Daniel Baker has a look at some of the local sports from around the region.
In football, Cambridge United beat Chesterfield 2-1 in League 2 on Saturday, but the U’s did it the hard way in challenging weather conditions.
Kristian Dennis gave the Chesterfield the lead after a goalless first half which saw the U’s squander several chances.
But a Jevani Brown free-kick brought Cambridge level before Uche Ikpeazu stabbed home the winner to make it two wins in as many games.
Cambridge City extended their unbeaten run to seven games ahead of Monday’s match with Arlesey, but they dropped two points against Chalfont St Peter.
Lewis Wilson missed a first half penalty for the Lilywhites, but Ryan Sharman put them a goal to the good after the break.
Jake Cass’ well-taken free kick levelled things up, but the visitors missed chances to win the game and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
Histon lost ground in the play-off race as they went down 3-2 at Stanway Rovers. They had pulled level at 2-2 after going 2-0 down, but Toby Blanche struck the decisive goal for the Colchester-based side.
In the Kershaw Premier, West Wratting maintained their six-point lead at the top with a 1-0 with over Brampton on Saturday.
Elsewhere, second place Great Shelford beat Comberton 8-0 and Gamlingay pulled themselves away from the bottom after beating fellow strugglers Foxton.
In Senior A, Fowlmere moved within three points of the top with a win over Soham Town Rangers. In 2A, Sawston Utd Reserves picked up their first league win of the season as they beat Litlington Athletic.
In 3A, something had to give in the match between Meldreth and Haverhill Rovers A. Both sides had a 100% winning start prior to kick-off, but Meldreth won 4-1.
In 4B, Fordham Reserves picked up their sixth win out of six as they saw off Wisbech Town Acorns Reserves. In 5B, free-scoring St Ives Rangers Reserves beat Chatteris Fen Tigers Reserves 2-0.
In the Women’s Premiership, Cambridge University picked up their first points of the season with a 1-0 away win at Park Ladies on Sunday.
In the Championship South, Milton’s first league game of the season saw them lose 10-1 to the Burwell Tigers and Fulbourn Institute beat Isleham 6-2.
Cambridge United Women were beaten 1-0 by AFC Wimbledon on Sunday and Cambridge City beat Billericay 2-1 with the goals coming from Charlotte Gillies and Bella Simmons.
In rugby union, Cambridge RUFC came from behind to grind out a narrow 8-7 win over Ampthill & District. The Blood and Sand trailed 7-0 at the break, but an Albert Portsmouth try and Jack Green kick won them the game.
Their seconds played their Ampthill counterparts on Saturday too and lost a thrilling contest 38-31. Cambridge’s thirds also picked up a win as they thrashed the Cottenham Renegades 71-10.
Shelford were battered 34-8 by Guildford, but there were wins for their thirds, fourths and fifths on Saturday.
In hockey, Cambridge City’s winning run was ended on Saturday as they lost 2-0 to Sevenoaks in the Women’s Conference East.
In the East leagues, many of our women’s and men’s were in action too. In the women’s games, the winners included Cambridge City thirds, fourths and fifths, Cambridge University seconds and thirds, Cambridge South firsts, seconds and thirds.
The men’s winners included Cambridge City fourths and fifths, Cambridge Nomads seconds and thirds and Cambridge South seconds, thirds and fourths.
In snooker, Cambridge-based Neil Robertson saw his English Open hopes shattered on Friday night as he lost to Anthony McGill in the quarter-finals.
And in handball, the men’s and women’s teams from Cambridge Handball Club were due to play Nottingham and Coventry Sharkbite respectively on Sunday.
Published by Daniel Baker