Izzy MacDonald-Parry and Laura Ludlow on target as Cambridge South win in East Women’s League
Goals from Izzy MacDonald-Parry and Laura Ludlow secured Cambridge South a 2-1 win over Wisbech Town in a fractious game in Mr Cricket Hockey East Women’s League, Division 1N.
They both found the target in the first half, but South were also grateful to player-of-the-match Louise Tonkin for a number of good saves to enable them to establish a lead.
Tonkin maintained that form into the second half, but was finally beaten as Wisbech set up a grandstand finish.
South held on for the victory, despite having skipper Kim Cooil sin-binned and defender Annie Macdonald’s competitive debut ended by injury.
Flip Toley hit a hat-trick as Cambridge Nomads defeated St Neots II 4-0 in East Women’s League, Division 2NW.
They started the game well to heap the pressure on the Saints and it resulted in four goals, three of them for Toley and one for Fran Lentini, all coming from good teamwork and movement in the D.
St Neots made a strong start to the second half, but after getting into the Nomads D and forcing a short corner, could not convert and Nomads were able to see out the win, with Anna Dunkerley named player of the match.
Cambridge South II cruised to a 4-0 win over City of Peterborough III in their first game in Division Two.
It was a fast start as Liandi Venter converted an assist from player-of-the-match Rhiannon Davies for the first goal. Davies set up Jess Foord for the second with a waist-high pass, and Venter powered home a penalty corner to make it 3-0 at half time.
With 30 seconds left of the match, Tess Skyrme got her first goal for South II after good work from Sophie Hodgkinson and Foord.