Colts Football Round-Up
COLTS FOOTBALL Under-9 Mepal Sports 4 Chatteris Town 3 MEPAL started this match against the very strong wind at the Chatteris pitch. Both teams had difficulty keeping the ball on the ground but despite this Chatteris went ahead with the first goal. Mepa
Mepal Sports 4 Chatteris Town 3
MEPAL started this match against the very strong wind at the Chatteris pitch. Both teams had difficulty keeping the ball on the ground but despite this Chatteris went ahead with the first goal. Mepal came back hard and some good play saw Ben Blackburn put the ball in the net to equal the score. After some good passes from Ben Harnwell another goal was netted from Ben Blackburn to put Mepal ahead.
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Chatteris' second goal was an unfortunate rebound from a Mepal player. Ben Harnwell followed up on a long ball and scored the third goal. During the last quarter of the match some good passing between Tom Goodjohn and Jon Collins enabled Sam Jarvis to net another goal making the score 2-4. In the dying minutes of the game Chatteris scored another goal making the final score 4-3 to Mepal.
Mepal: Ben Blackburn, Josh Booy-Howlett, Jon Collins, Tom Goodjohn, Ben Harnwell, Sam Jarvis, Ralph Lawrence, Aaron Makinson, Elliot Martin, Ben Topping, Max Turner
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Witchford Colts 4 Isleham United Youths 0
COLTS started brightly and took the lead through a Luke Nash goal. Witchford kept up the pressure and Harvey Cross doubled their lead before half time.
In the second half the home team poured forward trying to make the game safe but the Isleham goalkeeper was in fine form and produced a string of saves before Jack Sheridan found the net following good work by Jordan Emms. With Emms and Patrick Ryan denying Isleham any clear cut opportunities, as full time approached Nash got his second to round off an excellent team performance from Witchford.
Witchford: Rory Thompson, Henry Green, Jordan Emms, Patrick Ryan, Jack Sheridan, Chris Weaving, Callum Norrie, Luke Nash, Matthew Allum, Harvey Cross, Luke Carraturo, Toby Rowsell
Haddenham Rovers 0 Histon 2
HADDENHAM slipped to their first defeat of the season in a top of the table clash against Histon. In gale force conditions, Haddenham played the first period into the wind and held the visitors at bay until the 19th minute, when Histon's forward scored. Haddenham rallied well and came close to equalising before the break when Ollie Johnson's strike was parried and Josh Akinwumi's effort was cleared off the line. With the wind in their favour Rovers looked to dominate the second half, but within five minutes Histon scored a second on the break. Josh Lowe had a free kick cleared off the line and Haddenham forced a succession of corners with the Histon keeper making some fine saves to prevent Haddenham scoring.
Haddenham man of the match - Joseph Alsop
Haddenham: W Darlington, J Alsop, C Tunnell, M Wright, J Alsop, K Petty, C Augustus, M Beary, J Lowe, J Akinwumi, O Johnson
Haverhill Rovers 0 Witchford Colts 2
COLTS made hard work of it as they secured their fourth win on the bounce. They eventually made the breakthrough just before half-time when Callum Munden scored. A one goal advantage never looked enough and Haverhill started the second half much the better of the two teams and dominated most of the play, but were unable to create any clear openings to trouble Witchford keeper Alex Matcham. Witchford eventually made the game safe and secured the points when, following a breakaway, Callum Munden scored.
Witchford: Alex Matcham, Henry Border, Sam Brewer, Kieron Reed, Adam Jay, Joe-Joe Corlito, Ryan Pettitt, Luc Philo, Ben Lymer, Joe Leyland, Callum Munden, Jack Curtis.
Ely Crusaders 5 Saffron Walden 2
ELY started stronger, having most of the possession with the wind behind them. Sam Lowe opened the scoring mid-way through the first half with Edward Kratz netting the second to make it 2-0 at the break. Walden, with the wind advantage, piled the pressure on in the second half and were soon awarded a penalty which they duly converted. This was the ignition Ely needed and Finley Logan, Max Wright and Chris Lewis scored three quick goals for Ely. Walden scored a late consolation to make the final score 5-2, seeing Ely safely through to the next round.
Buckden Juniors 1 Witchford 3
BUCKDEN took the lead after a slow start from Witchford. However, this was the wake up call for an improved team performance. Matt Ashman slotted the ball home to equalise and Matthew Loades secured the half time lead with a glancing header.
Buckden started the second half strongly but were kept out by the Witchford defence. Davie Thompson then doubled the Witchford lead with a well taken goal and Witchford saw the game out comfortably to go into the next round of the cup.
Isleham 3 Chesterton Villa 6
ISLEHAM started playing into a strong wind and went three goals down after 26 minutes. After good work from Jonno Threadgold, Shay Sillitoe slipped the ball into the net. Chesterton hit back with two goals in quick succession making it 1-5 at the break.
Isleham started strongly in the second half and after three minutes a shot from Thomas Griffin bounced over the visiting keeper and into the net. Ethan Coulson was solid at the back making it hard for Chesterton to get through. Sean Ward converted a penalty bringing Isleham's tally to three. The home side had the largest share of possession in the second half, but it was Chesterton who added another just before the whistle.
Haddenham Rovers 4 Newmarket Town A 0
ROVERS defended the allotments from the kick off. After an even 20 minutes Ryan Bowles broke the deadlock.
The second half started with Rovers pushing for more goals with Matt Morton going close from long range, but Bowles scored Haddenham's second. Tyrell Barrett then scored and Bowles completed his hat-trick with a towering header from a perfect Kieran Drummond corner. New recruits Charlie Russell and Ryan Roberts were both impressive and look good additions to the squad.
Haddenham: Richard Padmore, John Falconer, Jake Bartolozzi, Joe Snooks, Matthew Morton, Kieran Drummond, Charlie Russell, Theo Hall, Ryan Bowles, Rowan Shergold, Tyrell Barrett, Ryan Roberts
Stretham Under 4 Witchford 3
WITCHFORD were second to the ball for much of the first half of this local derby and went into half time 1-0 down.
An improved second half performance saw Witchford reduce the Stretham lead three times with goals from Sam Green, Roly Dickinson and Tom Matcham. However, despite a number of chances, Witchford couldn't grab the equaliser that their second half performance deserved.
Soham Town Rangers Yth 3 Ely Crusaders 1
TOWN were below par for this game and it ended up a fairly close encounter but they came out 3-1 winners. They took the lead early in the game with a James Seymour header. As the half went on Crusaders got more into the game and got a deserved goal just before the break after some very poor defending from a free kick led to an easy finish from close range.
In the second half Town's skipper Simon Murfitt scored Soham's second. Town continued to pile on the pressure and Seymour scored again from a penalty kick for Town's third.
Soham: Charlie Wills, Ryan Collins, Josh Heaps, Simon Murfitt, Adam Newson, Liam Lewis, James Seymour, Blake Kneeshaw, Sam Goodge, Elliot Drewery, Dan Whitwell, Tyler Broker, Michal Rola, Liam Bishop