Cambridge South land Surbiton test in National Mixed Trophy
Top tie awaits in cup
Cambridge South have got a plum draw in the third round of the National Mixed Trophy.
In their first year in the competition, they have been pitted in the third round against Surbiton, who are currently third in the men’s England Hockey League, Premier Division and their women’s team are top of their equivalent league.
Mike Karran grabbed Cambridge South’s equaliser as they drew 1-1 with Cambridge City in a competitive and hotly-contested match in East Men’s League, Division Two.
City took the lead but South keeper Jason Mann made some good saves to keep them at bay until Karran equalised from a penalty corner.
Richard Lloyd scored two as Cambridge Nomads did the double over Cambridge University III with a 3-2 win in 2N. Alex James scored Nomads’ third goal, and went close to a second.
Jack Chalk’s second goal in as many games for Cambridge South II helped them to a 1-0 win over top-of-the-table Cambridge City V in 4NW.
It was a nicely-worked move that led to Chalk’s goal as South had looked dangerous on the break.
Keeper Matt Saint-Gower was having a good game in goal, while Tom Anns made a goal-line clearance and after a similar second half, South held on for the win.
Alex Mutucumarana, Dave Watts and Max Standing were on the score sheet as Cambridge Nomads II won 3-1 against Alford in 4NW.
Goals either side of half time from Joe Whittaker and Simon Ta helped Cambridge South III to a 2-0 win over Cambridge City VI in 5NW, lifting them six points clear at the top of the table.
Gianluca Benendetto scored two as Cambridge Nomads won 6-0 against Saffron Walden VIII in 6NW (S). Zinny Longson, Mel Ragnauth, Will Dyer and Archie Jones were also on target to make it three games unbeaten.
Cambridge South V won 4-2 against Kettering III thanks to two goals from Shahbaz Ali and one each from Ash Dookun and Alex Pashley.
Charlotte Argue netted twice and Flip Tooley got one as Cambridge Nomads got back to winning ways by beating Peterborough II 3-0 in East Women’s League, Division 2NW.
First-half goals from Amalia Thomas and Sophie McComish helped Cambridge South to a 2-1 win over Cambridge City IV in 3NW.
City pulled a goal back in the second half, but some solid defence and good goalkeeping from Louis Tonkin consolidated the win and South’s position at the top of the table.
Izzy MacDonald-Parry’s goal and a penalty save from keeper Emma Saynor secured Cambridge South II a 1-0 win over Haverhill II in 4NW (S).
But there was not such good news for Cambridge South III, who lost 11-0 to an improving Royston II in 4NW (S).