Colts Football Roundup: Week Five
ALL the action from across colts football. Under 11s Ely Crusaders 12 Stretham Sporting: 0 ELY Crusaders continued their unbeaten start to the season with a superb display against Stretham. Despite several close calls during the opening moments, the h
ALL the action from across colts football.
Ely Crusaders 12
Stretham Sporting: 0
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ELY Crusaders continued their unbeaten start to the season with a superb display against Stretham.
Despite several close calls during the opening moments, the home team finally broke the deadlock when James Barrett converted from close range. Crusaders poured forward in the ensuing minutes and Barrett completed his hat trick. Anthony Riches made it 4-0 minutes before half-time.
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Ely continued their assault in the second half and Riches fired another three goals to take his tally to four, with Barrett also netting again. The scoring was completed with goals from Harrison Jones, Jordan Marston, Lewis Hook and Edward Frodsham.
Mepal Sports 2
Ely Crusaders 8
THE teams came out firing with some good attacking play at both ends.
Mepal netted the first goal with Ralph Lawrence volleying home from the half way line.
There followed some good defensive play by Max Turner and saves by Sam Jarvis. The second half began with Ely Crusaders coming back strong and despite some good goalkeeping by Aaron Makinson, the score shot up to 5-1. A direct free kick from Ben Harnwell enabled Mepal to claw one back but this was then followed by another two Ely Crusaders goals to make the score 7-2. A late goal from Ely Crusaders brought the final score to 8-2.
Soham Town Rangers 0
Witchford Colts 3
WITCHFORD continued their good form with a fine win at Soham.
Luke Nash continued his impressive scoring run latching onto an excellent through ball from Jordan Emms. Harvey Cross extended the lead in the first half firing through a number of bodies to find the bottom corner.
With Callum Norrie working tirelessly in midfield Soham were reduced to a few long shots. Harvey Cross made the game safe blasting home a penalty, after good work from Toby Rowsell led to a defender handling the ball.
Isleham United 0
Newmarket Town A 6
UNITED started brightly in this friendly match against a team from a much higher division.
Newmarket had some early chances, but good work from Liam Markwell and Hanif Osman thwarted the visitors. Newmarket opened the scoring on twenty three minutes and promptly added a second to make it 2-0.
Isleham fought hard to keep Newmarket at bay, but strong attacking play saw three more goals find the back of the net. Isleham came close through Thomas Griffin's free kick but it wasn't to be for the home side who conceded a further goal.
Burwell Tigers 2
WITCHFORD opened well with an early chance for Al Hewitt that was cleared by the Burwell keeper.
Spencer Saberton put the home side ahead after intercepting the ball on the left wing and shooting from outside the area. Burwell did not give up and it was left to Dan Stead and Eddie Bowles to stop the attack.
The home side doubled the lead through Ben Goad and went three ahead shortly after half-time thanks to Saberton. Tommy Corlito and Solly Grover completed the scoring for Witchford.
Witchford Colts 5
Godmanchester Rovers 2
WITCHFORD secured a great win against top of the table Godmanchester.
A superb first half performance saw the home team put pressure on the visitors from front to back and Witchford went in to the break four nil up with two goals from James Forber, Roly Dickinson and Tom Matcham.
Godmanchester came back strongly in the second half to net two but James Edwards' penalty ensured that Witchford always had a good lead.
Littleport Town 3
Saffron Walden Town 2
PORT came through the first round of the League cup with a good win over Saffron.
Port opened the scoring through Tom Beresford, who followed up an a save to smash home. Port were soon on top and doubled their lead through Beresford. The visitors came back straight away with a looping shoot but Port continued to create chances and Charlie Bowditch sealed the win with a header into the bottom corner.
Soham Town Rangers 7
Haverhill Rovers 2
TOWN started well and opened the scoring early on as James Seymour converted from the spot.
Liam Lewis quickly doubled the lead heading home from a Sam Goodge corner.
Haverhill pulled one back after some slack defending but Lewis smashed home Town's third.
Half time sub Liam Bishop finished well after good work from Dan Whitwell to make it 4-1. Haverhill pulled one back almost immediately but a moment of inspiration from Liam Bishop saw him beat four players smash home to make it five.
Then Seymour got number six with a tidy header and Sam Goodge concluded the scoring with a fine volley into the bottom corner.