Hockey round-up: St Ives seal opening-day win

Norwich City II 2-3 St Ives I ST IVES made their visit to Norwich worthwhile with an opening day league win. They fell behind to an early score when the hosts made the most of a short corner, but soon settled and Dave Land began to pull the strings in mid

Norwich City II 2-3 St Ives I

ST IVES made their visit to Norwich worthwhile with an opening day league win.

They fell behind to an early score when the hosts made the most of a short corner, but soon settled and Dave Land began to pull the strings in midfield.

Derrick Pope brought the scores back level and a short corner in the closing minutes of the first half saw Darren Coles hit the roof of the net.


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Saints created chances after the break but the home side found the net when another short corner was dispatched. With the game looking likely to end in a draw it was some skilful play by Pope that saw the points on the way back to St Ives.

St Ives II lost 3-1 at home to Rutland with Alfie Brennan on the mark for Ives.

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Ives III's match with Spalding III ended all square at 2-2, but St Ives IV took a 4-0 mauling at the hands of Boston. There were plenty of goals when St Ives V took a 4-4 draw at Wisbech.

St Ives Ladies II are already showing form this year with their third win in a row. Cambridge City III were on the receiving end this time as Ives won 2-0.

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