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Liz Freeman and Ellie Martin on target as Cambridge Nomads defeat Pelicans

Liz Freeman and Ellie Martin fired Cambridge Nomads to a 2-1 win over Pelicans in East Women’s League, Division 2NW.

The opening goal came within the first 45 seconds, and it arrived via Freeman.

Pelicans fought back and were strong on the counter attack, but Nomads keeper Erica Hilbery made some good saves to maintain their 1-0 lead at half time.

Another swift start from Nomads saw Martin got the second goal.

A combination of strong wing attacks and a disputed goal helped Pelicans get back into the game, but Nomads held on for the win to move them to second place in the division, with Ali Billing named player of the match.

There was defeat for Cambridge South though, as they were beaten 4-2 by runaway leaders City of Peterborough II in 2NW.

Peterborough had only conceded three goals in their prior 10 matches, and they went 2-0 ahead early on.

South were not fazed though, and with Katie Gibson’s pace on the wing proving a problem, Alice Wright reduced the arrears following a penalty corner and then Amalia Thomas found the target to
make it 2-2.

Peterborough eventually broke through in the second half to add two goals to earn the win.

Lauren Brown scored twice as South III produced one of their best performances of the season to beat Royston II 4-1 in 4NW (S).

Brown got the first from a penalty stroke and Rhiannon Davies doubled the lead from a penalty corner.

Brown got her second of the game after the break, turning in a cross from Kath Atkin.

Royston pulled a goal back, but Lucy Davison completed the winning, dribbling around two players to smash in against her former club.

Jess Foord scored a consolation goal for South IV and goalkeeper Emily Boyd was named player of the match as they were beaten 9-1 by leaders Ely II in 5NW (S).

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