HUNTINGDON Ladies finally made their possession count with a 6-2 win over Wisbech in the East Cambs Premier League.

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HUNTINGDON Ladies finally made their possession count with a 6-2 win over Wisbech in the East Cambs Premier League.

An under-strength Wisbech went behind when Sarah Chadband opened the scoring, but soon bounced back to equalise.

Hannah Darcy, Huntingdon’s player of the match, pressured the Wisbech defence to restore the lead but Huntingdon were caught out before the break and conceded a second.

A change of formation by Hunters after the break made the difference: Darcy and Jacqui O’Neill both netted. Bernice Bales drilled in number five and, with minutes remaining, Chadband completed an emphatic victory.

● ST IVES Ladies were in scoring mood as they ran up a 5-1 win over Pelicans.

Ives had won 9-6 when the teams met earlier this year, and they served up goals again.

Ives bossed the first half, and Helen Clarke and Alice Brooks both claimed doubles. The second half was more broken but Clarke completed a hat-trick before the visitors took a consolation near the end.

● ST IVES Ladies II took a point from a goalless draw at Cambridge University III.

● St Ives Men I climbed to second in the league with a 4-2 win at Old Southendians.

A reshuffled back line helped Ives produce a performance filled with pace and confidence.

Ben Scarrow fired in the first goal but the home side drew level just before the turn-round. Paul Swannell and Matthew Chitty gave Ives breathing space with a goal each, and James Lloyd secured the win before the hosts nicked a second at the death.

● ST IVES II had a day to forget, losing 5-0 at Rutland, and Ives III tumbled to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Peterborough V. There was better news for both the Ives IV, who won 3-0 at Ely IV, and St Ives V who beat Cambridge South IV 6-0.