Ollie Lamming bags a brace for Cambridge South against Berkhamsted
See-saw game goes the way of the hosts
Ollie Lamming notched two goals to give Cambridge South some breathing space at the bottom of the East Men's League, Division 2S table with a 4-3 win over Berkhamsted.
Lamming opened the scoring with a reverse-stick finish, but that started a pattern as Berkhamsted equalised.
Mike Karran and Harry Chalk both put South back in front, but on each occasion, Berkhamsted responded.
However, with five minutes remaining, Lamming scored the winning goal to help South pull clear of the sides in the 2S drop zone.
In Division One, Cambridge Nomads suffered a 6-0 home defeat to East London.
But Cambridge Nomads II secured a 2-1 win over Bourne Deeping IV in 4NW, thanks to goals from Sugi Furuta and Arthur Meadows.
Owen Russell grabbed a last-minute goal to give Cambridge South II a 1-1 draw against Long Sutton II in 4NW.
The visitors had gone ahead through a first-half penalty corner, but in the closing stages, South earned themselves a penalty corner that Jon Mann moved on to Russell to score.
Also in 4NW, an under-strength South III lost 3-1 to Alford & District.
Will Jones scored for South, and the score could have been greater for Alford if it had not been for South goalkeeper Matt Saint-Gower, who produced a man-of-the-match performance.
In the South derby in 6NW (S), there was a thumping 11-2 win for the IVs against the Vs.
Early strikes from skipper John Greaves, Simon Jelley and Dave Monck established a three-goal lead, but the Vs fought back through a brace from Oliver Weston.
Jimmy Wood struck for the IVs to make it 4-2 at half time.
After the break, the Vs tired as the IVs took control, and Greaves and Wood both finished with hat-tricks, Paul South scored two and Rob Barton grabbed one.
But South IV fell to their first defeat of the season on Sunday, losing 1-0 to bottom-of-the-table Kettering IV in a match that was postponed before Christmas.
Also in 6NW (S), Stephen Hodgson fired Cambridge Nomads III to a 1-0 win over Ely City III.