Drew grit! Elliot’s up and hat ’em!
Under-13 Division D Aztecs Juniors 1 Soham Town Colts 7 SOHAM got off to a promising start when Elliot Drewery volleyed home to finish a fine passing move. Aztecs then pressured the Soham defence until Soham won a corner from another quick break. Ryan Sab
Under-13 Division D
Aztecs Juniors 1
Soham Town Colts 7
SOHAM got off to a promising start when Elliot Drewery volleyed home to finish a fine passing move.
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Aztecs then pressured the Soham defence until Soham won a corner from another quick break.
Ryan Saban received the ball and struck a well-placed shot into the bottom corner. Ryan Brook added a third, cleverly lobbing the keeper.
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Just before the break, Drewery was put through on goal from a perfectly-timed Dan Brook pass, and slotted home his second and his side's fourth.
As the second half began, Town seemed to relax and allowed Aztecs to come back at them for a while. An attempted clearance from a Soham defender found its way into the Town net.
Soham then stepped up a gear and added three more goals to secure a comfortable win. Man of the match Drewery clinched his hat-trick and Owen Grainger and Craig Allen both took their goals well after a sustained period of Town pressure.
Soham: Charlie Wills, Owen Grainger, Simon Murfitt, Dan Sadler, Dan Whitwell, Craig Allen, Ryan Saban, Joel Frey, Dan Brook, Elliot Drewery, Ryan Brook, Leevan Marshall, Brian Tatay.
Under-15 Division A
Littleport Town 2 Fulbourn Falcons 4
THIS fixture was a mid-table, end-of-season match. It produced a game of fluctuating fortunes, however.
The initial stages saw both sides struggling to retain possession for any length of time but, as the half progressed, scoring opportunities began to appear.
The visitors were to make the first impact when a loose ball was turned into the net, and soon after they doubled their lead when a through ball allowed a Fulbourn forward a clear run on goal. Littleport responded with a flurry of attacks, but several desperate blocks and a flying save by the keeper denied them any reward.
After the interval, the hosts continued to attack and within five minutes they reduced the deficit when Sean Monigatti's strong run down the left provided a cross for Nick Seaman, who fired a shot into the net.
Littleport continued to press for the equaliser but were caught on the break as they pushed players forward. Undaunted, they maintained the offensive and, after several goalmouth scrambles, scored again when Monigatti surged forward, cut into the area and beat the keeper.
With the momentum in Littleport's favour, Seaman advanced into the penalty area and his progress was abruptly halted by the combined efforts of Fulbourn's keeper and defenders. Inexplicably, the referee failed to award a penalty.
Much aggrieved, and with most of their players committed upfield, they conceded another late goal.
Littleport: Rob Wilson, Chris Brown, Tom Evans, Adam Reckless, Matt Fuller, John Kelly, Luke Williams, Nick Seaman, James Elliott, Dan Bell, Sean Monigatti, Lee Fuller, Sam Males, Adam Ellertson.
Under-11 Division A
Littleport Town 2 Lakenheath 4
PORT came up against a good Lakenheath side on Saturday and found themselves 1-0 down within 30 seconds.
This shocked Port into playing some of their best football and they equalised when Arron Heaps struck a superb volley from outside the area.
Lakenheath extended their lead with goals either side of half-time.
But Port were not finished and following good play from their defence and midfield, Joseph Murfitt scored to cut the lead to only one.
Port threw everything at the visitors and went close on many occasions but Lakenheath then finished the game with a goal from a corner. Sam Barker in the Port goal was outstanding and Jake Browning was man of the match.
Littleport: Sam Barker, Liam Ball, Charlie Bowditch, Ben Jewitt, Arron Heaps, Luke Thompson, Ashton Oakes, Joseph Murfitt, Ben Hawkins, Jake Browning, Josh Tollett.
Under-10 Division E
Cottenham United 1
Haddenham Rovers Colts 3
IN perfect weather, the closely matched teams of Cottenham and Haddenham produced a wonderful display of mini league football.
After coming under early pressure, Haddenham got into their stride and created several half-chances. The opening goal came from a Cottenham corner in a swift counter-attack as Oliver Holden slotted in Joe Snooks, who outpaced the defence with a cool finish.
Cottenham pushed for an equaliser, but captain for the day Elliot Littlefield gave a fine display of goalkeeping, and Lowe and Morton in defence proved too quick for the Cottenham attack.
Haddenham increased their lead early in the second half when Felix Peck's through ball was expertly converted by the pacy James Beary.
Oliver Holden made the score 3-0 following an excellent move. Cottenham managed a deserved consolation goal late on.
Haddenham: James Beary, Oliver Holden, Joe Snooks, Theo Hall, Felix Peck, John Falconer, Kieran Drummond, Matthew Morton, Alex Lowe, Elliot Littlefield.
Chatteris Town B 3
Haddenham Rovers B 4
HADDENHAM produced some of the best play in their first season against Chatteris.
Haddenham were quickly ahead thanks to goals from Daniel Piggott and Tyrell Barrett, with energetic midfield play from Michael Heath and Robert Nangle and solid defensive play from Edward Emmerson and Chris Threadgold ensuring Chatteris had few good chances.
However, Chatteris scored after 17 minutes, and Laurence Martin covered for Richard Padmore in the Haddenham goal for several minutes as Padmore received treatment for an injury.
The second half saw Haddenham rewarded with another goal for Barrett. With 10 minutes to go, Haddenham were leading 3-1 but Chatteris fared much better in the final few minutes and somehow snatched victory, despite two final attempts from Barrett and Piggott, with three quick goals.
Michael Heath was Haddenham's man of the match.
Haddenham: Richard Padmore, Laurence Martin, Edward Emmerson, Joshua Fretwell, Chris Threadgold, Michael Heath, Robert Nangle, Tyrell Barrett, Daniel Piggott, Liam Roberts.
Under-Nine Division F
Stretham Sporting A 2
Ely Crusaders 0
STRETHAM Sporting finished off their season with a hard-fought victory.
Stretham soaked up early pressure and had some great goalkeeping by in-form Cameron Sharp and defending by Jacob Wright to thank for keeping the score sheet clean in the first period.
In the second period, Stretham had a couple of chances to score through Jamie Durham and Matt Ashman, and were denied by good goalkeeping.
In the third period, Stretham broke the deadlock with a great pass from Luke Bailey that split the Ely defence for Bella Spilsbury to score her fourth of the season.
In the final period ,great defending by Andrew Pitt stopped Ely getting on level terms.
The game was sealed with a composed finish from Matt Ashman for his 13th of the season.
Ely hit the bar three times but it was not to be their day.
Ely: Athi Ambi, Dominic Hunt, Sarah Lappin, Conor Logan, Mitchell Morse, Charlie Root (C), Jamie Simper, Will Stephens, Tom Walker, Ethan Weinberg.
Under-Eight Division E
Mepal Sports 1 Chatteris Town 7
AN excellent display of football saw Chatteris win easily.
Sports battled hard but it was their passing game that was lacking, mainly due to Chatteris not allowing Mepal time on the ball.
When Mepal did start to move the ball around a fine goal was delivered from deep in defence to Jack Bevis, who scored a late consolation goal for Sports.
Mepal: Callum Angood, Jack Bevis, Sam Evans, Jordan Jones, Aaron Lord, Heidi Pate, Jonathan Threadgold, Richard Threadgold, Jamie Webb.