Cambridge City are back on the winning trail
And mixed fortunes for Cambridge South and Cambridge Nomads
Cambridge City chalked up their second win of the season by beating Teddington 3-1 to move up to mid-table in the Men’s Hockey League Conference East.
Brennan Alexander Parker gave City the lead after 11 minutes, but Matt Daly equalised from a penalty corner two minutes later.
Euan Gilmour put City back in front before half time and Redvers Wilbur struck after the break from a penalty corner to earn the win.
Joe Phillips’ first goal for Cambridge Nomads helped them bounce back to win 3-1 against City of Peterborough III in East Men’s League, Division 2NW.
After a scoreless first half, a flowing move led to Peterborough taking the lead.
The goal brought the best out of Nomads, who equalised through Martin Hamon’s penalty corner.
Freddie Jones scored with a composed finish from a tight angle and Phillips added the third.
Cambridge South suffered a 2-1 defeat to 2N promotion rivals Bury St Edmunds.
South went in front through a well-worked penalty corner, with Tom Kemsley firing the ball across goal for debutant Sam Highfield to turn in at the far post.
The game became stop-start after half time, and Bury levelled from a penalty corner and got their winner with two minutes remaining.
There was a South derby in 4NW, with the IIs defeating the IIIs 2-0.
Ash Dookun was denied for the thirds by keeper Darren Farmer, and the seconds responded by going ahead as James Menzies swept home after a goalmouth scramble.
They doubled their lead after Jimmy Wood broke from halfway to round keeper George Toynton, and Nik Patel finished off from close range for his first goal for the club.
Toynton conceded a penalty stroke in the second half, but made amends with a full-length save to thwart Dom Reeve and deny South II a third goal.
The prolific Paul Matthews hit a hat-trick and Gianlucca Benedetto, Ellis Maloney and Felix Polonius got one apiece as Nomads II beat 4NW leaders Long Sutton 6-1.
Simon Jelley scored at both ends as Cambridge South IV drew 1-1 with Wellingborough in 5NW.
The visitors opened the scoring as a penalty corner deflected off Jelley’s heel to give South keeper Matt Saint-Gower no chance.
Jelley made amends minutes later, re-directing Jason James’ drag flick from a penalty corner from above head height into the goal.
James volleyed a waist high shot off the line to keep it 1-1, but man of the match for his goal went to Jelley.
Rob Barton scored for South V, but they were beaten 3-1 by City of Peterborough VII in 6NW (S).
Josh Spellman scored his first two goals for Nomads III as they drew 2-2 with Kettering IV in 6NW (S).