HOCKEY: Nat’ll do nicely as Dodson leads Huntingdon Ladies on a goal charge while there are a hat-trick of hat-tricks from St Ives players

PUBLISHED: 09:56 03 November 2016

Natalie Dodson scored four goals for Huntingdon Ladies 1sts. Picture: ADAM CUNDICK/MARK HEATH

Natalie Dodson scored four goals for Huntingdon Ladies 1sts. Picture: ADAM CUNDICK/MARK HEATH


Huntingdon Ladies 1sts scored more goals last Saturday afternoon than they had managed in the first six matches of the season.

Chloe Cundick scored twice for Huntingdon Ladies 1sts. Picture: ADAM CUNDICK/MARK HEATH Chloe Cundick scored twice for Huntingdon Ladies 1sts. Picture: ADAM CUNDICK/MARK HEATH

They produced a double-figures destruction of bottom side Wisbech 3rds when roaring to a 17-0 success in Division Three North-West of the East Women’s League.

Natalie Dodson hit four of the goals while Jess Homans and Sarah Chadband both claimed hat-tricks.

Chloe Cundick struck twice with Rebekah Bell, Jacqui O’Neill, Laura Porter, Pam Begg and Cora Davies also getting in on the act.

Captain Helen Clarke hit a hat-trick as St Ives Ladies 1sts slayed a set of Dragons.

Clarke’s haul ensured the locals came from behind to record a 3-1 victory over Norwich opponents in Division One North.

But the St Ives side were also reliant on a series of fine saves from Ness Brown on a day when they failed to truly fire.

Ellie Burgess’ brace kept St Ives 2nds in Division Three North-West title contention. She hit both goals in a 2-0 triumph against Horncastle, but the 3rds suffered only a second slip-up of the season when going down 4-0 to Cambridge Nomads 2nds in Division Four North-West (South).

Three St Ives sides highlighted their promotion claims in the East Men’s League with emphatic successes last Saturday.

Mike Jenner hit a hat-trick as 1sts slammed bottom side Wisbech 2nds in Division Three North-West.

Steve Gibson hit his first goal since returning to the club while Alex Prestage, Pete Liddle and Dave Land also found the net.

There was also a treble in the 2nds’ 9-3 trouncing of Bourne Deeping 3rds in Division Four North-West.

Peter Young was the player to score three times in that game, while Cam Seton bagged a brace. Tim Jones, Sam Helme, Mike Boyle and Mike England also netted for a team sitting joint top in the standings.

And the 4ths climbed to the top of Division Six North-West (South) by triumphing in the first all-St Ives showdown of the season at that level.

Langton Takawira and Thomas King-Venables hit two goals apiece and Matt Jago was also on target in a 5-1 victory against the club’s 5ths.

St Ives 3rds lost 2-1 to March Town 2nds in Division Five North-West despite a Rob Brand strike.


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