Anna Carter hits hat-trick for Cambridge City V in perfect 10 against Cambridge South VI
Anna Carter stole the show for Cambridge City V with a perfect hat-trick in a 10-0 win over Cambridge South VI in the women’s summer league.
She opened the scoring by picking up a ball in the circle and hitting a shot into the far corner, and her second was a tap in after good work by Victoria Biddlecombe.
The treble was completed through a straight strike from a penalty corner.
It was time for others to get involved as Viv Ronco stole the ball off the centre back to fire in an unstoppable shot, and daughter Natalie Ronco grabbed two goals with both coming from sweeping team moves.
Xanthe Stebbing was played through by Emma Alderton to net the seventh, and it was Alderton who was next on the mark, tapping home a rebound after the keeper made a save.
Biddlecombe was on hand to put away a save from Carter’s open play shot, striking it past the stranded keeper.
Selma Rahmoune was also among the goals, finishing off after a nifty bit of footwork, as City went six points clear at the top of Division Two.
City III got the better of City IV with a 6-2 win in a well-contested game.
Abbey Holdstock netted twice in the opening three minutes to put City III 2-0 up.
City IV settled into the match to find a rhythm, but they were 3-0 down at half time as Emma Owens flicked home a penalty corner.
Two successive penalty corners from Alex Pitchford at the start of the second half extended City III’s lead to 5-0.
There was a rally from City IV though as Stebbing drove down the right wing to cross for Abbey Cotton to tap home, and then Grace Evans went on a solo run from halfway to fire into the far corner with an exceptional finish.
But Fran Ralston Brown made the points safe for City III, driving down the left wing and holding off a series of tackles before slamming the ball home with a reverse-stick shot.
City V triumphed 4-1 over Royston III in the men’s summer league.
They wrapped up the title last week, but kept pushing for more points as Doug McLeod got things going by blasting home.
Antoine Kemmere made it 2-0 through a penalty corner strike and Henry Denny-Gouldson got the third after flat-footing his marker before finishing on his back hand.
Nick Wheeler completed the scoring, finishing off a cross by McLeod to the far post.