HOCKEY: Ely City’s men claim sixth straight win but ladies draw a blank

Rebecca Sharpe in action for Ely City in their 0-0 draw with Horncastle. Photo: Steve Wells

Rebecca Sharpe in action for Ely City in their 0-0 draw with Horncastle. Photo: Steve Wells - Credit: Archant

A backs-to-the-wall performance earned Ely City men’s first team a sixth straight win last weekend.

Kat Bamber dives to keep the score at 0-0. Photo: Steve Wells

Kat Bamber dives to keep the score at 0-0. Photo: Steve Wells - Credit: Archant

A Chris Purllant strike and a Matt Samouel double saw the in-form side win 3-0 at City of Peterborough 5ths on Saturday and move to within a win of top spot in Division Three North-West of the East Leagues.

Back on home soil, the club’s ladies were looking to put pressure on the top two sides in the Three North-East Division, but their clash with Horncastle failed to produce any goals.

Goalkeeper Kat Bamber put in an inspired performance to keep the visitors at bay but Ely’s attackers couldn’t find the decisive goal.

Fifth-placed Ely men’s seconds had a much more productive afternoon in front of goal, however.


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They hit double-figures in an excellent 11-1 win over St Ives 5ths. Craig Hall and Liam Goodson both hit hat-tricks.

St Ives, though, weren’t to be beaten completely, with their ladies third team beating Ely’s second team 6-0.

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Ely’s third men’s side also lost in their away match against Cambridge South 5ths.

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