Hat-trick pair on form
Under-8 Witchford Colts 9 Waterbeach Colts 0 HAT-TRICKS from Ben Lymer and Henry Green helped Witchford secure an emphatic win. Lymer scored the first two goals; firstly racing on to a through-ball and beating the keeper at the near post, be
Witchford Colts 9 Waterbeach Colts 0
HAT-TRICKS from Ben Lymer and Henry Green helped Witchford secure an emphatic win.
Lymer scored the first two goals; firstly racing on to a through-ball and beating the keeper at the near post, before scoring with a cross/shot into the corner. Arthur Maddox netted the third, before Lymer completed his hat-trick with a good finish.
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Witchford continued to press in the second half and Jordan Emms scored his first of the season with an angled drive.
Green then grabbed a quick double, before Max Loaker eventually scored the eighth after being denied several times. Green rounded off the scoring and completed his hat-trick with a neat turn and fine finish into the corner.
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Witchford: Sam Brewer, Alex Matcham, Kieron Reed, Jordan Emms, Callum Munden, Jack Sheridan, Arthur Maddox, Max Loaker, Henry Green, Ben Lymer.
Ely Crusaders 2 Soham 3
THE old football saying that 'goals win games' was an appropriate one here as a host of early misses came back to haunt Crusaders and caused them to surrender their unbeaten record.
After a promising start Ely fell behind and despite an excellent solo run and goal by Lewis Hook, they trailed 2-1 at half-time with Joseph Bell and George Newman on the scoresheet for Soham. Sam Scarborough equalised for Ely, but this was soon cancelled out by a goal from Soham's man-of-the-match Max Palmer.
Despite some good passing play during the final quarter of the match, Ely failed to breach the Soham defence.
Crusaders: Barrett, Brown, Butler, Felton, Frodsham, Funnell, Hook, Jeckells, Leech, Marston, Scarborough, Spittles.
Newmarket Town 2 Haddenham Rovers Colts 4
EXCELLENT team-work earned Haddenham victory in a hard fought match against a spirited team.
Matthew Wright's fourth goal of the season gave Haddenham the lead, but Newmarket levelled just before the break with James Turner's neat finish. Rovers took control in the second period, Matthew Beary waltzed through the home side's defence to make it 2-1 and the impressive Ricky Sawyer put through the lively Beary again to finish coolly and put the visitors 3-1 ahead.
Newmarket pulled a goal back through Pierrick Hausler but Joshua Lowe secured a deserved win with a goal three minutes from time.
Haddenham's man of the match: Ricky Sawyer.
Haddenham: Matthew Wright, William Darlington, Jake Alsop, Joseph Alsop, Kieran Petty, Ricky Sawyer, Matthew Beary, Charlie Tunnell, Joshua Lowe.
Sutton Rangers 3 Stretham Sporting 1
A SOLID team-performance earned Sutton Rangers their first win of the season.
Sporting made very tough opponents and continued to test the Sutton defence.
Sutton's goals came from: Ashley Zheng, Arran Hill and an unfortunate own-goal.
Witchford Colts 4 Cottenham United 0
TWO goals in each half helped Witchford cruise into the next round.
Spencer Saberton opened the scoring with a superb free-kick and Alec Hewitt made it 2-0 after 10 minutes, following good pressure from David Mayle.
Cottenham battled back well and they almost scored following a goalmouth scramble but Brandon Phillips saved well.
James Edwards scored Witchford's third goal in the second half after they had absorbed further pressure. Ben Goads sealed the win with a deflected shot, following another scramble.
Man of the match: James Edwards
Witchford: Brandon Phillips, Eddie Bowles, Sam Robbins, Ben Goad, Jack Bradney, Spencer Saberton, James Edwards, Hayden Brown, Conor Meads, David Mayle, Alec Hewitt.
Soham United 1 Ely Crusaders A 6
FOUR goals from Luke Brown helped to secure Ely's passage into the next round.
Brown opened the scoring by connecting well with an Oliver Bailey cross and he scored his second shortly after following good work from Tejay O'Keefe. Bailey made it 3-0 before half-time after an excellent Jordan Rowsel pass.
Ely continued to press in the second half and were 4-0 up when Bailey's long throw picked out Brown who struck a fine shot to complete his hat-trick. Bailey then released Brown again to score his fourth and Crusaders' fifth and Bailey made it six after he pounced on the rebound after Brown forced a save, before Soham grabbed a late consolation goal.
Ely: Oliver Bailey, Luke Brown, Fraser Crossman, Ryan Dean, Jonathan Humphrey, James Hutton, Aiden Merry, Joe Minar, Tejay O'Keefe (c), Jordan Rowsel, Liam Walker.
Ely Crusaders 2 Chatteris Town 0
THIS was a superb flowing game played by two evenly matched teams.
It was end-to-end stuff from the start with Ely prevented by the excellent Chatteris goalkeeper, while the Crusaders' defenders were made to work hard at the other end.
The deadlock was broken just before half-time when Ely's Scott Callaghan volleyed a high cross into the bottom corner of the net.
Ely's second goal came after a spell of fine pass-and-move football finished with Tom Matcham looping the ball over the goalkeeper.
Ely: Oscar Haines, Ryan Marston, Tom Matcham, Harry Beeton, Tyler Thurston, Scott Callaghan, Thomas Walker, Tom Biscoe, James Callow, Jake Day, Sam Dix, Alex Germeney, Luke Hall, Lewis Jones, Rowan Shergold.
Chatteris Town 3 Haddenham Rovers Colts B 3
THIS truly was a game of two halves.
Haddenham started with the same determination that saw them take their first win of the season last week, but strong wind made it difficult for both teams.
Rovers broke the deadlock, mid-way through the half when a beautifully struck corner kick from Daniel Piggott curled straight in.
Robert Nangle made it 2-0 with a superb strike, minutes before half-time.
A cool finish from Nangle made it three, early in the second half, but Haddenham then had to deal with a strong head-wind and a determined Chatteris fight-back, and the scores were level before the final whistle.
Haddenham man of the match: Hannah Dewey.
Haddenham: Hannah Dewey, Liam Roberts, Michael Heath, Robert Nangle, Chris Threadgold, Felix Peck, Laurence Martin, Daniel Piggott and Edward Emmerson.
Soham Town Colts 3 Cherry Hinton 1
SOHAM attacked from the start and went ahead mid-way through the first period when Matthew Allen headed in a Lewis Freestone corner.
But the visitors were gifted an equaliser on the stroke of half-time.
Adam Stronge put Soham back in front early in the second half with his first goal of the season, a stunning shot that left the goalkeeper with no chance. Robson Barker secured the points when he tapped in from close range after a superb cross from James Prewett.
Littleport Town 1 Over Sports 2
LITTLEPORT'S winning streak came to an end on Sunday. 'Port found themselves defending early on and an Over free-kick followed by a goalmouth scramble saw the visitors open the scoring, but Joseph Murfitt equalised.
The second half was a hard scrap with 'Port's defence under pressure. Over eventually scored again, this goal proving to be the match-winner.
Littleport: Sam Barker, Ben Jewitt, Jake Kennedy, Charlie Bowditch( c ), Kiaran Philips, Luke Thompson, Arron Heaps, Ben Hawkins, Aston Oakes, Nico Bishop, Joseph Murfitt, Jed Oak-Leigh, Josh Tollett, Jake Browning.
Priory Parkside 7 Soham United 3
DESPITE Christian Cocksedge giving United a dream start with a goal after two minutes, they came away with nothing.
The home side used their physical advantage to good use and stormed into a 5-1 lead. Soham mounted a fight-back with another Cocksedge goal and super free-kick from Ryan Brookes.
However, two late errors gave the home side two more goals. Soham's man of the match: Ryan Brookes.
Ely Crusaders 6 Alconbury Colts 0
MAN of the match Luke Hayes grabbed four as Ely ran out comfortable winners.
Alconbury made life hard for Ely in the first half but a double from Hayes gave them a 2-0 lead at the break.
Crusaders took control in the second half and goals from Cameron Robb, Alfa Balde and two more from Hayes secured the emphatic win.
Ely Crusaders B 1 Soham Town Colts 5
ANOTHER outstanding performance from hat-trick hero Elliot Drewery helped Soham maintain their unbeaten run.
Dan Whitwell gave Soham the lead but Christian Pearson equalised with a clever lob.
Drewery restored Town's lead, when he cut in from the left and skilfully passed the ball into the corner of the net.
Both teams attacked after the restart, but Whitwell gave Soham a two-goal cushion when he smashed home after good work from Ryan Brook. Man-of-the-match Drewery made it 4-1 when he latched on to the rebound after Michae Rola hit the post with a superb long-range strike, before completing the scoring by running on to a long ball from 'keeper Ben Nicholas.
Soham: Charlie Wills, Josh Heaps, Simon Murfitt, Dalton Isaacson, Dan Sadler, Francis Rowlands, Craig Allen, Dan Whitwell, Joel Frey, Leevan Marshall, Elliot Drewery, Ryan Brook, Michae Rola, Own Grainger, Ben Nicholas.
Witchford Girls 6 Histon Hornets Girls 1
WITCHFORD manager Gary Dewey described this as "the best team performance of the season".
Emily Mynott's long-range effort gave Witchford the lead after 10 minutes and a fine curling shot from Terri Martin made it 2-0 mid-way through the first half.
After further Witchford pressure, a solo-effort from Meg Jones, put them 3-0 up.
Histon got on top, early in the second half, and pulled a goal back 15 minutes after the break.
But Leanne Jeffrey quickly restored Witchford's three-goal advantage before further goals from Chelsea Morley and Martin.
Littleport Town 1 Mildenhall Town 2
WOEFUL finishing cost Littleport in this fast-paced game. The visitors took advantage of having the strong wind at their backs and took the lead when an unmarked forward ran in through the centre to score, then scored again before the break despite Littleport's claims for a free-kick.
Sean Monigatti pulled one back for the home side when he headed in from close range after a free-kick.
Littleport: Rob Wilson, Adam Reckless, Lee Fuller, John Kelly, Matt Fuller, Sam Males, Luke Williams, John Bartlett, Tom Evans, Dan Bell, Sean Monigatti, James Elliot, Ryan Middleton, Sam Frost.