Fantastic fours for Cambridge South duo Lucy Davidson and Catriona West
Great day for club's teams
Lucy Davidson and Catriona West grabbed four goals apiece as Cambridge South III maintained their place at the top of East Women’s League, Division 5NW (S) with a 10-0 win over Ely City III.
They dominated territory and possession from start to finish, but were only 2-0 up at half time. However, the floodgates opened in the second half, with Davidson and West finishing with four goals each and Dani Arnold and Hayley Pryke getting one apiece.
Cambridge South’s first team maintained their own table-topping standards in 2NW with a 3-1 win over Alford & District.
The visitors’ long-ball tactics unsettled South and saw Alford take the lead after 11 minutes, but after South established their passing game, they looked more threatening.
At the start of the second half, Amalia Thomas and player-of-the-match Maddy Barker scored to give South the lead.
And Sophie McComish got a third to complete the win.
Also in 2NW, Cambridge Nomads beat Pelicans 2-1.
Flip Toley arrived back from South Africa that morning to play in the game, which saw Pelicans score first. But strikes from Charlotte Argue and Liz Johnson sealed Nomads’ victory.
Eimear Lee was at the double for Cambridge South II as they beat Haverhill II in 4NW (S).
South went into the game top of the table, and Lee’s goal after six minutes set them on course to retain their position.
Lee got her second towards the end of the half, and Alice Wright and Izzy MacDonald-Parry were on target after the break.
Player-of-the-match honours were shared between defender Jess Butterworth and midfielder Jess Woodhouse.
Liz Halliday scored for Cambridge Nomads II, but they were beaten 2-1 by St Ives III.
Cambridge South IV made it four wins out of four for the club’s teams as they earned their historic first league points with a 3-2 win over Newmarket III in 5NW (S).
Emily Stevenson scored two goals and Jessica Matthews Kelly netted one for South.
But with many contenders for player of the match, the accolade went to Charlotte Wilson for her defensive skills, with her work at the back restricting Newmarket to just two strikes, from Laura Excell and Sophie Kelly.
In Investec Women’s Hockey League, Conference East, Cambridge City were beaten 2-0 at home by Hampstead & Westminster.