HOCKEY: Hot-shot Harris fires a hat-trick as St Ives side continue super streak by blowing away a set of Dragons

PUBLISHED: 16:03 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:35 20 February 2018

James Harris hit a hat-trick as St Ives 1sts beat Norwich Dragons. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

James Harris hit a hat-trick as St Ives 1sts beat Norwich Dragons. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

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James Harris hit a hat-trick as St Ives 1sts continued their fine run of East Men’s League form in 2018.

Adam Maltby found the net as St Ives 1sts beat Norwich Dragons. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY Adam Maltby found the net as St Ives 1sts beat Norwich Dragons. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

The local lads extended their unbeaten run to five matches with a 4-2 triumph against Norwich Dragons 1sts last Saturday.

Adam Maltby also found the net in a success which kept his side’s faint hopes of a second successive promotion alive.

The club’s 2nds continued their challenge for Division Four North-West title glory with a pleasing victory.

They came from behind to register a 2-1 win at Cambridge South 3rds – a result which moved them level with long-time leaders Wisbech Town 2nds.

St Ives 1sts on the attack during their success against Norwich Dragons. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY St Ives 1sts on the attack during their success against Norwich Dragons. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

Tim Jones levelled late in the first half from close range before Pete Liddle completed the turnaround in the closing stages after a Jamie Sewell shot had been saved.

Mike McKenna, Joe Warr and Miles Jones fired St Ives 3rds to derby glory as they claimed a 3-1 win against St Neots 4ths to move to within a point of the Division Five North-West summit.

St Ives 4ths returned to winning ways with a bang in Division Six North-West (South) as they thrashed Kettering 4ths 18-1.

Tom King-Venables led the charge with seven goals and Jon Wildin struck four times. Tom Smith bagged a brace with Richard Corbett, Simon Dew, Alex Berry, Alex Clark and Rob Brand also on target.

James Harris hit three of the goals to help St Ives 1sts see off Norwich Dragons. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY James Harris hit three of the goals to help St Ives 1sts see off Norwich Dragons. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

But St Ives were denied a full set of successes as their 5ths were beaten by a solitary goal against Cambridge South 5ths at the same level.

Depleted St Ives Ladies 1sts were plunged deeper into East Women’s League relegation trouble last Saturday.

They were beaten 5-0 by fellow strugglers Watton in Division One North as only the fine exploits of goalkeeper Chloe Fegan-Webb prevented an even heavier defeat.

St Ives 3rds saw their promotion hopes dented by a 5-0 defeat to Cambridge South 2nds in a big Division Four North-West (South) clash.

And the club’s 4ths were also beaten as they went down 2-1 to their Newmarket equivalents in Division Five North-West (South).

Emma Williams halved their arrears with a fine individual effort late on.

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