A round-up of hockey action in St Ives, St Neots and Huntingdon.

Hockey

Colchester 4-1 St Ives

TABLE-topping Colchester were hardly the opposition Saints needed to arrest the club's recent poor away form, and Ives were well beaten.

The visitors started in meaningful fashion with the defence in control and both the midfield and attack working tirelessly. Both teams created chances but it needed a bit of magic from Darren Coles to break the deadlock.

From the restart Colchester equalised, then took the lead as Ives struggled to get a grip on play. With Saints chasing the cause, Colchester put the game out of sight with two final blows.

St Ives II visited neighbours St Neots but found the going just as severe. St Neots held all the aces in the 3-1 win, although Ollie McGlashan found the net for Ives. St Ives III fared no better against Ely II, going down 2-0.

St Ives Ladies took a real drubbing on Sunday against Wisbech. Vicky Leighton netted the Ives goal but the defence was run ragged as Wisbech won 8-1.

The Ladies had shown better form on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Watton, as Abby Holland notched her seventh of the season.

St Ives Ladies II won 2-1 against Wisbech II, and the third team finished 0-0 against Bourne.

• HUNTINGDON Ladies were left to rue missed chances as they lost 4-1 at Cambridge South in the Premier Cup.

Huntingdon scored within two minutes through Jacqui O'Neill.

Missed chances after the break allowed South a lifeline, and they equalised from a penalty corner before adding three more for a flattering scoreline.