Robyn Rutter and Tamsin Loose strike in win for Cambridge South over North Norfolk
Robyn Rutter and Tamsin Loose scored for Cambridge South in a 2-1 victory over North Norfolk in East Women’s League, Division 1N.
Both goals came in the first half, through Rutter’s slap shot from the top of the circle and a scrambled second from Loose. North Norfolk pulled one back after the break.
Captain Katie Maude-Barker and Amelia Sangster scored for City III in a 2-1 win over Norwich Dragons in 1N.
Maude-Barker continued her trend of scoring from penalty corners to give City the lead, and Sangster doubled their advantage through similar means.
Dragons got a consolation, but the win keeps the title race open with City two points behind leaders Bury.
Juliette Stoop and Steph Kyprou-Westwood grabbed two goals apiece as Cambridge South III triumphed 5-0 against Huntingdon in 3NW.
Stoop got the first with a reverse-stick strike to make it 1-0 at half time.
Stoop added her second after the break, Tess Skyrme struck and Kyprou-Westwood netted twice as South put themselves in prime position for the second promotion place.
Despite the forwards’ efforts it was one of the reconfigured defence who won player-of-the-match plaudits, full-back Ginny Ashcroft getting the nod for her work both in defence and attacking down the flanks.
Cambridge City V lost 3-0 to 3NW title winners Newmarket, who maintained their perfect run of games with former City players Georgia Atherton and Faye Andreou combining well to keep the ball.
City II conceded two second-half goals to lose 2-0 to Cambridge University in Premier Division.
Claire Beytell was a creative force for City down the right wing as both sides had chances in the first half, but Amy Brooks was repeatedly denied by the students’ keeper.
Abi Jewkes was having a good game in the City midfield, but they were unable to retain possession.
An injury disrupted City’s rhythm and it was during this period that the university struck twice within a minute, and the victory took them up to a point behind their rivals in the table.
Kara Kilbourn made her debut for Cambridge City, but they lost 2-0 to Surbiton II in the Vitality Women’s League, Division One South.