Hockey round-up: Five-star Ely Ladies respond in style

Action from Ely Ladies seconds' 5-0 win over Newmarket thirds.

Action from Ely Ladies seconds' 5-0 win over Newmarket thirds. - Credit: Archant

Ely Ladies’ seconds responded to their disappointing 0-0 stalemate with Bury St Edmunds thirds last week in goal-scoring style by finding the net five times against a hapless Newmarket.

The seconds’ five-goal haul was their third match unbeaten in Division Four North-West (South).

The Ladies’ firsts were also in fine form, notching six against Spalding thirds in a 6-1 triumph.

The firsts have now bagged 13 goals in their last two Division Three North-West matches.

Ely thirds weren’t so successful, however, after falling to a humiliating 9-0 defeat to Cambrige Nomads.

The thirds have the unenviable task of occupying bottom place in Division Four North-West (South) after not picking up a win all season.

They will also be wincing when vieiwing their goal difference, which stands at an embarrassing minus 105.

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Elsewhere, Ely men’s firsts fell eight points behind league leaders Cambridge South firsts in their quest for Division Three North-West glory after their clash with Long Sutton seconds was postponed.

Unfortunately for Ely, the club’s second and third men’s teams failed to experience success, as both fell to 5-0 defeats.

Ely men’s seconds came up against high-flying Spalding seconds, but were no match for the side in second who plundered five goals and condemned Ely to relegation from Division Four North-West.

Ely City thirds are also in trouble after being handed a 5-0 trouncing by Cambridge Nomads thirds.

The thirds have achieved just one win all season, and, like club’s second team, seem set for relegation from Division Six North-West (South).