East Cambs Colts Football Round-up

COLTS FOOTBALL Under 9s Mepal Sports 3 Isleham United 2 ISLEHAM created a couple of good initial chances but excellent keeping from Aaron Makinson denied them the goals. The score after the first quarter was 0-0. Tom Goodjohn passed to Jon Collins for Mep


Under 9s

Mepal Sports 3

Isleham United 2

ISLEHAM created a couple of good initial chances but excellent keeping from Aaron Makinson denied them the goals. The score after the first quarter was 0-0.

Tom Goodjohn passed to Jon Collins for Mepal to take the lead. A corner gave Josh Booy-Howlett the opportunity to half volley the ball to make the score 2-0. Isleham played some determined football resulting in a goal to take the score to 2-1. A rebound from the Isleham keeper proved advantageous for Ben Blackburn of Mepal to net another goal. Isleham scored again from a header during the last few minutes bringing the final score to 3-2 to Mepal.

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Under 11s

9 v 9 League Cup Semi-Final

Haddenham Rovers Colts 2

Cottenham 1

HADDENHAM Rovers Colts earned themselves a place in the league cup final for a second consecutive year with a hard fought victory over local rivals Cottenham.

Cottenham scored the first goal after 19 minutes when the ball flew in off a home defender's head.

Within three minutes of the second half restart Haddenham were level, through Captain Jake Alsop. Haddenham forced Cottenham onto the back foot and 15 minutes from time the home team scored the second and winning goal through Akinwumi. Haddenham defended well and closed the game, winning through to another cup final.

Rovers: W Darlington, C Augustus, K Petty, J Alsop, D Oyinlade, J Lowe, J Akinwumi, C Tunnell, O Johnson, J Alsop, M Wright.

Haddenham's Josh Akinwumi (12) scoring the winner


Under-11 Knock Out Cup semi-final second leg

Ely Crusaders 3

Cambridge Celts 0

ELY produced their best performance of the season to book a place in final of the knock-out cup as they claimed a victory against the previously undefeated Cambridge Celts.

3-1 behind from the first game, Crusaders knew they needed a strong start to build on and when Sam Felton headed home Jacob Waters' deep cross after just five minutes the home team's confidence surged. With Crusaders dominating the possession they piled on the pressure and it was no surprise when Lewis Hook scored and brought the two teams level on aggregate. With the Cambridge forwards being expertly stifled by Frodsham, Butler, Funnell and Felton, Crusaders continued to attack and it was James Barrett who scored just before half-time, putting Ely 3-0 ahead.

Keeper George Leech produced several fine saves to keep his team ahead. With the Celts making one last effort to force the match into extra time, Leech stood strong in the Ely goal and the Crusaders were on their way to the cup final.

Crusaders: J Barrett, J Butler, S Felton, E Frodsham, T Funnell, L Hook, H Jones, G Leech, J Marston, S Pettit, A Riches, J Spittles, J Waters.

League Plate Semi-Final U11

Burwell Swallows 0

Witchford Colts 6

WITCHFORD cruised into the League Plate Final with a slick demolition of Burwell Swallows. Witchford took the lead through Ryan Pettitt following some good work down the right by Callum Munden, then increased their lead just before half-time with Ryan Pettitt's second. He completed his hat-trick on the stroke of half time. Witchford increased their lead within the first few minutes of the second half, when Callum Munden beat the keeper at his near post. He added a further two goals to complete his hat-trick, whilst Witchford also hit the post, and created several other good chances before the game concluded in a 6-0 win.

Witchford: Alex Matcham, Keiron Reed, Sam Brewer, Henry Border, Adam Jay, Ryan Pettitt, Luca Philo, Joe Leyland, Ben Lymer, Callum Munden, Jack Curtis


Littleport Town 5

Willingham 0

LITTLEPORT were flying from the first whistle when Sam Quarrier sent a long ball forward for the Willingham defence to panic and clear for a corner. Alfie Oakman stepped up and put an excellent cross in for Tyler Hines to score Port's first. Keane Whittaker and Alfie Oakman added to the score, finishing the half three goals up. Willingham couldn't contend with player of the match Charlie Smith's speed down the wing. Josh Lucas and Alfie Oakman scored one each in the second half, making the final score 5-0 to the home side.


Witchford 8

Warboys 0

AN early penalty scored by Matt Ashman took Witchford into the lead early on. A free kick by Ashman gave Gilmour the chance to score, closely followed by another two goals by Ashman, including a second penalty. The Witchford team continued the scoring into the second half with goals by Matthew Loades, Matt Ashman, Davie Thompson and Ruairidh MacDonald.


Manea Strikers 0

Isleham United 9

ISLEHAM met Manea for the second week running and once again took the points. United flew into the lead on two minutes when a fine ball from Jonno Threadgold released Sean Ward to score. A long shot from Connor Brand and an accurate strike from Shay Sillitoe made it 0-3. Manea tried to break through, but Connor Smacchi, Liam Markwell, Thomas Griffin and Ethan Coulson kept it tight at the back. A well taken corner by Sean Ward deflected off a Manea player into the net, giving an own goal. Just before half time, Ward hammered home for a brace.

The visitors soon added another after the break, courtesy of Kieran Fitchett, and then Shay Sillitoe went on to score his second. Ross Grant-Royal raced through to score Isleham's eighth, before a super pass from Thomas Griffin allowed Josh Blackmore to slot home his first goal for his team.


Brampton Spartans 0

Littleport Town 3

LITTLEPORT had to rely on their defence in the first half as the hosts started the stronger team. As the first half was coming to an end 'Port scored when Tom Bradney floated over a cross for Will Crisp to head in. The second half saw Port take control of the game with their second goal - another Bradney cross met by Tom Beresford. 'Port wrapped up the game when a ball from Beresford found Luke Thompson who scored. Littleport: Josh Brown, Joe Murfitt, Kurtis Mpundu, Ryan Woods (c), Ben Jewitt, Carl Lightfoot, Charlie Bowditch, Will Crisp, Callum Mackender, Tom Bradney, Tom Beresford, Jack Ure, Luke Thompson.

Under 17s

Bar Hill Colts 0

Soham Town Youth 1

Soham leap-frogged their closest rivals Hemingford to claim top spot after a hard fought victory on a bobbly Bar Hill pitch. The only goal of the game was scored by Simon Murfitt who also won Man of the Match. Other notable performances came from: Heaps at left back, Newson at centre-back and tireless central midfielder Sam Goodge who was dominant in the second period.

Soham: Charlie Wills, Tyler Broker, Adam Newson, Ryan Collins, Josh Heaps, Liam Lewis, Sam Goodge, Blake Kneeshaw, James Seymour, Liam Bishop, Simon Murfitt, Josh Nunn, Michal Rola, Jamie Clark.

Roll of Honour

Ryan PettittWitchford

Callum MundenWitchford

Alfie OakmanLittleport Town

Matt AshmanWitchford

Sean WardIsleham United

Shay SillitoeIsleham United