GALLERY: Ely see off challenge from Cambridgeshire rivals

Ely Ladies 2nds Hockey v Huntingdon Ladies 2nds,

Ely Ladies 2nds Hockey v Huntingdon Ladies 2nds, - Credit: Archant

Hockey City of Ely II 3 Huntingdon II 1

A blistering display from Ely City saw them secure a comfortable win over Huntingdon, on Saturday.

Goals from Nicky Daish, Ellie Alderton and Rhianne Jones wrapped up the win for Ely, who completed a league double over their Cambridgeshire rivals.

Victory keeps Ely in sixth place in East Hockey League Division 4NW, ahead of their trip to Cambridge South, on February 28.

Ely started the match strongly and put the pressure on the Huntingdon defence. Ellie Alderton was able to convert a pass into the D by skipper Neal into a fantastic reverse stick goal. Hunts brought the game level with a penalty corner but this didn’t deter Ely, who played well and were able to take the lead again just before half-time with a goal from Jones.

Ely continued to attack Hunts in the second half and also defended well against repeated attempts to attack on the break. Ely’s third goal came courtesy of an aerial flick from the top of the D by midfielder Daish, over the hunts defence and past the keeper into the top left of the net

Also in action on Saturday were Ely City III, who lost 4-1 at Bourn Deeping II, while the first team went down 4-2 to City of Peterborough.