Alice Hug and Alice Walker at the double for Cambridge South
Season finishes on a high
Braces from Alice Hug and Alice Walker saw Cambridge South sign off their return to East Women’s League, Division 2NW with a 4-1 win over Spalding.
After having the better of the opening exchanges, South found themselves behind as they were hit on the counter-attack by Spalding.
Good work by player-of-the-match Emily Morris led to Walker equalising for South as it reached half time at 1-1.
South maintained their ascendancy after the break, and went ahead when Hug volleyed home after a blocked penalty corner.
A few minutes later, Walker finished off another set piece, and Alison Small set up the final goal, running clear of the defence before unselfishly passing to Hug to finish off at the far post.
It meant South finished fourth in the table on their return to 2NW.
Cambridge South men’s fourth team wrapped their season with a 4-1 friendly win over Newmarket III, skippered by former South stalwart John Benedikz.
South went in front through their opening penalty corner, with John Gourd reacting quickest to deflect the ball home from a deflection.
Seb Dias created the second, spotting a 50-yard pass to Rob Barton who did the rest with a trademark reverse stick sweep.
It was 3-0 when Joe Whittaker bundled home from close range after good work on the right wing by Nick Greaves.
And it was Greaves who completed the South scoring, flicking his shot into the far corner from the top of the circle.
But the last word went to Benedikz, a veteran of more than 200 appearances for South before switching clubs, as he seized on a misplaced pass to round keeper George Toynton and then squeeze home a shot from a seemingly impossible angle.