GALLERY: Murfitt to the four in Littleport rout
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NMC Division 1B Sam Murfitt was in fine fettle as his Littleport Town side hammered Huntingdon United, 6-2.
Murfitt hit four on his first appearance for Littleport to put them in the driving seat, with seasoned campaigners Callum Butcher and Richie Murfitt also on target.
United’s Dominic Everett hit a brace by way of consolation for the hosts.
The win keeps Littleport hot on the heels of league leaders Burwell, who sit five points clear, having played a game more.
Elsewhere, Josef De Pfieffer took his tally for the season to 14 goals in nine games with a brace in Burwell Swifts’ 3-1 victory over Bar Hill Saturday.
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Aaron Carman was also on target for the hosts, his second goal in as many games.
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Soham Town Rangers Reserves earned a valuable point in a 2-2 draw with Cambridge City Reserves.
Andrez Gutierreza and Nathan McGrath were on target for the Greens second string, to cancel out a brace from Joshua Maltby.
Kershaw Senior A
A late goal from Josh Turner denied Ely City Reserves a share of the spoils against fellow strugglers Fenstanton.
Turner struck with 10 minutes to go to seal a 2-1 win for visiting Fenstanton, adding to Luke Ackerman’s 40th minute strike.
The Robins’ reserves remain third from bottom of the league, with just one win from 12 games played.
Kershaw Senior B
Witchford 96’s stuttering run of form continued as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Needingworth United.
NMC Division 2B
Isleham United took all three points and the bragging rights as they secured a 3-2 derby victory over Mepal Sports.
Will Ellis, Richard Kent and Leon Imbert were on target for hosts Isleham, with Mepal’s Jaz Jatana and Daniel Walker hitting back.
United move up into fifth place with victory.
Elsewhere, Fordham shared the spoils in a hard fought 2-2 draw at Wisbech St Mary,
Fordham keeper Ben Tuffs made two magnificent saves in the opening stages to deny the home side but it was Fordham who took the lead with a magnificent goal.
The move began deep in their own half and ended with Jamie Crawley avoiding two tackles before scoring with a fine placement over the keeper’s head.
Fordham were the better side at this stage but 10 minutes after the restart, Ricky Gunns was left alone at the far post and Wisbech were on terms.
Fordham struck again soon after when Vinnie Long’s short corner was taken up by Alex Theobald, who scored with a fine curling effort from the edge of the area.
The visitors lost both goalscorers to injury at this stage and, with five minutes left, Martin Wright broke through to grab a point for the hosts.
Creake Charity Shield
Little Downham Swifts are through to the quarter-final of the shield courtesy of a thumping 5-1 win at Bluntisham Rangers Reserves.
Goals from Jack Butler, Lewis Chambers, Edward Hale, Harry Thompson and Jeremy Cutter smoothed Downham’s path into the latter stages of the competition.
Lower Junior Cup
Haydn Palmer and Mark Yardy struck twice as Littleport Town Reserves beat Benwick Athletic 6-3 to progress in the cup.
Fabio Santo and Scott Dews were also on target for Port as they booked a place in the quarter-final, where they could face Witchford 96.
NMC Division 3B
Stuart Freeland’s goal earned Ely Crusaders a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Soham United Reserves, on Saturday.
NMC Division 5A
Fordham Reserves made it seven points from three games as they defeated Suffolk Punch 3-1.
Luke Schunmann put his side two up inside 30 minutes. Ben Askew sealed the points with 20 minutes left.