Emma Owens has starring role in Cambridge City II draw with Harleston Magpies II
Cambridge City II staged a comeback to earn a 3-3 draw against Harleston Magpies II in Mr Cricket Hockey East Women’s League, Premier Division.
The visitors stormed into a 3-0 lead, but City battled their way back into the match with Emma Owens the star of the show.
She drove to the baseline twice, utilising her speed and strong carry to evade defenders to tee up May Busher for two close-range finishers.
George Coote, so often the goalscorer, then turned provider, driving forward to cross for Owens, who took a touch and used her footwork to strike the equaliser.
City III secured a 3-0 win over Cambridge University II in 1N.
They made an early breakthrough as Katie Maude-Barker opened the scoring with a penalty corner deflection.
Rebecca Grainger made it 2-0 by evading a number of tackles before pushing the ball into the far corner while off balance.
Megan-Rose Beard finished the scoring with a strong strike from a penalty corner.
Cambridge South got back to winning ways in 1N with a 2-1 success over City of Peterborough II.
Having lost their unbeaten start to the season the previous week, they inflicted the same fate on Peterborough’s 100 per cent record.
A goal on the counter attack saw Peterborough take the lead after 15 minutes but South were only behind for five minutes.
Alice Wright rode a foul challenge to take full advantage by scoring with a reverse-stick strike from a narrow angle.
After half time, South were creating the better chances with both Sarah Haddow and Laura Ludlow going close.
They eventually made the breakthrough 10 minutes from time. Player-of-the-match Lucia Cately led the attack and an unmarked Ludlow scored into an open goal.
Steph Kyprou-Westwood netted a double as Cambridge South III won 4-2 against Wisbech Town II in 3NW.
A slow start led to Wisbech taking the lead, which woke up South and they equalised through an unmarked Kyprou-Westwood.
She made it 2-1 after half time and Orla Screaton turned home Anna Withington’s penalty corner for the third. Wisbech pulled a goal back, but Emily Hiscock completed South’s scoring.
Cambridge Nomads were held to a 0-0 draw by Long Sutton in 2NW.
They put the pressure on from the start to maintain possession and dominate play throughout, navigating the midfield with relative ease, but were unable to break the deadlock despite creating a lot of chances. Ali Billing and Zoe Andrews shared the player-of-the-match plaudits.
Cambridge South II surrendered a two-goal lead to be held to a 2-2 draw at Bourne Deeping.
It started well when South took the lead as player-of-the-match Liandi Venter redirected Dani Arnold’s reverse-stick strike past the keeper.
Two minutes after half time, Jess Foord swept home their second goal.
However, despite regularly testing the Bourne keeper, Nichola Fennell and Sam McComish were both sent to the sin bin, and Bourne scored from two penalty corners to make it 2-2.