East Cambs football round-up: Cottenham United’s struggles continue and Soham Town Rangers Reserves exit the cup

Chatteris Town v Soham Town Rangers Res. Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris Town v Soham Town Rangers Res. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Cottenham United remain in trouble in the Kershaw Premier Division after falling to yet another defeat over the weekend, this time losing 3-1 to Sawston United.

Cottenham travelled to Sawston knowing a win would ease their relegation fears, but their away day jinx, which has seen them win only one away game this season, continued.

Elsewhere, Soham Town Rangers Reserves were in William Coad Cup action against Chatteris Town, but exited the competition after a 3-1 defeat.

Giovany Lopes’ goal was the only consolation for the Greens’ Reserve side, who now turn their attentions towards their next Kershaw Senior A fixture against Girton United.

Ely City Reserves were also knocked out of the competition, after a fiery affair with Whittlesford United saw them lose 3-2 after extra time.

Both sides had a player sent off in a high-tempered match, which needed extra time to find a winner.

Unfortunately for Ely, it was Whittlesford that found it and progressed through to the quarter finals.

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Soham United took the opportunity to move to within three points of their Soham rivals by beating Barrington 4-2.

In Kershaw Senior B, Burwell Swifts only scored once against West Wratting Reserves, but it was enough to see them take all three points and keep a three point lead over second-placed Godmanchester Rovers Reserves.

Carl Saxby’s goal saw the Swifts extend their unbeaten run to 11 games; nine of them wins.

Littleport Town beat Wisbech St Mary Reserves 3-2 in the Creake Charity Shield in a five-goal thriller.

In NMC 2B, Ely Crusaders came out on top against Soham United Reserves, winning 2-0, with both goals coming from Matt Brodie.

Little Downham Swifts, who have been replaced at the top of the league by Fenstanton, were in Creake Charity Shield action, playing their part in an extraordinary game - winning 8-5 against Exning United.

Cottenham United Reserves won only their third game this season, beating Mildenhall United 2-1 in a close match.

Isleham United climbed the table with a 3-2 win over Bluntisham Rangers Reserves, and Mepal Sports’ turn in form continued with a 2-2 draw with Wisbech St Mary A.

In the league below, Burwell Swifts Reserves defied the odds and beat Wisbech St Mary B team 4-1.

Burwell are five places below Wisbech, and had only won one match this season prior to their meeting with St Mary, but produced a teriffic performance to put four goals past the side in fourth.

NMC 4B side Witchford 96 Reserves beat Mott McDonald 2-1 in the Lower Junior Challenge Cup.

Elsewhere, Isleham United Reserves pulled off a shock in their game with rivals Isleham Warriors; putting seven goals past them in a 7-2 victory which condemned Isleham Warriors to their first defeat this term.

And finally, in NMC 5B, Ely Crusaders Reserves were league-topping Guyhirns latest victims, as they fell 5-2. Guyhirn had won all seven of their previous games and were in fine form yet again, putting five past the Crusaders’ reserve side who are now six points behind Guyhirn in the league table.

Cottenham United A were involved in an 11-goal thriller, winning their second game of the season with a 8-3 victory over Wicken Athletic.