GALLERY: East Cambs football roundup
PUBLISHED: 13:19 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:19 28 November 2013
All the action from across the district
Kershaw Senior A
Ely City Reserves inflicted a first defeat of the season on runaway league leaders Gamlingay United.
Jon Bartlett netted a superb hat-trick for Brady Stone’s side, with George Cummins and Richie Murfitt also on target. Substitute Danny Gibbs completed a stunning – and somewhat unexpected – 6-2 win for Ely. The Robins remain in 10th place.
Martin Grey saw red as Soham Town Rangers Reserves lost 2-1 to title-chasing Foxton at Julius Martin Lane. Mason Newman was on the score sheet for the Greens, who slipped back to 15th. Soham United followed up last week’s 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Soham Town Rangers Reserves with a 5-1 reverse against Cambridge University Press. United slip to second from bottom.
Kershaw Senior B
The ever-reliable Michael Ward netted for Witchford 96 as they battled to a 1-1 draw at Fowlmere. Ward netted his 19th of the season to keep 96 in second place and hot on the heels of league leaders Somersham Town.
NMC Division 1B
Littleport Town will be hoping their thrilling 5-4 win over Manea United on Saturday will kick-start their floundering season. Port had picked up just two wins in nine going into the game but did enough to take all three points in a nail-biting, nine-goal epic away from home. Wayne Bostock and Michael Emms scored two goals apiece, with Tommy Faulkner adding the all-important fifth.
NMC Division 2B
It was crushing week for East Cambridgeshire teams in this division as all three in action suffered heavy defeats. Mepal Sports went down 7-2 at Wisbech St Mary Reserves, Sutton United lost 5-0 at title chasers Overs Sports Reserves and Fordham were hammered 7-0 by second-bottom Elsworth Sports.
NMC Division 3B
Stretham Hotspurs got back to winning ways on Saturday with a narrow 3-2 victory over Soham United Reserves.
In-form Stretham have won four out of six games played so far this season and moved up into fifth place in the league. United Reserves, meanwhile, slip to second from bottom, just four points clear of rock-bottom Hemingfords United A. Little Downham Swifts moved up into seventh place with a 3-1 win at Benwick Athletic. Goal-machine Lewis Chambers scored another two goals, with Jeremy Cutter also on the score sheet.
NMC Division 4B
Joseph Murfitt’s goal was all Littleport Town Reserves had to show from their 4-1 loss at Gorefield Athletic. And there was also a rare bad day at the office for Ely Crusaders, who surrendered three points to fierce league rivals The Eagle in a 2-1 reverse. Scott Dews was on target for Crus but goals from Pawel Drozdz and Slawomir Pekala handed the visitors victory.
NMC Division 5C
Witchford 96 Reserves took the points against local rivals Haddenham Rovers Reserves in a 10-goal thriller.
Darren Easey netted twice for hosts Haddenham to add to Stephen Easey’s strike, but there was no stopping Witchford, with a hat-trick for Tom Skillbeck and goals for Ryan Bowles, David Chase, David Mayle and Oliver Sellers for a 7-3 win.
Creake Charity Shield
Burwell Swifts advanced to the quarter final of this competition with a 2-0 win over Brampton Reserves. They will face Whittlesford United in January for a spot in the semis.