Laura Ludlow on target in Cambridge South win over Cambridge City IV
But Cambridge Nomads are held to a draw
Laura Ludlow’s goal helped Cambridge South see off Cambridge City IV 1-0 in the East Women’s League, Division 2NW.
City hit the post in the first attack of the game, and South responded as Ludlow shot marginally wide just seconds later.
Ludlow continued to pose a threat, and was rewarded midway through the half by finishing off some good driving play from the midfield.
Blythe Murphy led the defence by example as South held on to their lead to complete the win.
Liz Freeman was player of the match for Cambridge Nomads as they drew 0-0 with Spalding in 2NW.
Both teams struggled to keep possession in the early exchanges, and with rapid turnovers it remained 0-0 at half time.
Nomads stepped up the pace after the break, using the space well to maintain the majority of the ball, but despite multiple shots on goal, Spalding defended well to keep them at bay.
Freeman was player of the match for a second week in a row after excellent work in midfield and off the ball.
The top two sides in 4NW (S) faced each other, and it was Cambridge South II that triumphed, beating Cambridge City V 7-0.
They both had 100 per cent records and 11 goals to their names, but South were top having not conceded a goal.
Two goals in two minutes from Dani Arnold swung the game South’s way. She went on to complete her hat-trick, Eimear Lee got two and Jess Woodhouse and Hannah Snow, with her first for the club, got one apiece.
Cambridge Nomads II beat South III 4-0 in 4NW (S), while South IV lost 3-0 to Newmarket III in 5NW (S).