Colts Football Roundup
ALL the latest action from across colts football Under 9s Littleport 8 Stretham 1 LITTLEPORT and Stretham fought out a close first 20minutes, thanks to some fine saves by the respective goalkeepers. Port then discovered their passing game and dominated
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LITTLEPORT and Stretham fought out a close first 20minutes, thanks to some fine saves by the respective goalkeepers.
Port then discovered their passing game and dominated the final 25 minutes with some nice one touch passing and great wing play. Calvin Lock found some of his old form and helped himself to three goals, as did Mitchell Drewitt. Ellis Yearn and Jack Jenking both netted late on to complete the scoring.
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Cambridge Allstars 1
Haddenham Rovers Colts 2
COLTS ended 2009 in style with their third straight league win against Cambridge Allstars.
In a competitive first half, Allstars started the brighter forcing Haddenham into some resolute defending. Rovers recovered however, and took the lead on 19 minutes through Josh Akinwumi who cut inside the defender and drilled home from 10 yards.
Haddenham went two up just before the break when Akinwumi was again at hand to superbly flick home Josh Lowe's near post corner.
Haddenham had several chances to extend their lead in the second half but Allstars scored with 10 minutes remaining to make for a nervy finish.
Witchford Colts 1
Bar Hill 3
COLTS slipped their first league defeat of the season in a keenly contested match against Bar Hill.
Despite a slow start, Witchford grew into the game and slightly against the run of play took the lead through Callum Munden. Bar Hill responded immediately to restore parity.
Colts missed a penalty early in the second-half and fell behind soon after as they failed to clear a dangerous cross. Colts had to chase the game in the latter stages in a bid to get back on terms but they became exposed at the back and conceded once more.
Witchford Colts 3
Walpole Warriors 3
(Colts win 3-2 on penalties)
A TENSE cup match exploded into life early as Witchford took the lead through Matt Ashman.
Walpole soon took advantage and equalised, then took the lead by scoring twice more in the second-half. Witchford played some great football and goals by Matthew Loades and a great volley by Davie Thompson made it 3-3 at the end of normal time. Extra time couldn't produce a winner and the match went to penalties. Nathan Francis, Ashman and Thompson converted their penalties and Walpole missed three to enable Witchford to move into the quarter finals.
WITCHFORD dominated most of the first-half with Georgia Day hitting the woodwork early on.
The whole team worked hard and the rewards came when a Day cross was fired home by Chloe Minall to secure the points. Girl of the game was Lisa Marshall.
Hemingford Colts 4
Isleham United 4
COLTS opened the scoring on four minutes with a powerful shot.
Isleham were quick to reply when Ross Grant-Royall and Sean Ward combined to find Kieran Fitchett, who slotted home. A pass from Thomas Griffin was picked up by Grant-Royall put Isleham ahead. Hemingford levelled the score moments before half-time.
The visitors had further chances, but it was Hemingford who drilled home two more. Isleham fought back and were rewarded with a super goal from Ward making it 4-3. Isleham scored again when Thomas Griffin played a ball to Ward who notched up his second.
Cottenham United 4
Haddenham Rovers 5
ROVERS started the better and took the lead through Ryan Bowles who fired in at the back post.
Jake Bartolozzi then flicked in at the near post from a corner.
United scored two after the restart and pushed on for more but Rovers pushed into the lead through Charlie Russell shot from distance. Josh Robinson broke away to restore Rovers two goal advantage but Cottenham scored two goals to level the scores. With ten minutes left Bowles clipped a lovely chip into the far corner of the goal for the winner.
Huntingdon Rowdies 0
Littleport Town 3
PORT maintained their second-place position in the league with a good win at Rowdies.
Port started very quickly and took the lead after only three minutes. A good cross from Will Crisp was met first time by Tom Beresford who tucked the ball away. The second came minutes later with the same two players combining. Port's third was a good header from Carl Lightfoot. The second half was a tight affair with neither side creating many chances.
Roll of honour
Top Scorers: Calvin Lock 3 (Littleport U9) Mitchell Drewitt 3 (Littleport U9)
Top Team: Littleport Under 9s (8-1)
Clean Sheet: Josh Brown (Littleport Town U15)
Honourable mention: Thomas Griffin (Isleham United) Will Crisp (Littleport Town)