Vikings Hammer Local Rivals

PUBLISHED: 14:40 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:46 04 May 2010

Ely lock horns with Phoneix (green)

Ely lock horns with Phoneix (green)

VIKINGS 1 increased their lead at the top of CKA Division 2 with an imposing 15-3 victory over local rivals Littleport Lions 3.  The Vikings were seldom out of control in the keenly contested derby match as a flurry of early goals saw them shoot out to an

VIKINGS 1 increased their lead at the top of CKA Division 2 with an imposing 15-3 victory over local rivals Littleport Lions 3.

The Vikings were seldom out of control in the keenly contested derby match as a flurry of early goals saw them shoot out to an unassailable lead.

A strong first-half performance saw Ely thunder out of the blocks and pick up a 10-1 lead going in at the break. Having established the hefty advantage the Vikings coasted their second-half and went on to win comfortably.

Loes Versteegh was Vikings' top scorer with four goals, while Laura Matthews, Sarah Graves and Olly Watts each scored hat-tricks. Jonathan Smith and Andy Dunlop pitched in with a score a piece to complete the rout.

Meanwhile, in the Midlands Regional League, Vikings picked up two battling wins in London. They beat Phoenix by 11 goals to five in a physical match, before going on to play against Highbury immediately afterwards. Although taking an early lead, Vikings found themselves 7-3 down in the second half, but managed to battle back to 10-10 before Rob Wootton scored a last minute long-range winner to seal the match for Vikings. Vikings' top scorer on the day was Chris Brown, who scored seven goals over the two games.

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