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Phil Jones is at the double for Cambridge Nomads

By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk

Alex James in action for Cambridge Nomads v Cambridge South Hockey Picture: Harry Hubbard
Alex James in action for Cambridge Nomads v Cambridge South Hockey Picture: Harry Hubbard

Three wins out of three in East Men's League

Cambridge Nomads III made it three wins out of three in East Men's League, Division 6NW (S) by beating Ely City III 3-0.

Phil Jones was on target twice and Mel Ragnauth also scored.

But leadership of the division belongs to Cambridge South IV, who beat South V 7-2.

Shahbaz Ali had opened the scoring for South V with a penalty stroke inside five minutes, but then South IV took over, with goals from Oli Anderson, Rob Barton, Simon Jelley, Paul South, man-of-the-match Jimmy Wood and two from Simon Ta.

Adrian Granger Brown netted the final goal of the game for South V.

In Division One, Alex James was at the double for Cambridge Nomads as they won 2-1 against Long Sutton.

Quality finishing condemned Cambridge South to a 4-1 defeat to Bedford II in 2S.

South went into the match with the best defensive record in the division, but came unstuck to go 3-0 down. Dave Aston pulled one back, but there was still time for Bedford to get a fourth.

Cambridge South II defeated bogey side Peterborough VI 2-0 in 4NW. They had previously struggled to break down Peterborough's resilience, but found a breakthrough after only three minutes from Jack Chalk, who slapped home James Menzies' cross.

Toby Watson then got his first goal for the club in the second half.

Nomads II earned a 4-1 win at St Ives II. Paul Matthews struck twice from short corners, and Arthur Meadows poached what would have been Matthews' third with a deflection at the far post. Sugi Furuta completed the scoring.

South III also won in 4NW, beating Bourne Deeping 2-1 to move within goal difference of leaders Wisbech thanks to Ash Dookun's volley and skipper Nev Warren firing home.

Euan Gilmour continued his hot-scoring form as Cambridge City won 7-1 against West Herts in Men's Hockey League, Conference East.

Brennan Alexander Parker and Gilmour scored in the first half, before West Herts pulled a goal back.

In the second half, Gilmour scored three more and Darren Cheesman and Warren D'Souza got one apiece.


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