City up against a Wall

Under-8 Soham Town Colts 5 Ely City 0 ELY City were given a rough ride in their first ever match. Ged Montana opened the scoring and Cedric Turner quickly doubled Soham s lead. Man of the match Callum Wall then made it 3-0 with a cracking shot that w


Soham Town Colts 5 Ely City 0

ELY City were given a rough ride in their first ever match.

Ged Montana opened the scoring and Cedric Turner quickly doubled Soham's lead.

Man of the match Callum Wall then made it 3-0 with a cracking shot that went in off the crossbar.

Ely created good chances, but Lewis Cox was strong in Soham's defence and Joseph Dockerill commanding in midfield.

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Montana and Turner both added another goal each to seal the win.

Ely Crusaders 2 Mildenhall 3

A MUCH changed Crusaders' side narrowly lost this friendly match.

Ely struggled to gel in the early stages, however, newcomers Serifo Balde, Owen Buxton, Matthew Everett, Anthony Nelson and Rian Swift, supplemented by some more of the more regular players, competed well throughout.

Two goals from Lewis Hook kept Ely in the game until a late strike clinched the win for the visitors.

Ely Crusaders squad: Serifo Balde, Owen Buxton, Matthew Everett, Sam Felton, Edward Frodsham, Lewis Hook, Evan Jeckells, George Leech, Anthony Nelson, Jay Spittles, Rian Swift.


Witchford Colts 14 Sutton Rangers 0

SOME great play saw Witchford cruise to another comfortable win.

The passing and moving was excellent throughout and goals came from all over the pitch.

Matthew Loades grabbed a superb double hat-trick, Sam Gulliver scored three, Harry Braybrooke scored twice and Daniel Chapman and Nathan Francis both grabbed a goal each.

Braybrooke also defended superbly and won the man of the match award. Sutton deserve praise for refusing to give up.

Witchford squad: Sam Gulliver, Matthew Loades, Euan Gilmour, Nathan Francis, Daniel Chapman, Harry Braybrooke, Ruairidh MacDonald.


Ely City 1 Soham Town Colts 5

SOHAM'S passing was the difference in this enjoyable game on a muddy pitch.

The visitors started brightly and took the lead when Joe Heale passed to Alistair Hutchison, before midfielder Kieran Fuller topped off some powerful runs with a second Soham goal. But a short back-pass allowed Ely to steal a goal back.

Soham's third goal followed the best move of the match, early in the second half, when Jordy Turpin played a neat one-two with Travis Isaacson from a corner, and crossed well for Ross Davey to head home.

Sean Turner made it 4-1 with a fine solo effort and then Davey made the most of a good cut-back to complete the scoring with his second goal of the game.

Soham man of the match: Sean Turner.


Cottenham United Colts 1 Ely Crusaders 5

A SCOTT Callaghan hat-trick and a fine team effort helped Ely to a superb win.

They played against a strong wind in the first half and contained the home side well before snatching the lead with a thunderous Callaghan shot.

The whole of the second period was virtually played in Cottenham's half and Ely doubled their lead when Thomas Walker slipped the ball through to Rowan Shergold, who finished well.

Callaghan then grabbed his second when he pounced on to a rebound.

Alex Germeney made it 4-0 when he controlled an awkward ball well and tapped in from close range, before Callaghan completed his hat-trick after some slick passing throughout the whole team and an inch-perfect Walker pass.

Cottenham grabbed a late consolation goal after a rare defensive lapse.

Ely Crusaders squad: Oscar Haines, Ryan Marston, Tom Matcham, Harry Beeton, Tyler Thurston, Scott Callaghan, Thomas Walker, Tom Biscoe, James Callow, Jake Day, Sam Dix, Alex Germeney, Luke Hall, Lewis Jones, Rowan Shergold, Joe Steggles.


Bar Hill Colts 2 Littleport Town 0

PORT struggled to find their form against good opposition on Sunday. Playing downhill and with the wind behind them, Port could not break down the host's defence.

Bar Hill took a controversial lead, just before half-time, with a header from a corner, with the referee overruling the linesman's decision that the ball did not cross the line .

Littleport improved in the second half but were unable to score and Bar Hill wrapped up the points with a deserved second goal.

Littleport squad: Sam Barker, Kiaran Phillips, Jake Kennedy, Charlie Bowditch (c), Ben Jewitt, Luke Thompson, Ben Hawkins, Josh Tollet, Arron Heaps, Nico Bishop, Joseph Murfitt, Jake Browning, Ashton Oakes.

Hemingford Colts 1

Little Downham Eagles 5

LITTLE Downham had too much firepower for the hosts to cope with.

A Brandon Weller header, which a defender failed to clear off the line, gave the visitors the lead in the fourth minute, but Hemingford drew level 10 minutes later.

A thunderous 20-yard drive from Jack Ure restored Eagle's lead five minutes before the break.

With the wind at their backs, Eagles piled on the pressure in the second half and Harry Spencer quickly latched onto a throughball to put them 3-1 up.

Daniel Burdin then made it 4-1 with a magnificent individual goal, beating five players before confidently slotting home.

Heminford's keeper made several good saves before Nathan Grainger scored with a low finish, 10 minutes from the end.

William Fuller had a fine second half on the right wing and won the man of the match award.


Cambridge Muskateers 0 Ely City 0

ELY fired in shots from all over the park but just couldn't get the goal they deserved.

The first half was even as both teams battled for superiority. City's Jamie McCarthy and Codie Couzens both cleared the ball off the line while keeper Ryan Collins tipped a stinging shot round the post.

City did have their chances and only last-ditch tackles stopped Kez Mackender and Dan Beavis getting through on goal.

The second half was dominated by Ely. Liam Heaps smashed a superb volley against crossbar, and, after Matt Waites came close, Jordan Miller was unfortunate to see his powerful header hit the bar and bounce out.

City had claims for a penalty when Waites was bowled over in the box, before Ryan Howell sent in a superb shot from 20-yards that scraped the angle of the bar.

Soham Town Colts 4 Royston Eagles 0

SOHAM produced some wonderful football and won this game comfortably.

Man of the match Ryan Brook scored the only goal of the first half; a well-struck shot into the corner from just inside the box.

Soon after the re-start, Dan Whitwell combined well down the left with Michae Rola, who ran onto a return pass to volley past the advancing keeper.

After further pressure, Brook held on to the ball well before releasing Elliot Drewery, who rounded the keeper and finished from a tight angle.

Drewery then added his second and Town's fourth, with another finish from a tight angle.

Soham squad: Charlie Wills, Josh Heaps, Simon Murfitt, Dalton Isaacson, Joel Frey, Francis Rowland, Ryan Saban, Dan Whitwell, Elliot Drewery, Ryan Brook, Michae Rola, Craig Allen, Owen Grainger, Ruben Carvalho, Ben Nicholas.

Under-14 girls

Isleham Fillies 2 Burwell 1

ISLEHAM Fillies came out on top in this compelling match between two hard-working and honest teams. The game was goalless at the break with both keepers pulling off great saves.

Burwell's Kayleigh Hubbard was a constant threat, but with Ellie Coupland and Fern Wareham working hard down both flanks, Isleham kept the pressure on.

Jade Clements' first ever goal, a fine dipping shot, gave Isleham the lead but Burwell struck back five minutes later with a cool Hubbard finish.

Isleham dominated the closing minutes and the winner came when skipper Jaz Dorling slotted home at the near post.


Parkside 2000 3 Littleport Town 4

LITTLEPORT scored four first-half goals but were eventually indebted to goalkeeper Rob Wilson, who made several fine saves in a tense second period.

Sean Monigatti gave the visitors the lead when he won and then converted a penalty and, within five minutes, they were 2-0 up when a low cross from the right allowed an unmarked Sam Males to score from close range.

Parkside pulled a goal back, mid-way through the first period, but this sparked Littleport into life and Monigatti scored his second after a deep cross from Adam Reckless.

The visitors went further ahead when Dan Bell intercepted a back-pass and rounded the goalkeeper.

Parkside piled on the pressure in the second half and the visitors surrendered possession cheaply.

Parkside reduced the deficit mid-way through the half and, after several fine saves from Wilson, got back to within one goal with five minutes remaining.

Littleport's defence then stood up firm to record a hard-earned victory.

Littleport squad: Rob Wilson, Adam Reckless, Lee Fuller, John Kelly, Matt Fuller, Luke Williams, John Bartlett, James Elliott, Sam Males, Dan Bell, Sean Monigatti, Nick Seaman, Ryan Middleton.