In-form Georgie Coote fires hat-trick as Cambridge City II defeat Norwich City in East Women's Hockey League
Georgie Coote hat-trick inspired Cambridge City II to a 4-2 win over Norwich City in East Women’s League, Premier A.
Within 10 seconds of the start, Coote deflected into an open goal, only for Norwich to equalise minutes later.
Coote restored the lead by wrong-footing the keeper.
Captain Leanne Williamson made it 3-1, flicking high into the net after a penalty corner routine had broken down.
Norwich got a second, but City’s win was completed by Coote’s second hat-trick in as many games, with the final goal coming from a volley.
Nat Allen and skipper Boo Tooze fired City III to a 2-0 win over Colchester in 1N.
Allen drilled in a shot from a broken down penalty corner to give an under-strength City the lead.
Tooze got the second against the bottom side through a penalty stroke, and they could have had a third, but Tilly Boult’s penalty stroke was saved. The win keeps City second and pushing for top spot.
Cambridge South’s 13-match winning run was brought to an end with a 0-0 draw at Long Sutton in 2NW.
The slow pace of the heavily-sanded pitch prevented South producing their usual pass-and-move triangles and, despite dominating territory, they could not beat the hosts’ keeper.
Abi Jewkes and Kim Cooil were South’s joint players of the week, while Dani Arnold made her
Cambridge Nomads were undone by Spalding’s second-half display as they lost 4-1 in 2NW.
Ellie Martin had found the backboard in the first minute for Nomads, but the goal did not count as the ball was on the line from the short corner.
A strike from player-of-the-match Kate Westgate saw them go in 1-1 at half time, but they could not hold off the third-placed side in the second half despite some moments of good play.
A late goal saw City IV fall to a 4-3 defeat to Pelicans in 2NW.
City’s recent run had moved them out of the relegation zone, and they started well as skipper Megan Radcliffe released May Busher
to finish with a strong
Pelicans equalised and got another soon after to take the lead.
Chloe-Jean Parsley levelled from a penalty corner for City to make it 2-2 at half time.
Player-of-the-match Iona Tripp played a one-two with Abbey Cotton to restore City’s lead, but with Madigayle Yeoman down injured, Pelicans broke to equalise.
With seconds left, Pelicans got the winning goal with a simple tap in on the break.
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