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Holly Beckett’s breathtaking strike helps Cambridge City III record victory over Bishop’s Stortford I in East Women’s League Premier Division

A stunning goal by Holly Beckett set the tone for Cambridge City III to record a big upset in the East Women’s League Premier Division, triumphing 2-0 at home to promotion-chasing Bishop’s Stortford I.

Beckett beat nine players before lobbing the goalkeeper from the edge of the circle to give her side the lead.

The now seventh-placed side doubled their advantage when Ella Houghton drove into the circle and fed the ball wide of goal to Hannah Farrant who timed her run to perfection for a tap-in.

It was a good day for Cambridge City's women's sides Picture: Simon Webb
It was a good day for Cambridge City's women's sides Picture: Simon Webb

In the same division, Cambridge City II opened up a four-point gap to Stortford below them courtesy of a 2-0 win at home to Dereham with goals from Emily Clapham and Jess White.

Despite losing a few players the night before the game to illness, title-chasing Cambridge City I rallied to record a 2-0 win at third-placed St Albans via a brace from Holly Dean inside the final quarter.

There was also a double for Madigayle Yeoman as Cambridge City IV enjoyed a 3-0 victory at home to Long Sutton in Division 2 North West.

In the same division, Cambridge City V triumphed 4-1 at home to Spalding I with early goals from Sam Surridge and Steph Atkinson sending them on their way.

Elsewhere, Cambridge City VI’s promotion chances were put in jeopardy in Division 4 North West with a 2-1 loss away to basement side Kettering III.

The Women’s Over-35s cruised to a 5-0 home win against Ipswich with Steph Atkinson and Chanre Bond both netting braces with Becky Hayward also on target.

Three early goals for hosts Olton & West Warwickshire put paid to Cambridge City’s chances of a positive result in a 4-2 defeat in East Men’s League Division 1 North.

A hat-trick for Antoine Kemmere saw Cambridge City VI head towards a 4-2 victory at City of Peterborough V in Division 3 North West on an otherwise blank day for the club’s men’s sides.

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