Goals flow for leaders Cambridge City in Investec Women's Hockey League, Conference East
Win on the road at Bedford
Cambridge City top the Investec Women’s Hockey League, Conference East after a 3-0 win at Bedford.
Having won their opening two matches at home, City showed the same form on the road by taking their total number of goals for the season to 12.
Ella Dowling and Megan Crowson were on target in the first half, and Hannah Bloy completed the scoring after the break.
Sarah Haddow’s first goal for Cambridge South helped them to a 2-2 draw at St Ives in East Women’s League, Division 2NW.
St Ives had been relegated last season but started the campaign well, and went 1-0 up early on against South.
However, Alice Wright’s first goal of the season drew things level, and Haddow’s maiden effort for the club put them in front.
Player-of-the-match Laura Ludlow’s hard work up front kept the hosts on their toes, however, they could not add to their lead and St Ives got a second-half equaliser.
Ellie Martin struck twice for Cambridge Nomads as they won 4-0 against Newmarket in 2NW.
They broke the deadlock after five minutes as Sarah Warren’s cross was converted by Martin, and held their lead at the break.
Kate Westgate doubled their advantage by tapping in a short corner, Charlotte Argue made it 3-0 with a reverse-stick shot and Martin scooped in her second for 4-0. Ruth Marriott was named player of the match for her work in midfield.
Goals from Izzy MacDonald-Parry and Eimear Lee helped South II keep their perfect start to the 4NW (S) season with a 2-0 win over Nomads II.
Dani Arnold’s run down the wing and cross set up MacDonald-Parry for the opener, and Lee made it 2-0 with a reverse-stick flick.
South could not add to their total despite dominating territory and possession, but their defending was solid, led by joint players-of-the-match Grace Blackwell and Jenny Taylor.
A late save from keeper Louise Robeson means South are yet to concede a goal this season.
Lauren Brown scored twice as Cambridge South III earned their first win of the season, beating St Neots IV 4-2 in 4NW (S).
Brown opened the scoring, pouncing on a loose ball after a deflection from Rhiannon Davies and skipper Laurie Mackenzie doubled the lead through a penalty corner.
St Neots pulled one back before half time, but after the break, Becky Jackson made it 3-1 and Davies and Brown combined again for the fourth. St Neots got a late consolation.
Brown and Jasmine Ong shared the player-of-the-match honours.
Tess Skyrme netted her first goal for South IV while keeper Emily Boyd was named player of the match as they lost 7-1 at Bury St Edmunds IV in 5NW (S).