Kim Cooil is on target in Cambridge South win over St Ives
Promotion is the goal for South
Kim Cooil’s goal proved all important for Cambridge South as they won 1-0 against St Ives II to take a big step towards promotion from 3NW.
The sides had started the day in first and second, and leaders South had looked more likely to score in a goalless first half.
But the deadlock was broken in the 55th minute as Cooil seized on a loose ball at the top of the circle to place an accurate shot inside the near post.
The win increased South’s advantage at the top of the table to four points.
Cambridge South II are awaiting a ruling from the East League officials after their match in 4NW (S) with Newmarket III was abandoned at half time.
The visitors did not have a keeper and South built up a 7-0 lead through a Kendra Seed hat-trick, two from Lauren Brown and one each from Izzy MacDonald-Parry and Emma-Rose Smith.
But after a Newmarket player sustained a blow to the knee near the end of the half, and another player struggling after a clash of heads, Newmarket informed the umpires that they were conceding the game.
Pippa Saunders celebrated her 18th birthday by firing Cambridge South III a 1-0 win over Newmarket IV in 4NW (S).
South were the dominant team from the start and had many chances against a strong Newmarket defence, and it was Saunders’ first goal for the club that clinched her side victory.