Football round-up: Littleport Town hand Ely City Reserves an 8-0 derby drubbing
LITTLEPORT Town hand Ely City Reserves a derby drubbing while Soham Town Rangers Reserves crash to their fifth straight defeat - all the action from across the district.
Kershaw Premier League
• LITTLEPORT Town handed neighbours Ely City Reserves a derby drubbing as they cruised to an 8-0 win on Saturday.
Former Ely City man Brady Stone showed no sympathy to his former team as he struck a hat-trick. Tom Moden chipped in with a brace, David Cornwell and Martin Grey hit the back of the net and an unfortunate Robins’ player scored an own goal.
The thrashing consolidates Port’s 11th position in the league.
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• BOSS Andrew Lee was left scratching his head after Soham Town Rangers Reserves crashed to their fifth straight defeat.
Brett Fuller’s first goal of the season was not enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat at Lakenheath, in which substitute Jordan Gent was sent off for two yellow cards.
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The defeat leaves Soham’s second string second bottom.
Kershaw Senior A
• SOHAM United’s perfect start to the season was halted as they fell to a 3-2 defeat in their top-of-the-table clash with Cherry Hinton.
Kershaw Senior B
• LITTLEPORT Town Reserves conceded five goals for a third successive week as they fell to defeat against fifth-placed West Wratting Reserves.
Dan Bell got Port’s goal in a 5-1 loss which sees them drop to ninth in the table.
• WITCHFORD ‘96 made it four wins out of four in all competitions by cruising to a 4-1 victory over March Town United Reserves.
Strike partners Michael Ward (2) and Aaron Spencer bagged three of their goals, with a Tom Parrish strike sealing the win.
Witchford have scored 14 goals and conceded just two in four outings this season, in what is turning into another impressive campaign for delighted boss Martin Skilbeck.
• SUTTON United extended their winning streak to three games with a fine 3-2 victory over March Rangers.
United took their tally of goals to 14 in the last three matches, with Will Ludbrooke, Chris Halls and Russell Mansfield on target. The win moves them up to fifth in the table.
• MEPAL Sports’ league struggle continued with a 3-1 defeat to high-flying Milton Reserves.
Justin Challis got the goal for Mepal, who are yet to record a league win this season after four attempts.
John Ablett Cup
• HADDENHAM Rovers put up a brave fight away to higher league opposition but they were beaten 3-2 by Benwick Albion.
Shane Feltwell and Ben Youngman were on target for Rovers but three goals from the Division 3B table-toppers sent them spiralling out of the competition.
• STRETHAM Hotspurs made light work of Milton A as they spanked them 8-1 to sail through to the next round.
Soham United Reserves also racked up eight and only conceded two as they dispatched Chatteris Town A.
• LITTLE Downham Swifts suffered a shock defeat away to bottom of Division 3B side Wimblington Reserves.
Tony Ure’s side, who have now conceded 21 goals in their five completed matches, were humbled 4-1.
• WICKEN Amateurs crashed out of the cup as they were beaten 4-0 by higher league opponents Eynesbury Rovers A.
Amateurs have now lost their last four games in all competitions and boss Rory Woodroffe will be hoping for a swift change of fortunes, starting with next week’s game at Willingham Wolves.
• ELY Crusaders kept their 100 per cent record intact by pipping rivals Witchford 96 Reserves 3-2 in a hard-fought derby.
Hotshot Scott Dews made the difference for Ely as he bagged his second hat-trick of what will surely be a bumper goal-scoring campaign.
His goals proved too much for Witchford, who stayed in the game thanks to strikes from Tom Skilbeck and Ollie Swan-Taylor.
The result, which was Witchford’s fifth straight defeat, sees second-placed Ely keep pace with Houghton & Wyton, who top the table on goal difference.
• NEWLY-REFORMED Littleport Town A made the long trip to Coldham United and came away with a point.
John Love scored Port’s goal in a 1-1 draw which sees his side occupy a creditable third place in the table.