Witchford pile on the pressure

PUBLISHED: 15:32 21 December 2006 | UPDATED: 13:39 04 May 2010

FRESH NEW LOOK: Soham Town Colts under-10s in their new second kit before playing Ely 
Crusaders. Team in alphabetical order: Kyle Allgood, Joe Chivers, Connor Cotterill, Ross Davey, Matthew Fretwell, Shannon Froggatt, Kieran Fuller, Joe Heal, Matthew He

FRESH NEW LOOK: Soham Town Colts under-10s in their new second kit before playing Ely Crusaders. Team in alphabetical order: Kyle Allgood, Joe Chivers, Connor Cotterill, Ross Davey, Matthew Fretwell, Shannon Froggatt, Kieran Fuller, Joe Heal, Matthew He

Under-8 Burwell Tigers 2 Witchford Colts 5 DESPITE being denied three times by the woodwork Witchford still ran out comfortable winners. Burwell struck first against the run of play, and after much Witchford pressure, they equalised when Ben Lymer shot

Under-8

Burwell Tigers 2

Witchford Colts 5

DESPITE being denied three times by the woodwork Witchford still ran out comfortable winners.

Burwell struck first against the run of play, and after much Witchford pressure, they equalised when Ben Lymer shot into the corner.

A well-taken brace from Max Loaker put the visitors 3-1 up before Burwell rallied and pulled a second goal back.

Callum Munden added Witchford's fourth with a powerful shot from an acute angle.

Loaker completed the scoring and his hat-trick, with a clever finish after good work by Jack Sheridan.

Witchford squad: Sam Brewer, Alex Matcham, Callum Munden, Keiran Reed, Arthur Maddocks, Jack Sheridan, Henry Green, Ben Lymer, Max Loaker.

Waterbeach 0

Haddenham Rovers Colts 7

HADDENHAM rounded off their year in fine style with an emphatic victory over a hard-working team.

After a close-fought opening 15

minutes Haddenham took the lead when Kieran Petty's shot went in off the post and goalkeeper.

Rovers stormed into the second period with Matthew Wright scoring with two excellent solo efforts, before Ricky Sawyer smashed in his first ever goal.

Wright then completed a superb hat-trick with a thumping cross/shot into the corner.

Haddenham re-shuffled their team to give the defenders a run up front and man of the match Charlie Tunnel and Jake Alsop took full advantage, scoring a goal each to rap up the win.

Haddenham squad: Matthew Wright, Kieran Petty, Jake Alsop, Joseph Alsop, Charlie Tunnel. Nick Threadgold, Joshua Lowe, Ricky Sawyer.

Under-8/9

Witchford under-9s 2

Mepal Sports under-8s 9

MEPAL under-8s came away clear winners from this friendly match against their slightly older opponents.

Sports were missing George Rayner through injury, but Jacob Waters proved to be a more than capable understudy, running the game for the visitors and helping himself to six goals.

Mepal's defence was reliable as usual with Joshua Fenner, Thomas Smith and Joe-Joe Corlito playing well.

A Kassem Silvain double and Harrison Jones strike completed the scoring for Mepal.

Mepal squad: Dean Baxter, Thomas Smith, Joshua Fenner, Shane Whatley, Jacob Waters, Kassem Silvain, Ashley Howlett, Joe-Joe Corlito, Harrison Jones.

Under-9

Littleport Town Colts B 2

Mepal Sports 2

A DRAW was a fair result from this exciting match.

Mepal started strongly and tested the Littleport goalkeeper several times, but when they were caught out on the break, Littleport took the lead. Richard Threadgold quickly levelled the scores and a Jamie Webb strike saw the

visitors take the lead.

Mepal looked to have secured the points but Littleport grabbed a late equaliser.

Isleham 0 Ely Crusaders 8

ELY produced a great team performance full of flowing passing and if it hadn't been for Isleham's resilience there would have been even more goals.

Alexander Ellwood, Samuel Quarrier and Kyle Thurston were magnificent in Ely's defence and this gave the team a platform from which to attack with speed.

The goals came from: Alfie Green, Christopher Lewis, Samuel Lowe, Quarrier and Max Wright (4).

Ely squad: Alexander Ellwood, Alfie Green, Mark Hardy, Edward Kratz, Christopher Lewis, Samuel Lowe, Samuel Quarrier, Kyle Thurston, Harry Selby Sieve-Wright, Max Wright.

Under-10

Soham Town Colts 0

Ely Crusaders 3

ELY Crusaders went into this game unbeaten so Soham knew they would have to be at their best.

For the majority of the game there was not a great deal between the two teams, but Ely took the lead before the break with a fine effort from a tight angle.

Soham increased their tempo in the second half and did well to control the majority of Ely's breaks, but the visitors made the most of their chances and scored twice more.

Kyle Allgood came close for Soham when he picked up the ball on the half way line and beat two players, and forced a good save from the goalkeeper.

Under-12

Cambourne Rovers 1

Littleport Town 3

LITTLEPORT recovered from a poor first half display to take a good away win.

The visitors went into the second half a goal down but a stunning strike from Arron Heaps levelled the scores.

After some slick passing, Nico Bishop made it 2-1, and after further pressure from the visitors, a fine solo effort from Bishop secured the win.

Ben Jewitt had an excellent game in Littleport's defence.

Littleport squad: Sam Barker, Ben Jewitt, Charlie Bowditch(c), Jake Kennedy, Kiaran Phillips, Arron Heaps, Joseph Murfitt, Ashton Oakes, Liam Ball, Luke Thompson, Nico Bishop, Ben Hawkins, Jake Browning, Josh Tollett.

Under-13

Mildenhall 2 Soham United 3

OLLY Henderson's superb injury-time volley secured the points for Soham on Sunday.

Callum Eley put Soham ahead

after five minutes with a well-taken strike following Ryan Brookes' long throw.

Mildenhall responded well and, although stand-in goalkeeper Jack Hindle-Smith pulled off some fine saves, he couldn't stop the home side leading 2-1 at the break.

Henderson equalised five minutes into the second half and then the game became a real battle.

Hindle-Smith saved from point-blank range to deny the home side, before Henderson scored the winner by connecting with Michael Wallis's corner. Wallis was man of the match for a superb defensive display.

Under-14

Soham Town Colts 1

Spartak 78 1

THIS match proved to be a thoroughly entertaining, keenly-contested and tough encounter.

Soham were punished for failing to convert several chances when Spartak's left winger scored with a great solo effort.

Town came out determined in the second half and put the visitors under a period of sustained pressure.

The equaliser came when Ryan Brook rose above the defence to head home an Elliot Drewery corner.

Soham should have gone on to win the game with efforts from Drewery, Brook and Charlie Wills all going close.

Wills was awarded man of the match for an effective midfield performance.

Soham squad: Ben Nicholas, Owen Grainger, Simon Murfitt, Charlie Wills, Michae Rola, Dan Brook, Ryan Brook, Elliot Drewery, Dalton Isaacson, Ruben Carvalho.

Under-16

Ely Crusaders 7 KC Cougers 1

THIS was a very one-sided game which Crusaders dominated.

Ely were 2-0 up after 20 minutes, following goals from Adam Keeble and Steven Nangle.

Cougers quickly pulled one back, but Ely re-established their two-goal lead five minutes before half-time when Tom Padmore scored with a superb shot from 25 yards, and the same player scored again a minute later to make it 4-1 at the break.

Further goals from Chris Flemming, Dan Miller and Adam Keeble wrapped up an easy win.

St Ives Rangers 1

Littleport Town 5

A FIVE-STAR performance saw Littleport win this highly entertaining match on a boggy pitch.

The visitors looked dangerous in wide areas in the early stages, but they took the lead when a quick pass through the middle sent Nick Seaman clear and he placed his shot past the advancing goalkeeper.

After St Ives nicked an equaliser Littleport re-established their lead through Sean Monigatti.

Littleport goalkeeper Rob Wilson pulled off a stunning double save before the break, and his side dominated the second half and went further ahead through an own goal.

Two more Monigatti strikes capped off a fine day for Littleport.

Littleport squad: Rob Wilson, Adam Reckless, Lee Fuller, John Kelly, Matt Fuller, Nick Seaman, Luke Williams, John Bartlett, James Elliot, Dan Bell, Sean Monigatti, Tom Evans, Ryan Middleton.

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