Big wins as young teams rattle in goals

Under 8 Stretham Sporting 7 Burwell Tigers A 0 Stretham returned to form with an emphatic win against Burwell, who were grateful for a fine goalkeeping performance by Alex Coles. Kieran Penny and Harry Alexander scored the first two goals after

Under 8

Stretham Sporting 7

Burwell Tigers 'A' 0

Stretham returned to form with an emphatic win against Burwell, who were grateful for a fine goalkeeping performance by Alex Coles.

Kieran Penny and Harry Alexander scored the first two goals after fine moves, and Jamie Sanghera helped himself to a hat-trick before further goals from Edward Russell and Max Bovingdon wrapped up the win.

Under 9

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Chatteris Town 'B' 0 Witchford 8

Defender Daniel Chapman was the man-of-the-match for Witchford as his side earned a comfortable win at


The hosts never gave up, but were overwhelmed by an entertaining Witchford team that scored eight times through Matthew Loades (3), Euan Gilmore (2), Sam Gulliver, Ruairidh MacDonald and Nathan Parker.

Little Downham Eagles 10

Sutton Rangers 0

Joshua Jennings hit four goals and Max Russell grabbed three as Downham Eagles extended their unbeaten run to nine games against a battling Sutton side.

Downham asserted their superiority with early goals, and eventually hit double figures as Jordan Pettifor (2) and Jasper Rennison joined Jennings and Russell on the Eagles' scoresheet.

Cottenham 3 Soham Town 4

Conan Isaacson, David Hobbs, Johir Hannan and Ashley Clark - with a delightful chip - earned Soham a slightly fortunate 4-3 win at


Under 10A

Lakenheath 1 Soham Town 1

A match which started slowly erupted into life during the last few minutes.

The visitors looked to have taken the points when Ross Davey struck following a corner, but Lakenheath recovered with a last gasp equaliser.

Sean Turner, Alistair Hutchison and Joe Heal showed some fine touches in the Soham midfield, and man-of-the-match Travis Isaacson went close with a scorching angled drive in the second half.

Under 11

Lakenheath 0 Haddenham Rovers 1

Haddenham continued their recent good run with a hard-fought win against resilient Lakenheath.

Rovers survived early pressure from the home side before creating chances themselves, with Joe Snooks (twice), John Falconer and Alex Lowe all going close. Haddenham played uphill in the second half, but nevertheless began to dominate.

Jake Bartolozzi - who alongside Matthew Morton was again faultless in defence - missed narrowly with a long-range effort, and the Lakenheath 'keeper made good saves from Oli Holden and James Beary.

The only goal came with just five minutes left, scored by Beary but set up unselfishly by Lowe, who made a crunching tackle near his own corner flag before running the length of the field and leaving defenders in his wake.

Under 13

Soham United 2 Haverhill 2

Soham came from a goal down to share the spoils with their Suffolk rivals. Haverhill established a 30th minute lead as they dominated the opening half, but United 'keeper Joel Orme otherwise kept them at bay with a string of fine saves.

Olly Henderson's second half double turned the tide in Soham's favour, but the visitors hit back to salvage a point.

Luke Sells was the star of an excellent all-round team effort by United.

Under 14

Soham Town 3 Fordham Hammers 1

Defender Dan Sadler was the star man for Soham as they bounced back from last week's cup disappointment to win this keenly contested local derby.

They led at the half-way stage by virtue of a Dan Whitwell strike, but Alex Reynolds tapped home Fordham's equaliser following a defensive lapse.

Town created several chances after that however, and Graham Carson made it 2-1 after winning a tackle on the edge of the box.

Elliott Drewery grabbed Soham's third goal with a fine shot after a well-timed run.

Under 15

Witchford 1 Potton 1

An excellent contest ended with two goals in the final 10 minutes and honours even. Potton struck first with a header, but Witchford replied almost immediately through Jamie Douglas.

Under 16

Ely Crusaders 4 Little Downham 1

Early goals enabled Crusaders to put the skids under their local rivals.

Matt Kupka scored from close range after just four minutes, and Martin Collier added a second following a great solo run in the sixth minute.

Downham pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time, but Ollie Young struck with a neat chip on the turn to make it 3-1 and Crusaders added another goal before the finish through Joe Baker.