Table-topping St Ives Ladies are hottest shots in the East

St Ives Ladies 1sts captain Helen Clarke.

St Ives Ladies 1sts captain Helen Clarke. - Credit: Archant

St Ives Ladies 1sts became the highest scorers in the East Women’s League when extending their perfect start to the season.

The Division Two North-West table-toppers recorded a sixth successive victory when seeing off City of Peterborough 2nds 5-0 despite having four regular players missing.

Captain Helen Clarke laid on the opening goal for Naomi Chalkley before doubling the lead herself with a powerful strike from a penalty corner. They had the match won by the break as Abby Scarrow fired into the corner of the net for a third goal before Chalkley deflected in her second of the game.

Clarke added the only goal of the second half after being picked out by a Carly MacDonald cross.

Saints’ 38-goal tally is the highest of any ladies side in the entire East Women’s League. Only one male team – Plashet 1sts – have scored more with 39 goals to their name.

Vicky Leighton struck twice as St Ives Ladies 2nds drew 3-3 with Bourne Deeping 1sts in Division Four North-West (South) while the 3rds also shared the spoils in a 1-1 deadlock against Bury St Edmunds 1sts at that level. Emily Skidmore was the St Ives goalscorer.

Only one St Ives men’s side – the 3rds – managed a positive result as they drew 4-4 with City of Peterborough 7ths in Division Four North-West of the East Men’s League.