Cambridge City suffer slip up at Hampstead & Westminster
But there is good news for Cambridge South II
Cambridge City were unable to convert pressure into goals as they lost 1-0 at Hampstead & Westminster in Investec Women’s Hockey League, Conference East.
City made the trip anticipating a physical and aggressive battle, but were able to make the hosts uncomfortable in the first half.
They tested Hampstead’s midfield and defence with ease by going down the line, but despite the pressure, they were unable to convert their efforts, the best being Jordan Hormann’s strike from a difficult angle.
Hampstead broke the deadlock early in the second half with their second penalty corner of the game.
City battled for an equaliser but it was made difficult in the closing stages after a green card for Becky Hayward and a yellow for Helen Richardson-Walsh.
It restricted the amount of pressure they could apply, and try as they might, City were left empty handed as Ella Picton was named player of the match.
Izzy Macdonald-Parry and Kendra Seed scored two goals apiece as promotion-chasing Cambridge South II won 5-0 against St Ives III in East Women’s League, Division 4NW (S).
MacDonald-Parry opened the scoring inside five minutes from a penalty corner, and she swept home the second after exchanging passes with Mel Askoy.
Seed struck twice, sweeping in Jess Woodhouse’s assist and then volleying home, while Ellie Raffan’s run was finished off by Rebecca Frith. South are level on points at the top of the table, but have a game in hand.
Cambridge South were condemned to a 1-0 defeat to Cambridge University II by a goal two minutes from time in 2NW.
Joint players of the match Robyn McLean and Georgia Hurford helped repel the students’ pressure, while they had chances at the other end.
But Georgina Baker struck late to earn victory for the university.
Lauren Brown’s penalty-stroke helped Cambridge South III to a 1-0 win over Huntingdon II in 5NW (S).
It makes it 14 victories out of 14, and they need five points from their remaining four games to be crowned champions.
Alicia Hainsworth-Adams grabbed her first goal for Cambridge South IV as they were beaten 5-2 by Royston III in 5NW (S).
Liz Dunsby got the opening goal, only for Royston to go 2-1 up. But player-of-the-match Hainsworth-Adams got her first goal in South colours to peg back the promotion-chasers.
However, Royston eventually moved clear to take victory.