Heidi Baber and Jordan Homann fired Cambridge City to Bedford win
Second-half goal clinches triumph for City
Heidi Baber and Jordan Homann were on target for Cambridge City as they beat Bedford 2-1 in the Investec Women’s League, Conference East.
City took control of the game from the start, with a dazzling display of passing hockey putting in Baber for the opener.
They forced the game without getting a second goal, and it was giving Bedford chances on the counter-attack.
Katie Curtis almost thwarted one such attack, only for a penalty flick to be awarded and despite keeper Polly Oakman’s best efforts, Bedford were level.
After half time, Hannah de Selincourt found the back of the net via a well-worked deflection but it was disallowed as reverse stick.
City’s pursuit of a winner finally paid off as Homann struck with a reverse-stick rocket.
Harriet Pruett made a jet-setting appearance for Cambridge South IV to be named player of the match in their 1-0 defeat to St Neots IV in East Women’s Hockey, League, Division 5NW (S).
She now lives in New Mexico but was on a 10-day break in the city when she appeared for her former club.
South were hindered in their search for an equaliser though as Ania Rygielska suffered a facial injury and centre forward and top scorer Emily Stevenson tended to the sweeper on the sidelines.
Cambridge South III have one game left in their bid to complete a 100 per cent record for the season after beating Ely III 8-0 in 5NW (S).
Lucy Davidson completed a hat-trick to reach 44 goals for the season and Lou Walker also got three goals. Jess Langford and Jess Watson got one apiece to complete the win.
Amy Kingston bagged a brace and Phillipa Downing got one as Nomads II won 3-1 against Ely City II in 4NW (S).
Alice Wright scored a hat-trick for Cambridge South II, including a spectacular strike into the top corner, as they beat Royston 3-1 in a friendly.
They need a point in their final league game to claim the 4NW (S) title.
Cambridge Nomads were beaten 2-1 by Peterborough II in 2NW, with their goal coming from Flip Toley’s penalty stroke, after Ellie Martin had been taken out by the keeper.