Local football roundup: week ending September 14
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Kershaw Senior A
SOHAM United are sitting pretty at the top of this section as they stretched their 100 per cent winning run to five games.
They first put Hemingfords United to the sword by three goals to nil and then had another great victory on the road as they vanquished Hemingfords United, 2-0.
Men on target for jubilant United were Jamie D’Arcy and Liam Eley as well as super sub Ali Msabaha who made it two strikes in two matches from the bench to wrap up the points for his side.
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On Saturday, United had to rely on Msabaha to score again from the bench and fellow sub Harley Day also notched as they beat Cambridge University Press, 2-0.
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LITTLEPORT were back on form against lowly Waterbeach this week as new boss David Beeton enjoyed a 4-0 victory.
Young Jon Bartlett weighed in with a brace and Tom Moden, and ex-Ely City man, Brady Stone chipped in with their first efforts of the season.
A midweek clash against Sawston United didn’t go Port’s way though, as they slipped to a 3-1 loss though boss Beeton can still be reasonably happy with eighth position after six games.
Soham Town Rangers Reserves have had an up and down couple of weeks with their three matches ending in a win, a draw and a loss for new boss Andrew Lee.
First up was the home win against Lakenheath where Rangers were too strong despite Wayne Bell’s red card with former Littleport Town man, Rob Foreman ghosting in for a brace for his new side to take all three points.
Samuel James matched Foreman’s feat in Soham’s next match as he notched a double at Chatteris Town but this was not enough as Town could only draw 2-2.
Lastly, Soham hosted high-flying Brampton but came unstuck as they were soundly beaten 3-0.
Ely City Reserves matched Soham’s three results as they drew 2-2 with last season’s champions, Linton Granta in their first match, then suffered a 3-1 defeat at Over Sports before managing to secure a 2-1 victory against the hapless Chatteris Town.
Kershaw Senior B.
LITTLEPORT Town recorded a 2-1 win at Royston Town A and then picked up another valuable point on the road as they drew 2-2 with Swavesey Institute.
Dan Bell scored his first of the campaign to steal the win at Royston and this added to Sam Dickinson’s first of the season after just eight minutes.
WITCHFORD 96 got their season off to the best possible start as they walloped Godmanchester Rovers Reserves 3-0.
Goalscorers extraordinaire, Aaron Spencer and Michael Ward showed the step up in leagues didn’t matter a jot to them as they both scored with Tom Parrish also putting his name on the scoresheet.
SUTTON United had a losing start to the season as they tasted defeat in both their opening matches.
The first fixture for Sutton came at Wisbech St Mary and an amazing 12 goals were scored with Wisbech running out 7-5 winners with hot-shot striker, Matthew Keys scoring four goals, with Will Ludbrooke netting.
Sutton’s next match was at Over Sports Reserves and this was a more clean cut defeat as they went down 5-1, Ludbrooke bagging his second of the season.
Mepal Sports have had an up and down start as they drew their first match with Isleham United 1-1, with David Heyes-Fisher netting for Sports and former Little Downham Swifts midfielder, Scott Holmes, scoring for United.
Next up for Sports was a match at Bar Hill Sports and Social and this ended in a disappointing 2-1 defeat.
Fordham did not fare well either as they suffered a 4-2 defeat at Milton Reserves.
STRETHAM Hotspurs enjoyed a 4-0 victory over Wisbech St Mary A on their opening day of the season.
James Tasker struck twice to add to goals from Ed Dickinson and David Pitt.
Local rivals Little Downham Swifts now have that honour as they sit happily at the top of the table after two narrow victories in their two fixtures so far.
Swifts hosted Wimblington Reserves on the opening day and crept through 3-2 thanks to strikes from James Angier, Stephen Ball and Jordan Miller and they followed this up with 5-4 win at Fenstanton Reserves.
MEPAL Sports Reserves won through in their match at Wisbech St Mary B thanks to an 89th minute winner from Lee Isbell before losing 5-0 to Waterbeach A.
Wicken Amateurs suffered the same fate as Mepal’s second string as they won their first game 3-0 against Chatteris Town A, before losing their next encounter 3-1 to Milton A.
Goal-getters against Chatteris were Matt Barber with a quick fire double, with Nathan Sherriff completing the scoring just two minutes from the final whistle.
Wicken then lost their match on Saturday 3-1 to Milton A, with Barber’s third in two games on 59 minutes not enough to earn themselves a point.
Soham United Reserves have made a superb start as they have won both of their games.
Their first game came against local foes Haddenham Rovers where they completed an exciting 5-2 victory. In the battle of the goalscorers in this league, it was United’s Josef Depfeiffer who out-scored Rovers’ Marcin Skowyrski by three goals to two which effectively won the game for his side. Jamie Palmer was also on target for United as well as sub Anthony Brumby.
Next up was a 3-1 win against Doddington United Reserves.
Haddenham Rovers made a slight recovery after the defeat to Soham as they picked up their first point on Saturday with a 0-0 draw against Willingham Wolves.
WITCHFORD 96 Reserves had a poor start to their season with two straight defeats at the hands of Houghton and Wyton and The Eagle.
Travelling to The Eagle after losing 3-2 to Houghton, 96 were beaten 3-1, leaving them second-bottom of the league.
96 missed two penalties, the second of which resulted in Oli Sellers netting the rebound, but this was to no avail as they were already 3-0 down by this point.
Newly-reformed Ely Crusaders fielded a side with plenty of higher level experience on their return to the league and it was no surprise that they saw off fellow newcomers Lakenheath Casuals 5-1. Scott Dews marked his debut with a goal and brothers Matt and Scott Fuller also scored on their Crusaders’ debuts, with Prickwillow’s leading marksman last season Kevin Bedingfield joining them on the scoresheet as well as former goalkeeper Jason Milan.