An early Jules Griffiths goal was enough to earn victory in a Division One North basement battle against bottom side UEA 1sts. But the St Ives side were reliant on a player-of-the-match performance from goalkeeper Ness Brown to preserve their advantage with a series of outstanding saves. St Ives 3rds climbed to the Division Four North-West summit after beating previous leaders Cambridge South 2nds 3-1 in a top-of-the-table showdown. Evie Bennett opened the scoring with her fourth goal in two games and fast-thinking Frankie Wilder doubled the advantage before the break. Pauline Hammond sealed victory in the second half before the visitors grabbed a late consolation. St Ives 3rds now lead the way in the standings on goal difference. Megan Slack, Phoebe McInroy and Emily Saul hit the goals as St Ives 4ths triumphed 3-2 against Newmarket 4ths in Division Five North-West (South). But the 2nds suffered a 4-0 reverse at Kings Lynn side Pelicans in Division Two North-West.