East Cambs football round-up: joy for Josef as Burwell Swifts striker hits 30th goal and Ely City Reserves’ run is ended

Josef De Pfeiffer hit his 30th goal of the season in Burwell Swifts' 4-1 win over Sawston Rovers in

Josef De Pfeiffer hit his 30th goal of the season in Burwell Swifts' 4-1 win over Sawston Rovers in the Kershaw Senior B. - Credit: Archant

Burwell Swifts striker Josef De Pfeiffer netted his 30th goal of a scintillating season as his side stepped closer to the Kershaw Senior B division title last weekend.

De Pfeiffer, who has reached the impressive tally in just 29 games, notched a brace as the Swifts trounced Sawston Rovers 4-1.

Tom Thatcher and a screamer from Charlie Root completed the victory for the Swifts, who are now one point behind league leaders Comberton United, with four games in hand.

In the Kershaw Premier Division, things are going from bad to worse for Cottenham United.

Cottenham had conceded 32 goals in their four games prior to their trip to West Wratting, and their unflattering goal difference was made even worse by the mid-table side who smashed 12 goals past them in an embarrassing defeat.

Matthew Hunter and Tyler Phillips netted consolation goals for United, but they were unable to stop Cottenham falling to a sixth consecutive loss.

It’s also been a week to forget for Ely City Reserves.

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The Robins second string had boosted their hopes of staying in the Kershaw Senior A division after embarking on a superb six-game unbeaten run, but they were soon brought back down to earth after a 3-0 loss to Chatteris Town last Tuesday.

A second defeat followed at the weekend at the hands of Girton United, who edged past them 3-2 in a feisty encounter.

In the same division, Soham United hit four goals past basement side Orwell in a dominant success.

Back in the Kershaw Senior B, Witchford 96 boosted their hopes of a top-five finish with a 2-1 win over Hemingfords United Reserves.

In the NMC 1B, Graham Ford wracked up his 20th goal of the season in Fordham’s 3-0 win over March Town Reserves, and Littleport Town took all three points from their trip to Huntingdon United with a 2-1.

In the division below, Cottenham United Reserves were beaten 3-1 by March Rangers, Ely Crusaders shocked second-placed Fenstanton with a 1-0 win, Little Downham Swifts hammered lowly Soham United Reserves 5-1, and Isleham United held league-toppers Houghton & Whyton to a 0-0 stalemate.

In the NMC 3B, Burwell Swifts Reserves boosted their survival hopes with a 3-1 win over Lakenheath Casusals, and in the NMC 4B, Fordham Reserves were beaten 3-1 by third-placed Wisbech St Mary C.

Finally, in the NMC 5B, Ely Crusaders Reserves cemented their place in second with a 3-1 away success over Upwell Town Reserves, and Marchester United inflicted only Burwell Tigers’ fourth defeat of the season with a 1-0 victory.