Smiles for St Neots' men after snapping winless streak at Spalding

Jonathan Percival led the second team at St Neots to a first win in 13 games.

Jonathan Percival led the second team at St Neots to a first win in 13 games. - Credit: TIM BETTSWORTH

The ladies' first team continued their unbeaten form but it was the success for the men's seconds that brought the biggest smiles to St Neots Hockey Club.

Kate Clarke scored a stunner for St Neots seconds.

Kate Clarke scored a stunner for St Neots seconds. - Credit: HELEN ROWLAND

The 4-2 victory away to Spalding was their first in 13 East League Division Four North West games and lifts them up one place to 10th.

Luca Buxton put them ahead but they needed a second for him and one each from captain Jonathan Percival and Paul Ray to seal the win.

Sadie Werrett bagged two for St Neots ladies' first team in their latest victory.

Sadie Werrett bagged two for St Neots ladies' first team in their latest victory. - Credit: TIM BETTSWORTH

The ladies' firsts beat University of East Anglia in Division One North to move up to sixth and take their unbeaten run to six games.

All five goals in the 3-2 win came in the second half with Chloe Pinn and two from Sadie Werrett giving Saints the three points.

Sue Glover scores for St Neots' second-team.

Sue Glover scores for St Neots' second-team. - Credit: HELEN ROWLAND

The seconds and thirds both lost. Kira Herbert, Sue Glover and Kate Clark were on target for the twos in a 6-3 loss to Kettering while the threes went down 4-0 to Newmarket.

Kira Herbert was one of the scorers for the second team at St Neots.

Kira Herbert was one of the scorers for the second team at St Neots. - Credit: HELEN ROWLAND

The fourths won though, beating Long Sutton 2-1 with goals from Willow Browne and Lizell Heather.

Willow Browne, Lizell Heather and Marie Quintella celebrate the winner for St Neots fourths.

Willow Browne, Lizell Heather and Marie Quintella celebrate the winner for St Neots fourths. - Credit: TIM BETTSWORTH

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There were no more victories for the men though as the firsts, third and fourths all lost.

The thirds were beaten 4-0 against Cambridge Nomads while the fourths lost 5-0 at City of Peterborough.

Action as St Neots men hosted St Ives.

Action as St Neots men hosted St Ives. - Credit: TIM BETTSWORTH

The first team were at home to neighbours St Ives and they were in touch at half-time, trailing with a goal from Hugh Wilson and good saves from Chris Turner.

The final quarter of the second half though proved St Neots undoing as Ives ran riot to claim a 7-1 win.

Rory Mooney led the way with a hat-trick for Ives while there was two for Pete Liddle and one each from Adam Wilson and Alex Grange.

Three wins from their final four games will secure back to back promotions.

Rory Mooney scored three for St Ives against St Neots.

Rory Mooney scored three for St Ives against St Neots. - Credit: JOHN PRESTAGE

The seconds lost 5-1 to Long Sutton, Jacob Weir the scorer, while the thirds went down 1-0 to Kettering.

The fifths also lost to Ely City but goals from Charlie Bradshaw and Richard Kellet give the fourths a 2-0 win over Bourne Deeping.

Sophie Hewitt got the only goal as the ladies' fourths beat Wisbech Town but there was only one other goal across the rest of the section as the firsts, seconds and thirds all lost, Amelia Stiles getting that for the latter against Cambridge Nomads.

Huntingdon ladies were brought back down to earth after a 5-0 defeat away to second-placed Cambridge South in Division Three North West.

It had been a different story a week earlier though as a goal from Cora Davies was enough to beat third-placed Kettering 1-0, ending a run of three straight defeats.

They sit eighth in the table with three games to go.