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COLTS FOOTBALL Under-7 Littleport 7 Withchford 0 LITTLEPORT produced another fine display against a Witchford side playing their first competitive game. Littleport found the Witchford keeper in fine form and were denied on many occasions by some great



Littleport 7 Withchford 0

LITTLEPORT produced another fine display against a Witchford side playing their first competitive game. Littleport found the Witchford keeper in fine form and were denied on many occasions by some great saves. Littleport goal scorers were Finn Cater (2), Calvin Locke (2), Mitchell Drewitt (1) and Connor Moore (2) scoring his first two goals of the season. He was also named Man of the Match with Louie Diver who produced a great display.


Sutton Rangers 0 Witchford Colts 1

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WITCHFORD created better chances and were denied by the woodwork three times. Sutton were always dangerous and Witchford had to be alert throughout the entire game. Jordan Emms curled a glorious right foot corner directly into the top corner of the net. Sutton pressed hard for an equaliser but Witchford's defence was firm and they held on for a hard fought victory.

Isleham United Youth 0 Thetford Bulldogs 7

THIS friendly started evenly, with the ball being passed well around the pitch. Thetford's competitive experience, winning the South Norfolk Youth League this year, became apparent with several strong shots on goal. Will, the Isleham keeper, managed to thwart most of these but the first quarter saw Thetford score twice. Isleham, despite only having played two matches this season, played some good football throughout but were unable to score against the League winners. Isleham are taking part in several tournaments during the coming months and are looking forward to entering the Cambs Mini League for the first time.

Isleham (black/white stripes) played a friendly against league winners Thetford on Saturday.

Isleham under-8s get set for entry into the Cambs Mini League with a friendly against Thetford.


Ely Crusaders 14 Panthers 0

FOR the second game running Crusaders recorded a double figure win away from home.

Goals from Jordan Marston and Alex Brown eased Ely into the lead, then the introduction of Lewis Hooks' direct style sparked the match into life. His two strikes, and another for Marston, helped to inject some much needed pace into the Ely team. An exciting 15 minute spell then followed with Sam Scarborough's four goal burst, another two for Hook and a solitary Panthers own goal completing the first half scoring with Crusaders 12 ahead.

Jake Butler and Alex Brown's second added to the total in the second half and Ely finished with an entertaining 14-0 win.

Mepal Sports 3 Isleham 3

MEPAL Sports struck a late equaliser to protect their season-long unbeaten home record in a hard fought affair against visiting Isleham. Harrison Jones slotted home the opener for Sports, and it was Rayner who doubled the lead, smashing home a free kick from an acute angle. At 2 - 0 Mepal were well placed, but Isleham fought back in fine style, scoring three times in quick succession. With seconds remaining, Mepal's Jones bundled home the equaliser to ensure matters finished even.


Witchford Colts A 12 Sutton Rangers 0

A FIRST half dominated by Witchford led to Matthew Loades scoring six goals with Sutton Rangers hardly able to touch the ball. Other goals by Charlie O'Connor and Harry Braybrooke left Witchford eight ahead at half time.

The pace slowed after the break although Loades managed to score two more. Nathan Parker took two and an unlucky own goal for Sutton left a handsome win for the Witchford boys. A fantastic header by Dan Scott awarded him Witchford's Man of the Match.

Under-12 Girls Cup

Witchford 1 St Ives 2

BOTH teams battled hard, with Witchford starting brighter thanks to an early goal by Georgia Day. An own goal saw St Ives level the score on the stroke of half time. Girl of the game, Megan Holden, was a heroine in the Witchford goal during the second half and she saved a barrage of shots but couldn't stop them all. St Ives scored the decisive goal with five minutes to go.

Witchford girls under-12 team fought hard in their last game of the season.


Littleport Town 3 Comberton 2

PORT continued their push for promotion with a hard fought win over a good Comberton side. Port opened the scoring early on when Nico Bishop fired the ball into the net. Comberton put the Port goal under pressure and equalised after a goal mouth scramble. Port went back in front when Charlie Bowditch scored direct from a corner and, just before the break, a long kick from keeper Josh Brown found Bishop who finished well.

The second half was a very tense affair with neither team creating many chances. Comberton scored the only goal but Port's defence held firm for the win.


Ely Crusaders 0 Bluntisham 5

ELY knew this would be a tough match, with the visitors pushing to be champions, and that was exactly what it was. Ely started brightly but an own goal saw their heads drop and injuries meant losing key players and they found themselves two down at half time. In the second half they tried to play their normal game but were quickly closed down by Bluntisham who scored another from the penalty spot and two more from long range.


Warboys 1 Witchford Colts 3

BOTH teams played well in this evenly matched game. Lewis Timbrell scored after 30 minutes for Witchford's first. The second half was equally tense but Warboys broke the deadlock after 30 minutes for the equaliser. Witchford upped their game and started to get on top. With 10 minutes to go, Dan Butcher beat three defenders and, with a good cross, enabled Lawrence Carey to score Witchford's second. A few minutes later Witchford scored their third from a penalty taken by Sam Young.

Witchford have finished the season fourth in the League, scoring 99 goals.