Round-up: Ram raiders too strong for defeated Ives
St Ives 1-3 Ramgarhia --- A DEPLETED St Ives faced the league s top scorers looking to improve on last week s poor performance against Vauxhall. With key regulars missing, the hosts reshuffled defensive line was soon tested with Alex Ginns forced into a
St Ives 1-3 Ramgarhia ---
A DEPLETED St Ives faced the league's top scorers looking to improve on last week's poor performance against Vauxhall.
With key regulars missing, the hosts' reshuffled defensive line was soon tested with Alex Ginns forced into an early save from a close-range shot.
Against the run of play Ives took the lead after Jamie Moise's penetrating run ended in a neat cross for Alex Prestage to score at the back post.
Ramgarhia's short corner drag flicker, a thorn in so many teams' sides this season, was kept quiet by the Ives defence, with Paul Swannell saving his best effort on the goal line.
The visitors equalised just before half time when an attacker drifted into the D and drilled a shot into the corner of the net. Ives' hopes were dented when they lost top scorer Derrick Pope early in the second half.
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Despite losing a man to the sin bin, Ramgarhia dominated possession and it was not long before the drag flicker short corner did some damage, resulting in another goal, and injuring Moise when a powerful flick hit his knee. With no substitute available the hosts were forced to finish the match with 10 men.
Ives defended desperately but were beaten for the third time with another goal from a short corner.
St Neots V 2-3 St Ives V
ST IVES V claimed a win at St Neots to leapfrog their rivals into third place in the league.
Ives went 1-0 down to a short corner but an equaliser soon came when Rob Brand scored from a set piece. St Neots went on to re-take the lead after scoring from another short corner but Ives got back on level terms through Michael England.
The winner was scored by Brad White just before half time but Ives were reduced to 10 men after the restart when Dave Lace received a red card.
nST IVES II went down 4-2 away to Cambridge South, with Ives III losing 4-1 to Cambridge South III.
After two weeks in the doldrums St Ives IV found form to win 2-1 against Market Deeping III, with Mick Forsdick and Matt Peak grabbing the goals. Strong defensive displays from Andy Rhodes, Andrew Bunting and Ben Coxen made sure of the three points.
nST IVES Ladies couldn't penetrate a resolute Ipswich defence, falling to a 3-0 defeat away from home. St Ives Ladies II fought out a 3-3 draw at home with Cambridge Uni III, and St Ives Ladies III played out a no-score draw with Cambridge South I.