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Minnie Eve marks Cambridge City V return in style

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Minnie Eve scores for Cambridge City V. Picture: Simon Webb (53264084)
Minnie Eve scores for Cambridge City V. Picture: Simon Webb (53264084)

Minnie Eve and Anna Hall were on target for Cambridge City V in a 2-1 success over Shefford & Sandy II in Mr Cricket Hockey East Womens’ League, Division 3NW.

Eve marked her return to Saturday hockey with a strong display up front, driving at defenders and it was from one such run that she scored. Hall got the second through a second-phase penalty corner.

Player-of-the-match Steph Kyprou-Westwood scored a first-half hat-trick as Cambridge South III triumphed 6-0 over City of Peterborough IV in 3NW.

They were 3-0 up inside 10 minutes as Kyprou-Westwood got two and Juliette Stoop finished stylishly. The hat-trick was completed by the break, and Kyprou-Westwood added a fourth in the second half.

Emma Julian completed the scoring.

Three set-piece goals earned South II a 3-0 win over St Ives II in 2NW.

After applying constant pressure for 35 minutes, the breakthrough came when Liandi Venter was upended and she converted the penalty stroke.

Skipper Dani Arnold doubled the lead through an inventive penalty-corner routine, and Rhiannon Davies rounded things off in the last minute through a more conventional routine.

Katie Maude-Barker struck twice for Cambridge City III as they clinched a 6-0 win over St Neots in 1N.

She opened the scoring through a penalty corner, and doubled the lead in similar fashion five minutes later.

Millie Ely, Grace Evans, Chanre Bond and Alice Whitmore, on her City debut with a well-taken finish into the far corner, were also on target.

Cambridge South were the latest side to lose to Bury St Edmunds, who maintained their 100 per cent record in 1N with a 3-1 win.

South made a bright start, going in front through Izzy MacDonald-Parry’s goal in the fifth minute. But Bury’s impressive interplay and movement saw them surge 3-1 clear by the break.

Debutant Grace Blackwell was South’s player of the match for her hard-working performance.

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