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Helen Richardson-Walsh grabs Cambridge City's final goal of Investec Women's Hockey League, Conference East campaign




Helen Richardson-Walsh scored Cambridge City's equaliser against St Albans
Helen Richardson-Walsh scored Cambridge City's equaliser against St Albans

Cambridge City ended their Investec Women’s Hockey League, Conference East season with a 2-2 draw against St Albans.

Meg Crowson had put City ahead in the first half, but Natasha Humphris equalised for St Albans through a penalty corner before the break.

Samantha Archer-Overall fired St Albans in front after 55 minutes, but Helen Richardson-Walsh equalised for City in the 61st minute.

City had already confirmed third place in the table.

In the East Women’s League, Cambridge South completed their 2NW season with a 4-0 win over Spalding.

Carly Brown powered home the opener in the final minute of the first half, after being set up by Amalia Thomas.

Robyn McLean marked her final match as captain with a penalty stroke after the break, while Izzy Echenique, who was making her first-team debut along with Eimear Lee and Charlotte Wilson, scored two goals in a player-of-the-match performance.

Keeper Louise Tonkin made some excellent saves as South confirmed the highest finish in their team history with third place.

Iona Bell and Bex Jackson were on target for South V as they earned a 2-0 friendly win over Letchworth V.

A disappointing season for Cambridge City in the Men’s Hockey League, Conference East ended with a 2-1 defeat to City of Peterborough.

Going into the game, City already knew they would finish bottom of the table and they found themselves 2-0 adrift after two quick
second-half goals.

Brennan Alexander Parker pulled one back for City, but they were unable to find an equaliser.

In East Men’s League, Cambridge South III completed their season in 4NW with a 3-1 defeat to runners-up Spalding III.

The hosts were 3-0 up by half time, but South pulled a goal back after the break through defender Mariano Rosenzvaig’s powerfully-struck penalty corner.

Despite a difficult finish with defeats to three of the top four, South turned their campaign around to avoid relegation, going on a run of seven wins out of eight after Christmas having only claimed six points in their opening 10 games.

Man-of-the-match Andy Thomas was on target for South V in a 2-1 friendly defeat to
Newmarket III.


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