Sat 31
Mens 1st - East Division 3NW
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South Cling On To See Off Saints

South Cling On To See Off Saints

By David Humphrey
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Cambridge South did just enough to ensure their 100% record was upheld as they defeated St. Neots 2-1 in a hard-fought match.


With Cambridge South winning all 6 of their games this season, you could forgive them for thinking it would be business as usual when they faced the up-and-down St. Neots yesterday. However, this couldn't be further from reality as St. Neots put up a hard fight and pushed South all the way to the very end. Cambridge South striker McCullogh (who scored both of South's goals) summed it up perfectly: "St. Neots was our toughest test this season. They just kept coming at us and never gave up. On a different day it could have been a very different result but I'm happy we could get over the line with the win this time".

Cambridge South went ahead early on after a ten minute period of dominance over St. Neots. Saints compiled the misery when Garth Mooney was sin-binned for 2 minutes for dissent. Things went from bad to worse when Daniel Sutton took a ball to the face and had to go to hospital to get it sorted, leaving St. Neots with the bare 11 men. However, St. Neots equalised with 10 minutes to go in the first half thanks to Anthony Holmes slotting home from a penalty corner.

The second half was completely open and end to end hockey. Eventual Man of the Match Rhys Edwards was there for St. Neots time after time to mop up any Cambridge South pressure. Unfortunately for Saints, he couldn't stop Cambridge South from taking the lead with 15 minutes to play.

St. Neots threw the kitchen sink into coming back once more, but the Cambridge South keeper made several vital saves, particularly two very late on from Darren Coles' cannon shots, to ensure South recorded their 7th win of the season.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 31, Oct 2015

Kickoff

13:00

Competition

Division 3 North West
Rhys Edwards

Player of the match

Rhys Edwards