Colts Football Roundup

ALL the action from across colts football Under 9s Haddenham Rovers 5 Girton Colts 0 ROVERS secured a comfortable three points against a plucky Girton team.  Haddenham struck within 15 seconds of the kick off through Josh Lowe who lashed a low drive in

ALL the action from across colts football

Under 9s

Haddenham Rovers 5

Girton Colts 0

ROVERS secured a comfortable three points against a plucky Girton team.

Haddenham struck within 15 seconds of the kick off through Josh Lowe who lashed a low drive into the corner. After five minutes Rovers doubled their lead when Matt Wright jinked his way into the area and finish clinically with a shot into the corner. Three minutes later Lowe cut in from the wing to rifle a 25 yard strike into the corner for 3 - 0 before Josh Akinwumi swivled in the box to brilliantly finish off Lowe's pass to make it four. Girton rallied briefly forcing several corners, but the home defence coped well and the centre pair of Jake Alsop and Callum Augustus dominated midfield. Just before the break Matt Wright expertly finished off a great move for his second and Rovers fifth.

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Under 7s

Mepal Sports 6

Sutton 4

AN entertaining game in muddy conditions saw Sutton open brightly with some good football. Dominating the first period they scored four goals including a stunning free kick as they raced into a 4-0 lead. During the second-half Mepal didn't concede and pulled three goals back with one from Jake Sulman sandwiched by two from Lewis Shipley.

Both sides created several chances and both hit the woodwork before an unfortunate penalty against Sutton for handball was converted by Max Bradley. Entering the final five minutes the game could have gone either way but it was Mepal who pressed and were rewarded with two further goals from Lewis Shipley.

Under 9s

Littleport 7

Ely 3

IT was Littleport who controlled the game with some very quick and clever football.

Port took the lead through Calvin Lock with Ellis Yearn adding two more either side of Lock's second to open a commanding lead. Finn Cater also registered to take the score to 5-0.

Though Lock soon made it six, Ely responded well and pulled three goals back to give them a sniff of pulling off a remarkable comeback. It wasn't to be though, as Yearn responded with a brilliant individual effort for his hattrick to seal the win.

Mepal Sports 5

Chatteris Town 3

A GOOD start for Mepal saw Ben Blackburn register to put the home side in front. Blackburn netted his second goal shortly after the opener and a slide rule pass from Jon Collins allowed Ben Harnwell to score Mepal's third

Play started quickly again for Mepal and Blackburn scored his third goal to complete his hat-trick. The second half saw Chatteris start strongly and their persistence payed off with a goal to make the score 4-1. The visitors then scored two goals in quick succession to bring the score to 4-3.

The final goal for Mepal came via Leon Knightley whose persistence paid off as he disposed an opposition player and slammed home.

Under 11s

Hundon Hawks 1

Ely Crusaders 0

(Ely win 6-2 on aggregate)

CRUSADERS suffered to their first defeat of the season at Hundon Hawks but moved safely into the semi final of the knock out cup on aggregate.

The home team started the game much the livelier and a speculative long range shot deceived Crusaders keeper George Leech to loop into the top corner of the net. Buoyed on by their early success Hawks came close to increasing their lead as two free-kicks flashed around the Ely goalmouth.

Ely dominated the play in the second-half as their speed and movement of the ball began to overwhelm the home side. Sam Felton, Jacob Waters and Lewis Hook dominated the midfield and their combined efforts deserved much more success.

Aztec Juniors 1

Witchford Colts 4

COLTS progressed to the semi-finals thanks to a 4-1 victory at Aztecs.

In an evenly contested opening in blustery conditions Witchford took the lead through Ben Lymer following a long throw. Alex Matcham maintained Witchfords lead before half-time with a fine one-on-one save. The second half continued in a similar vain with Aztecs taking the game to Witchford but it was the visitors who increased their lead through Callum Munden. A defensive error brought Aztecs back into the game but a series of counter attacks brought goals for Jack Curtis and Munden to make the game safe.

Under 12s

Whittlesford Warriors 2

Littleport Town 6

PORT produced an outstanding display on an artificial pitch in difficult conditions.

Josh Clarke opened the scoring for Town but the home side soon equalised finishing the halfat 1-1.. Whittlesford started the second half with a quick goal but it didn't take long for Josh Jennings to pull one back for Port. Alfie Oakman put on a tireless display up front and netted the next two, with Josh Clarke cutting in from the wing to bag his hatrick by scoring goals five and six. Josh Jennings was awarded player of the match.

Witchford 6

Mildenhall 1

WITCHFORD were comfortable winners with a great team performance.

Oliver Jarrett opened the scoring with his first for the club and further goals from Matt Ashman, another header from Matthew Loades and Ruaridh MacDionald gave Witchford a commanding first half lead.

Second half goals from Davie Thompson and a second for Ruaridh MacDonald extended the lead further.

Under 13s

Isleham United 0

Haverhill Rovers 4

ISLEHAM produced a good display against the strongest team of the league.

Play was even at the start with both sides battling hard. Callum Wilkinson was a constant threat at the front, keeping the visiting defence busy. Isleham had scoring chances, but were caught out themselves as Haverhill went ahead making it 1-0 at the break.

In the second half Isleham linked well and kept up the pressure, but could not stop the visitors netting another three. Liam Markwell, Ethan Coulson, Connor Smacchi and Thomas Griffin defended strongly throughout the game, saving their team from a greater defeat.

Roll of honour

Lewis Shipley (Mepal)

Josh Lowe (Haddenham)

Alfie Oakman (Littleport)

Clavin Lock (Littleport)

Matt Wright (Haddenham)

Ben Blackburn (Mepal)

Ellis Yearn (Littleport)

Alex Matcham (Witchford)

Callum Munden (Witchford)

Josh Clarke (Littleport)

Callum Wilkinson (Isleham)

Josh Jennings (Littleport)

Ruaridh Macdonald (Witchford)