Alice gets it Wright with late leveller as St Neots hold unbeaten leaders St Ives in ladies’ derby

The St Ives Ladies 1sts team.

The St Ives Ladies 1sts team. - Credit: Archant

Captain Alice Wright hit a last-gasp leveller to earn St Neots Ladies 1sts a fine derby draw last Saturday.

Wright’s unstoppable late blast guaranteed a 2-2 deadlock against unbeaten St Ives 1sts in Division Two North-West of the East Women’s League.

It was the second time St Neots had clawed their way onto level terms as they became only the third team all season to take points off the table-toppers in the processs.

Amy Wilkinson had provided their earlier equaliser on the stroke of half-time with Claire Wibberley-Young grabbing both St Ives goals.

St Neots Men’s 2nds have clinched promotion in the East Men’s League. Their rise from Division Five North-West was confirmed by a 5-0 success against Long Sutton 3rds last Saturday and they only require two more points to seal the title.

St Neots 5ths were another team to manage an eye-catching result as they toppled runaway leaders City of Peterborough 8ths in Division Six North-West (South).

Man-of-the-match Paul Lawman bagged both goals in a 2-1 success and also produced a fine goal-line clearance at the other end.

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Adam Horlock starred with a hat-trick in the latest in-house derby at that level. His goals helped the 3rds beat the 4ths, for whom Michael Hornby found the net, 3-1 while the 1sts crashed 4-0 at leaders Cambridge South 1sts in Division Three North-West.

Last weekend won’t live long in the memories of those at St Ives.

Only one of the club’s seven teams in action could manage a victory with all five men’s sides suffering defeats.

The promotion-chasing Ladies 3rds were the successful outfit as Laura Beadles, Pauline Hammond and Hannah King all struck twice in a 9-0 rout of Cambridge City in Division Four North-West (South) of the East Women’s League.

St Ives Men’s 1sts’ march towards safety in Division Two North of the East Men’s League was held up by a 1-0 loss to UEA.

The 2nds also remain in trouble in Division Three North-West as goals from Tim Jones and David Jones couldn’t prevent a 4-2 loss against Horncastle 1sts.

Joe Warr delivered a deft finish to provide the 3rds’ goal in a 7-1 loss at the hands of Cambridge City 5ths in Division Four North-West. The 4ths went down by a single goal against Bourne Deeping 5ths in Division Five North-West while a brace of Yaw Kwateng goals couldn’t prevent a 4-2 loss for the 5ths against Cambridge Nomads 3rds in Division Six North-West (South).