Shin Kim helps Cambridge South break West Herts
And Cambridge City national league teams pick up points
Shin Kim was at the double for Cambridge South as they won 4-1 at West Herts III to move up the East Men’s League, Division 2S table
He got the opening goal through a penalty-corner drag flick and then efforts from Harry Lewis and Jack Chalk early in the second half saw them increase their lead.
West Herts pulled one back, but Kim grabbed another drag-flick penalty corner to complete the win; and they also had a Bhav Virdi penalty stroked disallowed.
Matt Kenzie scored twice for Cambridge South II as they won 5-1 against Alford & District in 4NW.
Chris Walsh had opened the scoring, while Owen Russell got his first of the season and Jon Mann rounded the keeper to grab the fifth.
South III’s hopes of maintaining their promotion push suffered a setback as they lost 4-1 to Wisbech Town II.
They took the lead when Nev Warren slipped a penalty corner to Dom Nelson to score, but Wisbech were 2-1 up by half time, and sealed their win in the second half.
In 6NW (S), South IV moved clear of nearest rivals Kettering III by beating them 3-1.
Kettering took the lead but Oli Anderson levelled from a narrow angle and then Rob Barton’s goal and a penalty-corner strike from Dave Monck clinched victory.
Simon Ta fired four times as South V had a comfortable 8-0 win over Ely City III.
Shahbaz Ali struck twice and Peter Creed and Nick Georgiadis also got their names on the scoresheet, while Luke Bevan marked his first game of competitive hockey with a clearance off the line.
Euan Gilmour scored twice for Cambridge City and Scott Perry and Brennan Alexander Parker got one apiece as they won 4-2 at Southgate in Men’s Hockey League, Conference East.
It means City lead the table by a point from Oxted with two games remaining before the winter break.
Molly Redgrave was on target for Cambridge City as they drew 1-1 with Barnes in the Investec Women’s Hockey League, Conference East.
Cambridge South slipped off the top of the East Women’s League, Division 2NW for the first time this season after a 5-1 defeat to City III.
City went 2-0 up but Sophie McComish pulled one back for South, who then thought they had equalised through Alice Hug’s penalty corner.
However, it was disallowed and South seemed deflated as City went on to score three more goals.
South II moved three points clear at the top of 4NW (S) after ending Newmarket II’s 100 per cent record with a 3-0 win.
Eimear Lee opened the scoring after five minutes, and goals from Izzy MacDonald-Parry and Katie Gibson after half time maintained South’s unbeaten form.
Cambridge Nomads II lost 3-2 to Sudbury II, with Abi Halliday and Flo Moore their scorers.
Dani Arnold and Lucy Davidson scored four goals apiece as Cambridge South III hit double figures for the third week in a row as they thrashed St Ives IV 16-1 to stay top of 5NW (S).
Lauren Brown netted a hat-trick on her return from injury, Izzy Echenique got a brace and Rebecca Frith, Aoife Screaton and Louise Walker also found the target.
South III have scored 52 goals so far this season, which is comfortably more than any other team in the East Women’s Leagues to date.
But South IV lost 2-0 to Newmarket IV despite a player-of-the-match performance from debutant Natalie Chikobvu.