Nick Jerman notches a double for Cambridge City III in win over Bourne Deeping
Nick Jerman netted twice for Cambridge City III in a 4-0 win over Bourne Deeping in Mr Cricket Hockey East Men’s League, Division 1N.
Sam Grimshaw opened the scoring with a low drag flick, and Jerman then deflected in two more Grimshaw flicks.
Mike Balding completed the scoring for City.
Steve Wicks crowned his debut for Cambridge South with a goal but they were comfortably beaten 5-1 by promotion-chasing Pelicans.
South II pushed 2NW title contenders Kettering all the way before falling to a 2-1 defeat.
Ed Creed had given South the lead from close range, but Kettering equalised before the break and grabbed the winner late on.
City veterans were beaten 2-1 by high-flying City of Peterborough III in 2NW.
The win keeps Peterborough in the promotion race, while the veterans edge closer to the relegation trapdoor, with their goal coming through Antoine Kenmere’s well-taken volley.
A clinical Cambridge University III side defeated a depleted City IV 2-1 in 2NW.
South III had four different scorers in a 4-2 success over Bourne Deeping II in 3NW.
Ali Smith got things going after a good spell of pressure, and Jack Chalk and Dan Loy made it 3-0 at half time.
Bourne pulled two goals back, but Eric Wong deflected in a fourth to seal the win.
Cammy Small’s goal could not inspire City V as they lost 6-2 at March Town in 3NW.
He used his pace to get free of the defence to push a shot past a stranded keeper.
March then went on a scoring spree before James Roca pulled another consolation back for City.
Joe Whittaker, Owen Russell and Thomas Grove struck to give South IV’s promotion hopes a boost in a 3-2 win over City VI in 4NW.
Goals from Roland Li and Dave Monck could not stop South V losing 4-2 to Kettering III in 4NW.
Strikes from Andy Thomas and Harry Britton, his first in South VI colours, were not enough for South VI as they fell to a 3-2 defeat to City of Peterborough in 5NW.
Ollie Lepage, Zinny Longson, Angus Gowland and Garth Hanlon were on target for Cambridge Nomads III in a 4-0 win over St Neots III in 5NW.
City II’s battle to beat the drop in the Premier Division continues after a 2-2 draw with City of Peterborough II.
Peterborough went 2-0 ahead in the first half, but City reduced the arrears through Henry Campbell’s drag-flick rocket shot.
With the final touch of the game, David Madden deflected in a penalty corner to earn a point, which leaves the two sides locked on 20 points. Broxbourne are already relegated, and Ipswich & East Suffolk have 18 points and Dereham have 16.
City lost 8-0 at home to title favourites Loughborough Students in the Men’s Hockey League, Division One North.