Relegation looms for St Neots
Men s East Hockey Premier B Wisbech 10 St Neots 2 RELEGATION looms for St Neots after they were given a hiding by a well-drilled Wisbech side that always looked the better team. The final score was 10-2 to the hosts, who must have been stunned into action
Men's East Hockey Premier B
Wisbech 10 St Neots 2
RELEGATION looms for St Neots after they were given a hiding by a well-drilled Wisbech side that always looked the better team.
The final score was 10-2 to the hosts, who must have been stunned into action when Saints opened the scoring through Ian Moor following a penalty corner.
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However, all hopes soon faded as Wisbech ran in four goals before the break.
Allan Knox nicked a consolation strike for the Saints who were completely outclassed in the second half and the red card to Wayne Tunnah and yellow card that Tim Brewer collected did nothing to help the cause.
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St Neots Ladies played top of the table Bluehearts and the match turned into a real cat and mouse affair.
After a goalless first half the game was settled when Saints were awarded a free hit just outside the 'D'. Sam Bradbury put a fine ball in and Sarah Moore touched it goalwards for Emma Ritchie to score.
The last 10 minutes saw Bluehearts continually attacking but the Saints defence stood firm and the final score was 1-0, meaning promotion now looks likely for the Saints.
On Sunday the ladies played in the EHA Vase at Barton. After conceding an early goal, Moore and Bradbury made it 2-1 to the Saints at the break.
Despite pressure by the home side the Saints stood firm and were rewarded when Moore completed her hat-trick to leave the final score 4-1 and give St Neots a place in the semi-finals.
St Neots Ladies II were pleased that Hannah Rose struck the only goal of the game to ease their relegation fears when they beat Welwyn at Hatfield.
St Neots Ladies III won handsomely at Chess Valley to finish third in the league. The 4-0 win came courtesy of two goals each for Juliana Dickinson and Charlie Gillam.