HOCKEY: St Ives sides in fine form while St Neots team survive despite defeat
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St Ives 3rds continued their late-season East Men’s League promotion charge last Saturday with a fourth successive victory.
Alex Paddock and Tom Smith hit the goals as they saw off lowly Horncastle 2nds 2-0 to remain in second place in Division Five North-West with two games to go.
St Ives 1sts are another team in fine form in the closing stages of the campaign.
They reeled off a fourth victory in their last five Division Two North games when beating King’s Lynn team Pelicans 1sts 4-1.
James Harris struck twice with David Haslegrave and Darren Coles grabbing the other goals.
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St Ives 4ths returned to winning ways in Division Six North-West (South). Gareth Whitfield and Ben Rowbotham hit braces sin a 5-1 victory against bottom side Wisbech 4ths.
Jacob Weir also found the net as the St Ives outfit registered their 10th win of the campaign.
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But the 2nds were on the receiving end of a 9-1 defeat at promotion-chasing Horncastle 1sts in Division Three North-West.
St Neots 1sts are assured of safety at that level despite suffering a heavy defeat last Saturday.
The local lads were thumped 5-0 by Cambridge City Veterans, but the threat of relegation is over due to results elsewhere.
An in-house derby showdown went the way of formbook as St Neots 2nds thumped their rock-bottom stablemates, the 3rds, 5-0 in Division Five North-West.
And there was also a drubbing for the 4ths, who were thumped 6-0 by table-topping Kettering 3rds in Division Six North-West (South).