Martin Hamon is the hat-trick hero in Cambridge Nomads win
Derby success in East Men's League
Martin Hamon hit a hat-trick for Cambridge Nomads as they won 6-3 against Cambridge City III in East Men’s League, Division One.
They took a few minutes to get going, conceding the opening goal after 10 minutes, but bounced back through efforts from Hamon and Richard Lloyd.
Hamon’s drag flick hit the top corner post and fell to Jack Franklin to score Nomads’ third.
At the start of the second half Hamon got his second, and James Willington then got his first goal of the season with a reverse hit between the keeper’s legs.
Hamon completed his treble with a penalty stroke to seal the win.
A depleted Cambridge South fell to a 3-1 defeat to Witham in 2S.
Chris Pearson dribbled past two defenders to fire South into the lead, but Witham hit back on the counter attack and then took charge of the game in the second half, scoring through a slick move and adding a third from a penalty corner.
Chris Walsh’s four-goal second-half salvo led Cambridge South II to a 5-0 win over St Neots II in 4NW.
It was scoreless at half time as South were unable to turn their control into goals, but Walsh broke the deadlock with his first of the season. He went on to get three more before Dom Reeve completed the win.
Cambridge Nomads II were beaten 5-4 by Wisbech Town I.
In a heated game that saw a number of players shown green and yellow cards, Paul Matthews grabbed a hat-trick and Angus Gowland got one for Nomads as the goals were traded throughout the match.
But Wisbech got the winner in the closing minutes.
Cambridge South III’s strong start to the season, which had seem them earn 13 points out of a possible 15, came to an end with a 6-1 defeat to Cambridge City V.
City were 4-0 up inside 20 minutes, and it could have been five if South keeper Andy Thomas had not saved a penalty stroke.
Simon Ta pulled one back after the break, but City added two more goals.
Rob Barton’s trademark reverse-stick finish and Nathan Monck’s goal on his return after a two-year break saw Cambridge South IV win 2-0 against St Neots V in 6NW (S).
Cambridge South V and Cambridge Nomads III fought out a 0-0 draw.
Nomads went into the game on a 10-match winning run stretching back to January, but could not find a way past South keeper Howard Steed, in his first match in goal.
While man-of-the-match Adrian Granger and Shahbaz Ali both went close for South.
Euan Gilmour scored four goals as Cambridge City won 7-1 against West Herts in Men’s Hockey League, Conference East.
Brennan Alexander Parker, Darren Cheesman and Warren D’Souza were also on target for the leaders.