HOCKEY Top St Neots men’s team left frustrated after being stung by another late leveller
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St Neots Men’s 1sts were undone by a late equaliser for the second successive Saturday.
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).
Sean Sanderson bagged both goals in the 2-1 success at Ely City 2nds.
St Neots Ladies 1sts were held to a draw last Saturday - by the team they pipped to East Women’s League title glory last season.
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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.