Football: IAN BUGGS FENMEN
CAMBS INVITATION CUP ROUND-UP Wisbech Town 2 Soham Town Colts 4 IAN Benjamin returned to his old club and saw his side progress to the second round thanks to a Steve Bugg hat-trick. The Fenmen took the lead after 10 minutes through Darren Jimson but Bugg
CAMBS INVITATION CUP ROUND-UP
Wisbech Town 2 Soham Town Colts 4
IAN Benjamin returned to his old club and saw his side progress to the second round thanks to a Steve Bugg hat-trick.
The Fenmen took the lead after 10 minutes through Darren Jimson but Bugg latched on to a 40-yard pass from the excellent Matt Robinson to equalise after 20 minutes.
Liam Nimmo restored the home side's lead and Soham went in at half-time 2-1 down, but Bugg finished an Aron Rutter cross in the 66th minute to level matters.
Soham stepped up a gear in the second half, and a 20-yard drive from Scott Johnson seven minutes from time put them ahead for the first time in the match.
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Bugg combined with Robinson again in the last minute to round off the scoring and ensure Soham's safe passage into the next round.
Benjamin said: "It was a very satisfying win for us. I felt we thoroughly deserved it. It could have gone either way in the first half but, in the second half, we played really well.
"Buggy really deserved his hat-trick. I'm a firm believer in 'What you put in, you get out,' and he's putting the work in and getting his rewards."
Soham travel to Kirkley on Saturday and Benjamin has a full squad to pick from.
Mildenhall Town 3 March Town United 0
MILDENHALL took the opportunity to blood a number of youngsters as 'Hall eased to a 3-0 win over the Hares.
Two goals from Owen Paynter and one from Tom Pell ensured a comfortable victory, against a March side in the First Division relegation zone and struggling after the resignation of manager Steve Wilson earlier this week.
The match was also notable for the Mildenhall debut of midfielder Danny Cornwall, signed from Bury Town this week.
Cornwall looked lively and inventive throughout and looks to be a good capture.
'Hall travel to Ipswich Wanderers, on Saturday.
Ely City 1 Great Shelford 3
ELY joint-manager Steve Taylor believes the pitch at the Unwin Ground has much to answer for as Ely bowed out to Kershaw League opposition.
He said: "The pitch is like a paddy field at the moment. We've been struggling with it for the last three games.
"It's deteriorated really quickly and I just hope it's not going to cost us by the end of the season. We try to get the ball down and play football but the players can't keep their feet.
"We're not making excuses - good luck to Shelford in the next round. But the pitch is affecting the confidence of our players because they can't get the ball down and play football on it."
Martin Westcott gave Ely the lead after 16 minutes, but it went downhill from there as Shelford scored twice before the half-time and once after the break to seal the victory.
Ex-Robins Lee James and Nick Finney were among the scorers for Shelford.
Ely entertain Tiptree United, on Saturday, when defender Tony Brown should make his return following an ankle problem.