Daniel Baker has a look at some of the local sports from around the region.
In football, Cambridge United lost on the road again in League 2 on Saturday as they went down 2-0 at Swindon Town.
Despite creating a healthy number of chances and testing the hosts, goals from Keshi Anderson and Harry Smith gave the Robins the win.
Uche Ikpeazu hit the crossbar and both Ikpeazu and Jabo Ibehre had efforts cleared off the line as the home defence stood firm.
U’s manager Shaun Derry, who had played down speculation of a move to Gillingham prior to kick-off, said: “I’m disappointed with the result. I thought the result didn’t match the level of performance.
“We played well at times on the front foot, but I’m disappointed with the goals. But what disappoints me more than anything that the standards we hit on Tuesday against Forest Green weren’t the same standards as today.”
Histon were made to work for their 1-0 win over Hadleigh United on Saturday. Max York’s header in the 86th minute ensured the Stutes got maximum points, but only just.
The likes of Danny Gould, Sheldon Weinman, Shaun Jenkins, Joe Sutton and Matt Hayden all tried their luck before York bagged the winner.
Cambridge City thrashed St Ives Town in the Southern League Cup on Monday night. They ran out 6-2 winners with Lewis Wilson getting a hat-trick.
In the Kershaw Premier, Sawston and Cambridge City Development were our local winners on Saturday. In Senior A, Milton are now top after beating Ely City Reserves 4-1.
Teams from both Senior A and Senior B also had cup commitments too and our winners were Bar Hill, Cambridge University Press Reserves and Whittlesford.
Elsewhere, Cambridge United Women destroyed Haringey Borough on Sunday as they ran out 12-2 winners. Kelley Blanchflower, Amy Howlett and Amber Cantwell all scored hat-tricks. Their development team didn’t fare so well though as they lost 3-2 to their Ipswich counterparts.
In other women’s football news, Cambridge City Development beat Cambridge University 3-0 on Sunday in the local derby and Milton were thrashed 8-0 at home by St Ives Town’s development side in the cup.
In snooker, Cambridge-based Neil Robertson saw off Fang Xionman in Round 1 of the European Masters on Monday as he won by four frames to none.
In rugby union, Cambridge RUFC fell agonisingly short against the Old Elthamians on Saturday as they went down 28-29 at Volac Park.
The Blood and Sand had taken the lead early on, but trailed 21-7 at the break and despite a late Olly Petrides try and Albert Portsmouth conversion, they couldn’t complete the comeback.
Shelford came from behind to Sidcup on Saturday. They trailed 12-10 at the interval, but ran out 32-24 winners in an entertaining encounter.
Cantabs were hammered 69-10 by Rochford Hundred while their second team also lost at Saffron Walden. Their thirds did beat Wendens Ambo in their clash.
The Cottenham Renegades beat Shelford thirds 20-5 on Saturday too to round off a mixed weekend for our local sides.
In rowing, Melissa Wilson and Holly Hill suffered heartache at the World Rowing Championships in Florida as they missed out on a medal in the women’s pair FA final.
The University of Cambridge duo finished fourth in the event and were just eight seconds short of winning a bronze medal.
In futsal, Cambridge United got their National Futsal Super League season off to a disappointing start as they lost 6-3 against Birmingham on Sunday.
In hockey, Cambridge City Hockey Club endured another frustrating afternoon in the Women’s Conference East as they lost to Wimbledon on Saturday.
In the East Leagues, the women’s winners included Cambridge City seconds, thirds and fourths and Cambridge South put eight without reply past Wisbech seconds.
The men’s winners included Cambridge City fourths, fifths and sixths.
And in horse racing, there was a busy programme of racing at Newmarket on Friday and Saturday and 50-1 shot Dolphin Vista, in the Cambridgeshire Handicap, was among the winners.
Published by Daniel Baker