Jose shows the way with last-minute spot-kick
KERSHAW LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Fordham registered their first points of the campaign as they beat Ely City Reserves by the only goal of the game, and then shared the spoils with Wickhambrook. A last minute penalty from Jose Mendez-Monteiro earned Fordham
Fordham registered their first points of the campaign as they beat Ely City Reserves by the only goal of the game, and then shared the spoils with Wickhambrook.
A last minute penalty from Jose Mendez-Monteiro earned Fordham a 1-0 win over Reserves and Mendez-Monteiro was on target again to earn a 1-1 draw with Wickhambrook.
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Littleport Town became the first team to take points from Eaton Socon this season as they came from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw.
Substitute Nigel Smith was the Littleport hero as he scored a brace in the second half of a dramatic match.
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SENIOR DIVISION B
Littleport Town Reserves suffered their first defeat of the season as they went down by the odd goal in three at home to Saffron Crocus.
Mark Talbot scored an equaliser for Reserves but a goal early in the second half consigned them to defeat.
The same scoreline saw Haddenham Rovers lose for the third time in a row in their match at Outwell Swifts.Trailing to a 15th minute goal, Rovers got back on level terms through Will Ludbrooke but Outwell netted a winner three minutes from time.
Soham United also lost their third match in succession as they squandered a 1-0 lead at Castle Camps. Jamie Day put Soham ahead but the home side scored a penalty on the stroke of half time before scoring two more after the break.
Richard Martin made a sensational debut for Witchford '96, scoring twice in the 5-2 defeat of Godmanchester Rovers Reserves.
Another brace from Aaron Spencer and a fifth from Ally McDonald secured victory.
Martin's former team-mates, at Sutton, came from a goal behind to earn a 3-3 draw at Hemingfords United Reserves.
A double from Lee Read and a third for Peter Wallace put Sutton 3-2 up but Reserves earned a point with an equaliser 15 minutes from time.
Stretham Hotspurs also shared six goals as they entertained Somersham Town Reserves.
Leigh Iball and Gary Careless put Hotspurs 2-0 up, but Town scored twice before the break and hit another in the second half to take the lead.
Stretham's Lee Taylor was sent off but Iball's header earned the home side a point.
The Vine lost 2-1 at Wisbech St Mary Reserves, and Pymoor crashed 7-2 in their match at Newmarket White Lion.
Soham United Reserves made a winning start in their home clash with Huntingdon United RGE Reserves.
Aaron Lee's opener was cancelled out in the second half but Lee was on target again to snatch a 2-1 win.
In the same section there were defeats for Ely Crusaders, Mepal Sports, Little Downham Swifts and Haddenham Rovers Reserves.
Ely lost 5-2 at Newmarket Town A, Mepal were edged out 2-1 at Lakenheath Reserves, Downham were beaten by the odd goal in five at St Ives Town A and Haddenham slumped 4-1 at home to title-favourites March Rangers.
The Vine Reserves made a successful start to the season, winning 3-1 in the home clash with Swavesey Institute Reserves.
Dave Abbott and Justin Challis struck inside the opening half-an-hour, and Leon Collins made sure of the points with a third goal in the second period.
Littleport Town A were also playing at home, but lost 4-2 against Exning Athletic as goals from Darren Lawrence and substitute Rob Wilson failed to stave off defeat.
Wicken Amateurs also lost, going down by the odd goal in three at Hemingfords United A.
Little Downham Swifts Reserves hosted Coldham United, eventually running out winners by a 3-1 margin.
Triple-S began their Senior Division campaign with a useful 2-2 draw at Sawston Keys.
Jonathan Brown's deflected shot put Triple-S 2-1 up after Keys had opened the scoring, but the hosts equalised to salvage a draw.
Ely Park Rangers celebrated their first top flight match by winning 5-2 at the expense of Ickleton, and their Division 1A Reserves also scored five times to take all three points at the expense of hosts Girton Eagles.
In Division 2A there were draws for Village Inn (1-1 at Alma FC) and QPR Ely (4-4 at Over Crusaders), and in Division 3B Wilburton Albion also had to settle for a draw at Brinkley Red Lion.
Jamie Peacock cancelled out Brinkley's lead with a fine effort on his league debut, and although Sam Oliver hit the bar it was the home side who established a 2-1 lead.
Will Ludbrooke's lob secured a point for Wilburton 18 minutes from time, but the hosts had a late opportunity to seal the points, only to blast a free-kick well wide of the mark.
Fox Burwell began their 3A campaign with a 5-3 victory at Prince of Wales Newmarket, and Wicken Maids Head did likewise in Division 4A, wining 4-2 against league newcomers Jockeys.
Little Downham United on the other hand crashed 4-0 in their home clash with Alma FC Reserves.