Hockey : Kimber too shrewd for students

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Royal Air Force 4 Cambridge University 2

Chris Kimber may not have got his penalty corners going but he engineered the downfall of Cambridge University with a string of shrewd passes out of defence and some timely tackling as the RAF beat the students at RAF Halton yesterday.

After Cambridge had survived an initial Air Force onslaught, John Mayer dribbled through the airmen's ranks to score in the 16th minute. The RAF then took control, winning a string of penalty corners but it was not until their seventh that Dave Oatley equalised.

Ten minutes after the interval, John Crewe put the RAF ahead after a fine run by Graham Cartmell. Then from Cambridge's only penalty corner,Mike Meredith equalised.

Neil Powell made it 3-2 at a corner switch and then Cartmell followed up a Kimber corner shot for the final goal.

RAF: A Seaton (capt); F McLean, C Kimber, M Wealdon, D Oatley; A Beresford, P Anstee, S Chana; G Cartmell; N Powell, J Crewe. Substitutes used: Z Hussain, A Bethwaite.

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: P Piotrowicz; I Sands; D Churton, O Brew, T Parr; M Loose; J Mayer, M Meredith (capt), I Bateman; D Heathcote, G Playfair. Substitute used: T Gillman.

Umpires: N Cherrill (ECHUA) & T Kelly (RAFHUA).