Football round-up: Littleport Town topple Alconbury and Burwell Tigers hit Guyhirn for six to end their unbeaten run
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On another weekend of Cambs Football League action, Cottenham United failed to build on the momentum they gained from victory over Cambridge City Reserves last weekend by falling to a 1-0 defeat away at Fulbourn Institute.
Cottenham have struggled for form this season and are second-from-bottom in the Kershaw Premier, and their woes were compounded by third-placed Fulbourn.
In the league below, Ely City Reserves welcomed Soham United for an East Cambridgeshire derby, but the two sides cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw.
Elsewhere, Soham Town Rangers Reserves’ slim hopes of promotion from the Kershaw Senior A were made even slimmer after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Royston Town ‘A.’
The Greens’ second string’s eight defeat of the season sees them fall 10 points adrift of third-placed Barrington.
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In the Kershaw Senior B, Witchford 96 were in inspired form and grabbed all three points on their trip to Wimblington thanks to a 4-1 win.
Fordham hosted Buckden in the NMC 1B and the spoils were shared in the top-four clash.
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Fordham took the lead after 20 minutes when Graham Ford set up Chris Avis to score again from close range, but Buckden levelled the scores 10 minutes before the interval on the break, and neither side could find a winner.
Littleport Town, pictured, leapfrogged Fordham into third after they edged fellow top-six side Alconbury by two goals to one.
The home side also unveiled their new kit, sponsored by local firm Manit Contractors.
In the league below, Cottenham United Reserves - like their first team – fell to defeat, going down 4-1 to high-flying Houghton & Whyton.
Isleham United bounced back from some poor recent results to hit six past Little Downham Swifts in an impressive 6-3 win. Christopher Martin’s four-goal haul helped Isleham to their first win since January 9, with Liam Hart also grabbing a brace.
Ely Crusaders travelled to March Rangers full of confidence thanks to some excellent wins of late, but were brought back to earth with a bump after being pipped 3-2 by the March club.
Goals from Adam Newson and Chris Slatter were not enough for the Crusaders, who were defeated for the first time since December 5 last year.
Mepal Sports also dented Wisbech St Mary ‘A’s chances of going up after holding them to a 1-1 draw, and Fenstanton produced a professional performance on their trip to Soham United Reserves to take a 2-0 win.
In NMC 3B, Burwell Swifts Reserves pulled off a shock, with the side rock-bottom of the division hammering Earith United – who were reduced to 10 men - 4-0.
Fordham Reserves were the big winners of the weekend in NMC 4B, beating Witchford 96 Reserves 5-0 thanks to doubles from both Paul Wallis and Olly Henderson.
In the same division, Isleham United Reserves made short work of Hemingfords United ‘A,’ beating them 2-0, and Isleham Warriors and March Rangers Reserves shared the points after a 2-2 draw.
Burwell Tigers pulled off arguably the shock result of the weekend by storming to a 6-0 success over previously unbeaten league leaders Guyhirn. A hat trick from Jordan Wilkinson helped the Tigers roar to victory over the runaway league toppers, with further goals from Jack Hindle-Smith, and Nicklas Staaf.
In the same division, five-star Cottenham United ‘A’ toppled Benwick Athletics Reserves with a 5-1 triumph, and Ely Crusaders Reserves came out on top in a six-goal thriller against Barton Mills, winning 4-2.