Littleport Breeze Past Needingworth
A DOMINANT Littleport Town side stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games with an emphatic 6-0 win over Needingworth at the weekend. Dave Cullum s men have been in irresistible form in recent weeks and their impressive run showed no signs of ending on Satu
A DOMINANT Littleport Town side stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games with an emphatic 6-0 win over Needingworth at the weekend.
Dave Cullum's men have been in irresistible form in recent weeks and their impressive run showed no signs of ending on Saturday as they eased past a spirited Needingworth side.
The win propels Port up into seventh place in the Kershaw Premier League although they remain some 22 points adrift of leaders Cambridge University Press following an indifferent start to the season.
Overnight deluges of rain made the pitch a tricky prospect for both sides as the game got underway, but it was Port who settled the quicker as Needingworth looked to organise their defence.
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Fending off some early attacks from the United frontmen, Port rallied and opened the scoring after 15 minutes as Darren Pryke collected a rebound to poke home from close range.
The goal sparked a flurry of goals from Port who stretched their lead to 5-0 at half-time. Andrew Lee notched a quick-fire brace, including a superb header from range, Sean Ambrose nodded home and Pryke completed his brace to put the visitors comfortably in control.
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Needingworth came out firing for the second-half but, for all their possession, they were unable to find the necessary cutting edge as Port held firm.
The points were all but sealed with 20 minutes to go as a fine run and cross from Sean Monigatti afforded Luke Butcher time and space enough to pick his spot and fire home.
Unbowed, Needingworth pushed relentlessly in the final 10 minutes for a consolation goal but it wasn't to be as Port's defence held firm.