Dilip Goyal at the double as Cambridge City II defeat Cambridge South in mini league
Two goals from Dilip Goyal helped Cambridge City II to a 3-2 victory over Cambridge South in the mini league.
He struck twice from penalty corners, and Blake Elliot added the third to clinch City’s win.
City IV were pegged back to a 2-2 draw by Cambridge Nomads.
Hugh Bucknall and Oli Ruffle, Nomads old boys, gave City a 2-0 lead, with Bucknall beating the keeper on the far post and Ruffle scrambling home.
But Nomads hit back and got their equaliser with less than a minute remaining.
Nigel Anns got the ball rolling for City V as they beat South III 3-0 in a dominant performance.
They proved hard to create chances against, but were struggling to convert their own until seven minutes before half time.
An aerial ball by Simon Webb found Anns on the edge of the circle, and he found the far corner of
They had to wait until 13 minutes from time to get their second, when Henry Denny-Gouldson was fouled in the D and converted the penalty stroke himself. With seconds remaining, Doug McLeod deflected in Nick Tapper’s shot to make it 3-0.
Ali Cotton bagged a brace and Piers Robson, Pete Wilkinson and Jim Hill were also on target as City veterans triumphed 6-1 over South II.
City’s first team took on Cambridge University to boost the students’ preparation for the Varsity Match, and the sides battled out a 5-5 draw.
City went into a 2-1 lead, but the university made it 2-2 by the end of the first quarter.
A back-handed cross by Nat Farrant saw player-coach Gareth Andrew get the third with the simplest deflection.
It was 3-3 when the Light Blues levelled through a low drag flick.
Kieran Gilmore set Eddie Harper away to round the keeper to score City’s fourth from a narrow angle, and Farrant volleyed into an open goal for their fifth.
But the university hit back again, scoring twice to secure a 5-5 draw.