Alice Hug hits hat-trick in Cambridge South win
Alice Walker plays integral role in success
Alice Hug grabbed a hat-trick as Cambridge South triumphed 4-1 against Spalding in the East Women’s League, Division 2NW.
Alice Walker played a big role for South, setting up all four goals, starting by teeing up an improvised penalty corner routine for Hug to sweep home.
Spalding equalised, but South restored their lead as Walker’s cross deflected off a defender’s stick for Hug to volley in with her reverse stick.
Walker’s drive down the right and cross saw player-of-the-match Hug deflect home for her hat-trick.
And the scoring was completed when Walker passed for an unmarked Robyn Murray to tap home.
Iona Tripp and Ellie Martin were on target for Cambridge Nomads as they beat Bourne Deeping 2-0 in 2NW.
Kate Westgate was named Nomads’ player of the match.
South II gained a modicum of revenge over Sudbury II with a 4-2 win in 4NW (S).
Defeat in the final game of last season to Sudbury cost South the title and promotion, and they were out to spoil the party again by opening the scoring.
Despite conceding their first goal of the season, South bounced back as Sarah Haddow set up Dani Arnold to score with a reverse-stick effort.
Skipper Izzy MacDonald-Parry scored from a penalty flick to give South the lead, but Sudbury equalised for 2-2 at half time.
Two goals in the last 10 minutes from Hannah Snow helped South seal victory, the first after good work from Haddow and the second from a reverse-stick deflection, to keep them top of the table.
South IV were awarded a 5-0 win as Newmarket IV could not raise a team in 5NW (S).
Cambridge City lost 2-0 at Harleston Magpies in Investec Women’s Hockey League, Conference East.