Colts Football Roundup: Week Ending April 23
COLTS football roundup Under 15s Littleport Town 9 Brampton Spartens 1 THE home side struggled to get their passing game working in the first half and Brampton also played well to frustrate them. Port opened the scoring when Tom Beresford controlled
COLTS football roundup
Littleport Town 9
Brampton Spartens 1
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THE home side struggled to get their passing game working in the first half and Brampton also played well to frustrate them.
Port opened the scoring when Tom Beresford controlled the ball well to drill home. Alester Musa got the second following good build up play. The third goal was a penalty won and scored by Joe Murfitt. The second half was much better for Port, they played some good football and soon added to their total with Musa scoring two quick goals to complete his hat-trick. Tom Bradney got the sixth with a good finish this was soon followed by two quick goals from Callum Mackender and Luke Thompson. The pick of the goals was a fine 25yd free kick from Beresford, the visitors scored a deserved goal at the end from a free kick.
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PORT found home keeper Aaron Makinson in fine form early on as time and again he denied the visitors the opener.
Superb saves to deny winger Mitchell Drewitt, frustrated Littleport and the game was delicately poised at 0-0 with 10 minutes to go.
Port finally broke the deadlock with just minutes left on the clock thanks to a great finish from Ellis Yearn. With Mepal tiring, Drewitt helped himself to two well taken goals to cap a battling display.
Stretham Hotspurs 0
Ely Crusaders 10
HARRISON Jones was the Ely player to eventually break the deadlock and he was followed onto the score sheet by Sam Felton, Lewis Hook, Jordan Marston and Jacob Waters as Crusaders led 5-0 at half-time.
With the second period following much the same pattern Ely took advantage of their monopoly on possession to move the ball around the field with much more fluency. With so many chances being created the only surprise was that, as in the first period, Hotspurs managed to stop the Ely attackers claiming twice as many goals nevertheless both Felton and Hook each claimed a second and Jones complete a well deserved hat-trick. Crusaders moved into double figures for the tenth time this season when Edward Frodsham headed home from a corner to round off the win.
Isleham United 8
Manea United Strikers 0
THE hosts dominated from the start and took the lead after ten minutes when a shot from Connor Brand deflected off a Manea player for an own-goal.
Ross Grant-Royall battled for the ball and supplied Kieran Fitchett who chipped the ball into the net to double Isleham's advantage. Manea pushed forward, but the home defence kept the visitors off the scoresheet. After a period of sustained pressure from Isleham, Grant-Royall rifled the ball into the net making it 3-0 at the break.
After the interval Fitchett dodged through the Manea defence and slammed home his second, followed by a second goal from Grant-Royall. As Isleham's chances started to mount up, a super shot from Grant-Royall was tapped home by Jonno-Threadgold and then a minute later Josh Blackmore added number seven. A late change of position for keeper Jamie Eavis to centre forward gave him the opportunity to score his first goal of the season to round off a good team performance.
Soham Town Rangers U18s 2
Mildenhall Town U18s 1
WILL Seymore and Simon Murfitt took hold of the Green's midfield early on with the breakthrough coming after 36 minutes via Cook.
The Greens looked to push on in the second half but the Hall goalkeeper pulled of some outstanding saves to deny Cook and Dan Sterna.
After surviving a brief onslaught, Soham rallied and Sterna broke free to double the lead after 53 minutes.
The Greens went close on a number of occasions as the game closed out but it was Mildenhall who notched late on to make for a nervous end for Chris Gibson's side.
Roll of honour
Alester Musa (Littleport)
Tom Beresford (Littleport)
Mitchell Drewitt (Littleport)
Sam Felton (Ely)
Lewis Hook (Ely)
Aaron Makinson (Isleham)
Harrison Jones (Ely)
Kieran Fitchett (Isleham)
Ross Grant-Royall (Isleham)