Town such good travellers
PUBLISHED: 16:09 24 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 May 2010
KERSHAW PREMIER DIVISION Littleport Town Home W8 D2 L5 F27 A26 Away W9 D2 L4 F41 A20 Points 55 (4th of 16) TOWN finished fourth in the top flight, despite losing their first three league games against Waterbeach, Newmarket Town Reserves and Over Sports. T
KERSHAW PREMIER DIVISION
Home W8 D2 L5 F27 A26
Away W9 D2 L4 F41 A20
Points 55 (4th of 16)
TOWN finished fourth in the top flight, despite losing their first three league games against Waterbeach, Newmarket Town Reserves and Over Sports.
They were the only Premier Division side to boast an away record superior to their home record, including a run of six successive away victories before the 2-1 defeat at Histon A which cost them third place by one point.
Littleport were also quite successful in the cup competitions, reaching the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup and the final of the Premier League Cup, which they lost by the odd goal in five to Histon A.
Fifth-placed Histon also defeated 'Port twice in the league, as did Great Shelford (champions) and Over Sports (runners-up). Dave Cullum's side did however, beat Shelford 2-0 on their way to the final of the League Cup.
Cullum said: "To finish fourth was a great achievement for a club of our size."
Nigel Smith was top goalscorer with 19 in all competitions, but the only other players to reach double-figures were late-season signing Will Ludbrooke (11 - including six in the 8-1 demolition of Sawston United) and Sean Ambrose.
Home W8 D2 L5 F33 A24
Away W6 D4 L5 F38 A38
Points 48 (7th of 16)
FORDHAM also had a pretty good campaign, and after three games had a nine-point advantage against their local rivals Littleport.
Their form tailed off a bit after that, but four successive victories towards the end of the season ensured they would finish in the top half of the table.
Fordham matched Littleport to a large extent (taking four points off them and also defeating Shelford in the cup), but they gleaned only one point from their meetings with the top three sides and dropped silly away points to the likes of Somersham Town (bottom) and Linton Granta (second-from-bottom).
But Fordham were always competitive, and (apart from the late-season 6-1 defeat at Shelford) were never beaten by more than two goals in any fixture.
They boasted three players in double figures (Daren Pryke 18, John Sands 16 and Jose Monteiro 15), but goals were pretty thin on the ground elsewhere and that was probably the main reason Fordham failed to break into the top six.
ELY Park Rangers Reserves completed their successful campaign with a 4-2 win over YMCA in Division 2A of the Sunday League.
Ely had already been crowned champions, and wrapped up an unbeaten campaign as goals from Richard Dewsbury, Peter Munns, Richie Murfitt and Erhan Okay were sufficient to defeat their last game opponents.
The Vine (Division 3B champions) and Mepal Sports (Division 4B champions) both suffered heavy defeats in last week's play-off matches.
A David Clifford hat-trick helped 3A winners Elsworth Sports to beat The Vine 4-1, and Mepal failed to trouble the scorer as they crashed 5-0 to 4A rivals Newmarket Town A.