Dominated the middle, upfront and generally all across the pitch. Great performance.
Cambridge South 1s travelled to Bury St Edmunds 1s on a windy day at Culford for a top of the table clash with significant ramifications for this year's Div 2N league. Both teams started brightly, with Bury taking a lead after ten mins following some loose play by South. A number of chances were had by both sides, with defenders and keepers working hard at both ends. The score at half time was one-nil.
The momentum swung to South after Chris Pearson was on the end of a dangerous tackle in the D. He put away the resulting penalty stroke confidently in the top left corner. South upped the pace of the game and scored two further goals in quick succession, Mark Williams with a neat reverse stick finish and James Bailey bundling the ball over the line only two minutes later. Bury were reduced to nine players for a few minutes after receiving two yellow cards, and Owen Harrison took advantage of the space at the back post to deflect a fourth goal from a superb pass from the sideline by Tom Kemsley.
South held onto the lead and saw out the game to go back to the top of 2N on goal difference, confirming their promotion to Division 1 for the first time. Stuart Rimmer (captain) commented after the game, "We are thrilled with today's result which confirms our promotion to Division 1 for the first time in Cambridge South's history. The squad have consistently played high paced and energetic hockey throughout the season and fully deserve to move back to the top of the league. It's fantastic for the club which continues to go from strength to strength, with five men's and five ladies' teams and a thriving juniors set-up as well."