Martin Hamon leads goal glut as Cambridge Nomads romp to success over Norwich
Martin Hamon scored a hat-trick in each half as Cambridge Nomads went goal crazy to beat Norwich City 12-1 in East Men’s League, Division 2N.
It was an understrength Norwich team and Nomads were in no mood to go easy as Jack Franklin and Richard Lloyd added to Hamon’s first half hat-trick for 5-0 at the break.
The trio were at it again in the second half, and one apiece from Freddie Jones and Sam Walker-Farrant sealed the win to reinforce Nomads’ five-point lead at the top of the table.
Walker-Farrant and Lloyd were joint men of the match.
Cambridge South bounced back up to second place with a 4-0 win over Bourne Deeping II.
The derby defeat had seen them drop to third, but they managed to prise open a
well-organised defensive set-up twice in each half.
Man-of-the-match James Bailey scored from a penalty corner and open play, and Jim Hockley and Ollie Lamming finished off sweeping moves.
South II’s four-match winning run came to an end as they were beaten Spalding II in 4NW.
Spalding went ahead twice in the first half, but South bounced back through two penalty corners, with Ash Artaman scoring from a drag-flick and Tom Blair on hand to put away a rebound after Shin Kim’s effort had been saved.
Two goals in five minutes after half time did for South, who were unable to get into any attacking momentum.
Man-of-the-match Ali Edge scored twice to help South III pull clear of the relegation places with a 3-2 win over Alford & District in 4NW.
Alford took the lead in the first half through a scruffy goal that bobbled past keeper George Toynton. It was 1-1 soon after the break as Edge touched home a penalty corner. Alford made it 2-1 through a set piece, but South hit back again as Nev Warren fired home a penalty stroke.
Edge arrived on the post to turn a penalty corner into the net for South’s winner, for their fifth victory in six games.
A poor opening 20 minutes cost South IV dear as they lost 3-0 to Bourne Deeping IV in 5NW.
Howard Steed and Simon Ta fired South V to a 2-1 triumph over bottom-of-the-table Ely City III in 6NW (S).
After James Yu’s shot had been saved, Ian Marshman collected the loose ball and passed it to Steed to tap in.
South continued to press with Ta prominent and he doubled the lead before half time.
Ely pulled a goal back after the break, and then South man-of-the-match, keeper Michael Gillingham made a string of saves to keep his side ahead.