Slideshow: Senior Football Round Up

PUBLISHED: 12:13 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:51 04 May 2010


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ALL the action from across the region s football DIVISION 3B BURWELL Swifts got over the midweek disappointment of a 3-3 draw against Little Downham with an emphatic 4-1 win over Hemingford United. Tom Thatcher opened the scoring after 40 minutes as he

ALL the action from across the region's football

DIVISION 3B

BURWELL Swifts got over the midweek disappointment of a 3-3 draw against Little Downham with an emphatic 4-1 win over Hemingford United.

Tom Thatcher opened the scoring after 40 minutes as he pounced on a bobbling ball in the box to smash into the net.

Swifts pushed on after the opener and went on to dominate the second half with Thatcher grabbing a second early on.. The third came after a Carl Saxby cross, which Jake Drake glanced on, and the ball hit a defender, for an own goal.

And Glenn Carman, coming on as a sub added the fourth, when he arrived at the back post, to volley in from four yards.A late consolation from the home side, finished the scoring. The win moves Swifts onto 47 and a point clear of Huntingdon United.

Fordham Reserves consolidated their position in tenth place in the league following a battling 1-1 draw with Isleham United. Jamie Peacock was on target for the home side to give them a share of the spoils.

Ely Crusaders slipped to their first defeat in five games after going down 3-2 at home to Little Downham Swifts.

PREMIER DIVISION

A RICHIE Murfitt double ensured that Littleport Town secured all three points against a lowly Needingworth United side.

The win, Port's fourth in six, moves them on to 46 points and just two away from leaders Cambridge University Press albeit with a game in hand.

Fordham moved into eleventh place in the league following a superb 2-1 win at Histon A.

A bright start from both teams saw plenty of opportunities to break the deadlock but it was the visitors who would take the initiative as Alex Irvine netted following some intricate interplay with Sam James.

The visitors were unable to hold their lead going in at half time however, and a sweeping attack down the right hand side brought an equaliser for Histon.

After the break Histon came out firing and it took a number of fine saves from Fordham keeper Liam Green to keep the scores level.

Having ridden the worst of the home attacks Fordham launched some attacking forays of their own and were rewarded just seven minutes from time when Alex Irvine smashed home following some delightful interplay involving Daren Pryke and Shane Feltwell.

Ely City Reserves' run of games without a win was stretched to six at the weekend as they went down 4-2 at home to Great Shelford.

Buster Harradine did much of the damage for the visitors as he netted a superb hat-trick to hand Shelford the win and keep them in with a shout of promotion.

SENIOR B

SOHAM United's promotion hopes were dealt a telling blow at the weekend as they lost out 2-1 at second-placed Sawston United.

Goals from Luke Shaw and Tony Speed were enough to hand Sawston the victory leaving United stranded in fifth place, now 20 points off of leaders Milton, albeit with three games in hand.

Five goals from the Smith's ensured West Row Gunners cruised to an emphatic 6-0 win over Helions Bumpstead.

A hat-trick from Shaun Smith was ably complemented by an excellent brace from Ashley Smith to ensure that West Row got back to winning ways following their 3-0 reverse at the hands of Chatteris. A Bumpstead own goal completed the scoring.

Haddenham Rovers meanwhile, came away from Saffron Crocus with a point in a 2-2 draw at the Ickleton Recreation Ground.

DIVISION 1A

ELY City A dropped points on leaders Wisbech St Mary after they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Waterbeach Reserves.

The draw, Ely's second in three games, sees them move onto 43 points, some nine behind Wisbech who cruised to a 7-0 win at Gransden Chequers.

DIVISION 2B

SUTTON United's hopes of catching leaders Lakenheath Reserves were given a boost at the weekend as they overcame second-placed side Somersham Town Reserves 1-0.

The win, Sutton's fourth in six games, moves them onto 40 points, just three behind Somersham and 10 behind the leaders, though they still have a game in hand.

Pymoor meanwhile, continued to impress as they sauntered to their fifth win in six games with a 6-2 victory at home to Godmanchster Rovers Reserves.

DIVISION 4B

A TOM Neal goal was enough to sink West Row Gunners Reserves as they lost out 1-0 at home to Estover Park.

DIVISION 5B

SWIFTS Reserves recovered from two goals down to take a share of the spoils in a 3-3 draw at home to Bottisham Sports Reserves.

Having gone two down withtin the first 15minutes Swifts were up against it but were able to get back into the match when Clive Metcalfe struck the back of the net from the edge of the box.

This should have been the chance to push Swifts on, but they never really clicked, and soon went 3-1 down, with 20 minutes to go, after a defensive error.

With their backs to the wall Swifts made some sweeping tactical changes, which soon bore fruit as, after 80 minutes, a cross by Metcalfe found defender Andre Googe unmarked on the edge of the six yard box, and he managed to scramble the ball in.

Then, with five minutes to go, a superb goal by Ryan Lynch levelled the game and completed the comback. He picked the ball up from about 25 yards out, side stepped his defender, and hit a dipping left foot shot, which left the keeper grasping for air, as the ball sailed in.

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