5-0 against Cambridge City IV in East Men’s League, Division Two.
Richard Lloyd, Martin Hamon and Sam Walker-Farrant were also on target as Nomads completed the double over their rivals to sit in third place, three points off the top of the table.
Ollie Lamming’s four goals could not stop Cambridge South losing 5-4 to fellow strugglers Dereham II, also in Division Two.
South made a good start to the game, going ahead through Lamming. But Dereham hit back when a South defender put the ball into his own goal – having expected a long corner but actually conceding.
Both sides exchanged goals as Lamming completed his hat-trick to make it 3-3 at half time.
It was a scrappy second half as South fell 5-3 behind with 10 minutes to play.
Lamming pulled a goal back, however Dereham defended solidly as South were unable to get an equaliser, leaving them battling the squad’s injury problems and against relegation.
Alex Mutucumarana was on target twice for Cambridge Nomads II as they continually bounced back to earn a 4-4 draw with Cambridge South II in 4NW.
Cambridge South II had taken the lead four times in the match, but Nomads replied on each occasion.
James Menzies scored twice, Jon Mann got one and Owen Russell was also on the mark with his first league goal in more than a year after injury.
But Mutucumarana’s double was added to by strikes from Sugi Furuta and Rick Mort.
Goals from Nevin Warren and Jason James saw Cambridge South III increase their lead at the top of 5NW with a 2-0 win over City of Peterborough VII.
They struck either side of half time to gain the win, with keeper George Toynton contributing two early saves to the cause.
John Greaves’ clinical finish earned Cambridge South IV a 1-0 win over Saffron Walden VIII in 6NW (S).
Despite plenty of attacking spirit in the first half, South could not find a breakthrough for their work.
They continued to dominate after half time, but did need keeper Matt Saint-Gower to make a couple of saves to keep Walden at bay.
South found the breakthrough when Alex Pashley’s assist set up Greaves to score by the post and earn his side all the points.
Phil Jones was among the scorers for Cambridge Nomads III as they won 2-0 against St Neots V.
Meanwhile, a wonder goal from Pashley could not stop Cambridge South V losing 5-2 to St Neots IV in a friendly.