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ST NEOTS ladies thirds beat Enigma 2-1 despite being forced into some late changes. Having gone a goal down they rallied and fought back with goals from Juliana Dickinson and Bev Reid. The ladies second team won a close game against Letchworth 3-2. Beh
ST NEOTS ladies' thirds beat Enigma 2-1 despite being forced into some late changes.
Having gone a goal down they rallied and fought back with goals from Juliana Dickinson and Bev Reid.
The ladies' second team won a close game against Letchworth 3-2. Behind 1-0 at the break, they approached the second period positively and were rewarded with two goals from Hannah Rose and another from Corrine Henson.
Huntingdon ladies' first team went to Cambridge but lost 2-1 to Cambs South. They were under pressure for large parts of the game but took a 1-0 lead into the break courtesy of a Lucy Lumbers strike. South equalised early in the second half and nicked the winner minutes from time.
St Ives men's first team had a long but fruitful visit to Norwich, beating the hosts 1-0.
In their fifth straight win of the season, St Ives controlled the game for long periods but failed to convert a number of good chances.
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After a goalless first period, the hosts exerted more pressure on the Saints in the second half but a sound display by the team kept Norwich at bay.
Five minutes from time debutant Alex Drummond popped up to score after some excellent work by MOTM Alex Prestage.
The thirds visited City of Peterborough fifths and brought home a 1-1 draw, but would have been disappointed after dominating the first half. Singh scored the St Ives equalising goal with only minutes left on the clock.
St Ives fourths journeyed to Lincolnshire to play Horncastle. The hosts dominated for most of the game and ran out 5-0 victors.
Playing at home, the fifths lost to league leaders, Boston thirds 4-2, despite two strikes from Michael Jenner
St Ives ladies held out in a nail biting finish against league newcomers Colchester for a creditable 2-2 draw. They took an early two-goal lead with two strikes from Helen Clarke but the visitors hit back with two well-worked penalty corners.
The ladies' seconds had a great 3-1 win at Cambridge fourths. Vicky Warner scored twice before the hosts grabbed their goal in the run up to the break. A goal by Laura Robinson in the second half secured the win.
Visitors Market Deeping dominated the ladies third team for almost the entire game but great defensive play and superb goalkeeping by POTM Vicky Ray restricted the visitors to a single goal late in the first half.
* St Ives Hockey Club has been given an Awards for All grant of £8,987. The money will support hockey development in the area and began with a Level 1 coach's course on Monday. Several other events are planned and details can be obtained by contacting club chairman Simon Fairhall on 07767 390516.