Mens Hockey Division 3NW St. Ives I 6 Horncastle 0 IN an accomplished performance, St Ives won 6-0. The first half was close, with MoM Chris Castle s strike and Derek Pope s smart finish the only difference between the teams at the break. In the second
St. Ives I 6 Horncastle 0
IN an accomplished performance, St Ives won 6-0.
The first half was close, with MoM Chris Castle's strike and Derek Pope's smart finish the only difference between the teams at the break.
In the second half the goals began to flow for St Ives. Another from Pope and two from Ian Basser completed the job, Joe Brennan sealing the win.
St Ives 2 Gainsborough Roses 4
ST Ives' cup run was ended
in the fourth round by Gainsborough.
Against the run of play, Ian Basser gave St Ives the lead within the first 5 minutes.
The Lincolnshire side responded quickly, scoring two before the break.
St Ives came out fighting but couldn't capitalize when Gainsborough had two men in the sin bin.
MoM Joe Brennan worked tirelessly, but pressure did not result in goals.
Gainsborough took two more to wrap up the win, before Ben Apperley scored in the closing minutes.
St Ives IIIs 1 Cambridge City IVs 1
ST Ives bounced back from recent poor results with a draw against Cambridge.
Kevin Gilder and John Tudor formed a strong defensive base, and the first half-an-hour saw Saints press their opponents.
Andy Moore's initial shot from a short corner was saved, but Dave England followed up to score.
The lead lasted 5 minutes with Cambridge making it 1-1.
The second half saw the home side absorb plenty of pressure, with an impressive display from the younger players in the side.
Jason Jakes made some excellent saves, and full-backs Phil Ramsay and Mark Cox excelled.
Either side could have won at the death, but excellent keeping kept the home side out.
St Ives Vs 2 Market Deeping IIIs 1
HAVING lost to Deeping 7-0 earlier in the season, the home team were pleased to win.
The young players played with determination.
Midfielders Maltby, debutant Alfie Brennan and Bollom worked well. Centre forward Perry put in another good performance.
The first half was close. St Ives stood firm against Deeping's attacks with Glover and Campbell marshalling the backs.
The home team had two opportunities to score but failed to convert.
The second half saw Deeping dig deeper but a goal by Gooch gave Saints the lead.
Deeping equalised soon after, but Perry rescued St Ives with the winner, giving the home side a victory over a top-of-the-league team.