Alex Johnson strikes four times as Cambridge City III beat Cambridge Nomads
Alex Johnson grabbed four goals for Cambridge City III as they beat Cambridge Nomads 5-1 in the mini league.
It was a dominant display from City, with the pick of Johnson’s goals coming after a run down the base line by Dilip Goyal, who then picked out the sure-shot to finish first time into the top corner.
Goyal got the other goal, converting a short corner into the far corner.
There was defeat for City II, who went down 4-1 to Cambridge University.
Liam Sillis gave City the lead on the break with a simple finish, but the university were soon back on level terms.
The university took the lead just before half time and although it was an even second half, the university created the better chances, scoring through a drag flick and a deflection from an angled cross.
City IV put in a strong performance against a weakened Cambridge South to earn a 3-0 win.
Hamish Leslie marked his return to hockey with the opener from a penalty corner.
Mark Sanderson and Josh Oakes were standing up to South’s attacks, and so it remained 1-0 at half time.
But after the break, City turned the screw to start creating chances, with the South keeper holding them at bay until Ben Hudson slammed in two drag flicks to make the points safe.
Simon Webb hit a hat-trick for City V as they won 5-2 over Cambridge Nomads II.
Doug McLeod turned in Nick Tapper’s strike for City’s first after eight minutes, and Webb doubled the lead with a drag flick.
A bullet strike by Paul Matthews saw him reduce the deficit for Nomads before half time, and Matthew Hetchu brought them level early in the second half.
It served to awaken City, who went back in front through Webb and made it 4-2 through McLeod, who lobbed the diving keeper at full stretch.
With three minutes remaining, Webb completed his hat-trick.
City veterans secured a 6-0 win over Royston II.
Gareth Machin hit a hat-trick, captain Jim Hill bagged a brace and Ben Stoddart-Stones completed the scoring after good work from Pete Wilkinson and Antoine Kelmeer.