Under-8 Sutton Rangers 0 Witchford Colts 7 WITCHFORD returned to winning ways in style. Jack Sheridan gave the visitors the lead and Arthur Maddocks then scored his first for the club, before a Keiron Reed strike and Calum Munden penalty increased their
Sutton Rangers 0
Witchford Colts 7
WITCHFORD returned to winning ways in style.
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Jack Sheridan gave the visitors the lead and Arthur Maddocks then scored his first for the club, before a Keiron Reed strike and Calum Munden penalty increased their lead.
Munden added another three to give Witchford a 7-0 lead, but Sutton defended well for the rest of the match, and only some fine goalkeeping from Sam Brewer and good defensive work from Alex Matcham prevented Sutton pinching a consolation goal.
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Witchford: Sam Brewer, Alex Matcham, Ben Lymer, Callum Munden, Henry Green, Jordan Emms, Keiron Reed, Arthur Maddocks, Jack Sheridan, Max Loaker.
Soham United 11 Burwell Tigers 5
THE final score was not a true reflection of this close match.
The lead changed hands several times with Burwell leading 5-4 at the 30-minute mark.
An excellent third period performance from Soham, especially Joseph Brannan who scored six goals in a row, took Soham to a 10-5 lead and another goal was added late on.
Soham's goalscorers were: Joseph Brannan (8), Joseph Bell (2) and Evan Baird-Timmins. Brannan was awarded man-of-the-match.
Newmarket Town A 1 Ely Crusaders 8
CRUSADERS continued their good start to the season with an emphatic away win.
Ely's passing game caused Newmarket problems in the early stages and goals from Lewis Hook, Alex Brown and George Leech (2) put them 4-0 up.
Two further strikes, another for Alex Brown and one from man-of-the-match Evan Jeckells, gave Ely a 6-0 half-time cushion.
Ely went on to extended their advantage through James Barrett and Lewis Hook's second.
Solid defensive displays came from Tomas Funell and Edward Frodsham, but Newmarket rounded off the scoring with a well-deserved consolation goal, direct from a free-kick.
Crusaders: James Barrett, Alex Brown (C), Edward Frodsham, Tomas Funnel, Evan Jeckells, Lewis Hook, George Leech, Jordan Marston, Jay Spittles.
Haddenham Rovers 3 Mepal Sports 3
A LATE Mepal equaliser ensured that the honours were shared in this gritty derby.
Rovers went 2-0 up but Sports battled gamely, with Jacob Waters and George Rayner influencing matters from the middle of the park and Kassem Silvain and Rayner himself struck to keep the vistitors' hopes alive.
Rovers recaptured the lead with the goal of the game, but Sports went on to dominate the closing period of the match, where they threw everything at the home side, while James Knox and Joe-Joe Corlito kept things tight at the back.
Sports got their reward when Silvain was on hand to slot home his second after good work from Shane Whatley.
Mepal Sports: Dean Baxter, Joe-Joe Corlito, James Knox, Thomas Smith, Ashley Howlett,James Rayson, George Rayner, Jacob Waters, Kassem Silvain, Shane Whatley, Harrison Jones.
Soham Town Colts 6
Waterbeach Colts 0
THE new-look Soham front-line made the most of their opportunities to score some excellant goals in a game Soham dominated.
Kyle Allgood kicked off the scoring and Jordan Turpin made it 2-0.
The Soham midfield controlled the majority of play, leaving their team-mates in defence as spectators.
Kieren Fuller made it 3-0 before Ross Davey capped his good performance with a goal. Turpin added a second to his tally before Travis Isaacson sealed the win.
Soham man-of-the-match: Travis Isaacson.
Soham: Kyle Allgood, Josef Chivers, Connor Cotterill, Ross Davey, Matthew Fretwell, Shannon Froggatt, Kieren Fuller, Joe Heale, Alistair Hutchison,Travis Isaacson, Jordan Turpin.
Littleport Town 2 Soham Town 3
ALEX Knox-Hooke's double gave Soham the win in the closely-fought derby.
Soham started well but Littleport took the lead through Ethan Povey.
Soham soon bounced back, when Benji Webster-Ward equalised, and he then had a goal disallowed.
Knox-Hooke scored early in the second half, but Littleport fought back and Harley Cater grabbed an equaliser.
Soham battled hard and Knox-Hooke found his way through to score his second and Soham's third to secure the win.
Gareth Ball had an excellent game in the Littleport goal.
Bottisham 0 Littleport Town 3
SUNDAY'S top-of-the-table clash proved to be an exciting and hard-fought match.
Second-placed 'Port started well but were faced with a strong Bottisham side.
Littleport opened the scoring when a free-kick found Nico Bishop, who beat the defence to slide home.
Littleport played with confidence and determination in the second half and when a corner found Charlie Bowditch, he fired the ball into the top corner to make it 2-0. This was quickly followed by 'Port's third, a great solo effort by Bishop.
A deserved win by a battling 'Port side which moves them to the top the table.
Littleport: Sam Barker, Charlie Bowditch(c), Jake Kennedy, Ben Jewitt, Jake Browning, Josh Tollet, Luke Thompson, Ben Hawkins, Arron Heaps, Nico Bishop, Joseph Murfitt Liam Ball, Jed Oak-Leigh.
Cambridge Musketeers 1
Stretham Sporting 6
A LAST-minute serious injury to the Musketeers' keeper spoilt what was an excellent second-half display from Sporting.
Goals from Zack Barton (2), Harry Thomson, Greg Hine and George Carroll added to Michael Thomas's first-half effort to ensure that Stretham took all three points.
A first-minute save from Will Holmes and stout defending from James Fuller and Greg Hine kept the Cambridge side at bay.
However, it was the injury to the host's keeper that was in everyone's thoughts at the end of the game and all of Stretham Sporting hope he makes a quick recovery.
Stretham: Will Holmes, James Fuller, Greg Hine, George Carroll, Ryan Newton, Harry Thomson, Matthew Kerridge, Conor Smithson, Michael Thomas, Jack Rose, Zack Barton, Craig Lawrence, Braddan Westlake.
Ely Crusaders 2 Lakenheath Youth 2
TWO late Lakenheath goals meant Ely had to settle for a draw.
A great solo run and finish from Ryan Lowe gave Ely the lead.
Goalkeeper George Bannister had an excellent game to ensure that Ely stayed in front.
Luke Hayes doubled Ely's lead when he scored from an acute angle.
Lakenheath piled on the pressure in the last 15 minutes and two defensive errors earned them a share of the points.
Ely man-of-the-match: George Bannister.
Chatteris 3 Soham Utd 7
SOHAM came away with three well-deserved points after this free-scoring clash.
Olly Henderson celebrated his return from injury with a first-half hat-trick and Murray King scored four to give Soham an emphatic win.
Luke Cells and Billy Johnson both had fine games in midfield, as did Ryan Brookes and Josh Radford in defence.
Soham Town Colts 8
Mildenhall Town Youth 4
RYAN Brook came off the bench to rescue Soham with a second-half hat-trick.
Soham struggled at the start and found themsleves 2-0 down and, after Simon Murfitt pulled one back with a free-kick, Mildenhall increased their lead.
A close-range strike from Daniel Whitwell made it 3-2, but Mildenhall re-established a two-goal cushion by scoring a penalty.
But an excellent Leevan Marshall strike and an own goal after a Elliot Drewery corner made the score 4-4 at half-time.
Soham were by far the better side in the second half and when Brook scored a stunning goal with his first touch, and then added two more, they were in a commanding position.
Andrew Pickerill added another by slotting home after a blistering run down the right.
Francis Rowlands won the man-of-the-match award for a commanding performance in central midfield.
Milton Colts 1 Ely City Colts 3
ELY bounced back from a bad run with a gritty performance against 10-man Milton.
City were well below par in the first half and conceeded a poor goal before the break. The visitors stepped up a gear in the second period and Sam Ashman caused problems with his fine runs down the right. Ashman was rewarded with two excellent goals, making him City's top scorer, and Ryan Lane grabbed another.
Ely's captain Sean Flack was carried off with a knee injury, but the rest of the team dug in, with fine defensive performances from Aidan Hutton, Nathan Feetham and Danny Drewery.
Ely: Luke Coe, Aidan Hutton, Nathan Feetham, Sean Flack, Danny Drewery, Ryan Lane, Ed Dickinson, Sam Ashman, Kyle Green, Jay Martin, Jack Kirby, Callum Falconer.
Ely Crusaders 3 Bottisham 0
AFTER an even start, Ely took the lead after 12 minutes through Martin Collier.
A second soon followed when a solo run and good cross from Karl Hopkin set up Matteus Kupka to score.
Botisham came close to scoring before half-time, but goalkeeper Scott Verdon saved well.
The Bottisham goalkeeper had an excellent game until Dan Simpson made it 3-0 with a good run and powerful finish.
Littleport Town 4 Soham Town 0
FOUR second-half goals gave Littleport a satisfying victory in this derby.
Littleport passed well from the outset and caused problems down both wings.
Soham played their way back into the game but two well-timed interceptions prevented them creating any clear-cut chances.
Nick Seaman almost gave Littleport the lead but his fierce shot was turned away by the Soham keeper.
Littleport took the lead immediately after the break when John Bartlett's strong drive hit a defender and looped over the goalkeeper and into the net.
Dan Bell doubled Littleport's lead with a header from close range after Sean Monigatti's cross eluded the goalkeeper.
Luke Williams made it 3-0 when, after slick passing on the right, he drove the ball into the corner of the net.
Monigatti completed the scoring five minutes from the end when he cut in and fired his shot under the goalkeeper.
Littleport: Rob Wilson, Adam Reckless, Lee Fuller, John Kelly, Matt Fuller, Nick Seaman, Luke Williams, John Bartlett, Tom Evans, Dan Bell, Sean Monigatti, Sam Males, Oli Pindar, Ryan Middleton.