HOCKEY: It’s a first for Andy as two St Ives sides delivering double-figures drubbings

PUBLISHED: 13:29 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:29 16 March 2017

Shelley Read of St Ives Ladies 1sts in their win against Haverhill.

Shelley Read of St Ives Ladies 1sts in their win against Haverhill.

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Andy Hobley hit the first hat-trick of his career as table-topping St Ives 1sts bagged their biggest win of the East Men’s League season.

Goalkeeper Ness Brown makes a save during St Ives Ladies 1sts' victory against Haverhill. Goalkeeper Ness Brown makes a save during St Ives Ladies 1sts' victory against Haverhill.

Hobley’s exploits helped earn an 11-0 triumph at Spalding 2nds for the already-promoted Saints.

The double-figures destruction also featured a treble from Steve Gibson, who matched his hat-trick in the reverse fixture. James Lloyd (2), Mike Jenner, Dave Land and Nathan Jones were the other players to find the net.

St Ives 2nds’ promotion hopes might already have been dashed, but that didn’t stop them running riot last Saturday.

Tim Jones and Sam Helme both hit hat-tricks in a 10-0 success against a Wellingborough 1sts side, who only had seven players.

Helen Clarke found the net as St Ives Ladies 1sts beat Haverhill. Helen Clarke found the net as St Ives Ladies 1sts beat Haverhill.

Alex Ginns struck twice after being given an outfield role in the second period as Saints opted to operate without a goalkeeper. Peter Young and Miles Jones also netted.

Goals from Nathan Edwards and Carlie McCarter weren’t enough to prevent a 3-2 loss for the 3rds against Cambridge South 3rds in Division Five North-West, and both St Ives teams in Division Six North-West (South) went down by 4-0 scorelines. The 4ths lost to champions St Neots 4ths, while the 5ths crashed to Cambridge South 4ths.

St Ives Ladies 1sts put their East Women’s League Division One North safety beyond doubt by extending their winning streak to four matches.

The red-hot side saw off Cambridge University 2nds by a 3-0 scoreline last Saturday.

Lily Forward opened the scoring before before Shelley Read and captain Helen Clarke clinched the points in the second period.

St Ives 2nds continued their chase for promotion with a vital Division Three North-West victory.

A solitary strike from Katie Frear settled their contest at Haverhill 1sts, while the 3rds drew 0-0 with Cambridge Nomads 2nds in Division Four North-West (South).

* Huntingdon 1sts came from behind to register a third successive victory in Division Three North-West. Rebekah Bell levelled and Laura Porter hit the winner in a 2-1 success against City of Peterborough 3rds.

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