Disappointment for Rovers

HADDENHAM Rovers Colts under-10 s produced a superb performance in the annual Cottenham five-a-side tournament on Sunday, but for the third time in recent competitions lost 1-0 in the final. Haddenham were unbeaten and in fact did not concede a goal in th

HADDENHAM Rovers Colts under-10's produced a superb performance in the annual Cottenham five-a-side tournament on Sunday, but for the third time in recent competitions lost 1-0 in the final.

Haddenham were unbeaten and in fact did not concede a goal in the group stages thanks to some excellent goalkeeping by Elliot Littlefield and super defending by Edward Emmerson and Robert Nangle.

Rovers defeated Sawtry 2-0 in the quarter final with goals from the impressive Kieran Drummond and John Falconer.

Haddenham then came from behind to defeat a strong Prory Parkside team 2-1 in the semi-final with two more goals from Drummond and superb performances from Joe Snooks and James Beary.


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But the final was a match too far and despite dominating the majority of the game Rovers lost 1-0 to Burwell Swallows and although disappointed not to win the team did themselves proud.

Haddenham: James Beary, Edward Emmerson, Robert Nangle, Kieran Drummond, Joe Snooks, Elliot Littlefield, John Falconer.

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Mepal 7 Soham 3

MEPAL finished their season in fine style with a comfortable victory over visiting Soham.

The home side produced some of their best football of the season, and despite falling behind early on were not discouraged.

James Knox had a fine game in defence, marshalling Thomas Smith and Ashley Howlett impressively, in midfield Shane Whatley and Kassem Silvain produced some fine runs, Harrison Jones battled well and James Rayson netted to break his goalscoring duck.

Whatley and Jones were also on the scoresheet for the home side along with the irrepressible George Rayner who grabbed another four goals to finish the season agonisingly one short of the 100-goal tally.

Dean Baxter also enjoyed a solid game in goal, pulling off some smart saves to keep Soham at bay.

Mepal: Dean Baxter, James Knox, Ashley Howlett, Thomas Smith, Kassem Silvain, Shane Whatley, Harrison Jones, George Rayner, James Rayson

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