Junior Football Review
JUNIOR FOOTBALL REVIEW DIVISION 2B Sutton United P28 Home W11 D0 L3 F52 A16 (4th of 15) Away W8 D1 L5 F56 A28 Pts 58 Sutton were long-time leaders of this section, but blew their chances by losing six of their last 10 games. A shaky start had
JUNIOR FOOTBALL REVIEW
Sutton United P28 Home W11 D0 L3 F52 A16
(4th of 15) Away W8 D1 L5 F56 A28 Pts 58
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Sutton were long-time leaders of this section, but blew their chances by losing six of their last 10 games.
A shaky start had seen them take just one point from their opening two league matches, after which they lost 5-2 at Girton United Reserves in the cup.
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Two successive home wins were then followed by another away defeat - this time at The Vine - but United subsequently embarked on a 13-match winning streak which made them hot favourites for the title.
Fast-finishing Newmarket White Lion beat them in successive games however, and local rivals Witchford '96 also completed the double during that dismal run-in.
Witchford '96 P28 Home W10 D0 L4 F47 A29
(5th of 15) Away W8 D0 L6 F34 A40 Pts 54
Witchford were competitive and inconsistent in equal doses, never winning more than three games in a row as they struggled to keep tabs on the leading quartet.
There were some notable victories against eventual champions Wisbech St Mary Reserves, runners-up Newmarket White Lion, third-placed Hemingfords United Reserves (twice) and fourth-placed Sutton (twice), but on the other hand they were doubled by The Vine (who finished third from bottom) and they lost 3-2 at home to an Over Sports Reserves side they had beaten 4-1 at home the week before.
Witchford blew either hot or cold, and that was reflected by the fact that they did not draw a single game throughout the season.
Pymoor FC P28 Home W3 D1 L10 F47 A51
(7th of 15) Away W6 D0 L8 F31 A41 Pts 43
Pymoor were no match for the top four teams, losing six of seven completed fixtures and scoring only eight whilst conceding 43.
But their record against the bottom four was almost a mirror-image, with seven wins from eight games.
That's why they finished mid-table then...
Stretham Hotspurs P28 Home W3 D1 L10 F22 A39
(10th of 15) Away W8 D1 L5 F40 A43 Pts 35
After winning 2-0 at The Vine in their second outing, Stretham took only one point from a possible 30 and looked deep in trouble.
They looked much better in the second half of the season however, and recorded a remarkable 9-6 victory at Pymoor.
In fact it was only Stretham's away form that kept them afloat.
The Vine P28 Home W5 D2 L7 F27 A29
(13th of 15) Away W3 D1 L10 F28 A40 Pts 27
The Vine in contrast were very poor away from home, but didn't look too badly placed when they beat Witchford '96 4-2 to reach 22 points from 16 outings.
They recorded only one more victory (at Witchford) in their remaining 12 games however, and scraped just two more home points together as they slid inexorably into the bottom three.
Isleham United P28 Home W3 D2 L9 F19 A38
(14th of 15) Away W2 D2 L10 F18 A50 Pts 19
Isleham never really recovered from losing seven of their first eight games, and they only won one of their last 13 fixtures too - which explains why they were relegated.