HOCKEY Top St Neots men’s team left frustrated after being stung by another late leveller

St Neots Men's 1sts are back row, left to right, Iain Moor, Wes Cole, Anthony Holmes, Ben Seaber, Ja

St Neots Men's 1sts are back row, left to right, Iain Moor, Wes Cole, Anthony Holmes, Ben Seaber, Jack Nethercott, Michael Hornby, front row Chris Butterworth, Evan Lincoln, Dan Stevenson, Phil Round and Brett Nunn. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

St Neots Men’s 1sts were undone by a late equaliser for the second successive Saturday.

St Neots man Jack Nethercott (left) battles for the ball during the game against Leadenham. Picture:

St Neots man Jack Nethercott (left) battles for the ball during the game against Leadenham. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

They had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Leadenham 1sts in Division Three North-West of the East Men’s League.

The locals fell behind early on before turning the contest thanks to a Phil Round strike and a Brad Forsdick penalty, but they were pegged back in the closing stages.

St Neots 2nds were thumped 8-0 at table-toppers Wisbech Town 2nds in Division Four North-West, but the 3rds triumphed in Division Five North-West. They saw off Spalding 4ths by a 3-1 scoreline thanks to a Nathan Read brace and a Daniel Rowland effort.

The 4ths went down 6-0 at Kettering 2nds at the same level but there was a first win of the campaign for the 5ths in Division Six North-West (South).

Chris Butterworth in St Neots Men's 1sts' draw against Leadenham. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Chris Butterworth in St Neots Men's 1sts' draw against Leadenham. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant


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The locals had to settle for a 1-1 deadlock against Newmarket 1sts in Division One North.

Paula Bingham put the local side ahead, but that goal was quickly cancelled out.

Saints were then reliant on a fine penalty save from goalkeeper Mel Harding to keep them on level terms before skipper Emma Ritchie was denied a winner by the post.

The club’s two sides in the Five Counties Women’s League were both successful.

The 2nds beat Harpenden 2nds 2-0 in Division Two thanks to goals from Sue Glover and Amber Dickerson, while the 3rds went top of Division Four courtesy of a 3-2 triumph at Saffron Walden 5ths. That featured strikes from Sasha-Lee Pescod, Summer Payne and Pippa Le Cras.

The 4ths were beaten 6-1 by Cambridge South 3rds in Division Five North-West (South) of the East Women’s League. Jay Dickinson provided the consolation goal.

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