Logan’s run pays off
YOUTH FOOTBALL Under-9 Ely Crusaders 8 Burwell Swallows 2 FINLEY Logan struck in the first minute against Swallows and Ely didn t look back from there. Ely played some great passing football and the goals came from Max Wright, Kyle Thurston, Edward Kratz,
Ely Crusaders 8
Burwell Swallows 2
FINLEY Logan struck in the first minute against Swallows and Ely didn't look back from there.
Ely played some great passing football and the goals came from Max Wright, Kyle Thurston, Edward Kratz, Samuel Lowe and Alexander Ellwood and Christopher Lewis (2).
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Samuel Quarrier and Rhys Peckham kept things tight at the back as Ely secured another three points.
Ely: Alexander Ellwood, Alfie Green, Edward Kratz, Christopher Lewis, Finley Logan, Samuel Lowe, Rhys Peckham, Samuel Quarrier, Harry Selby, Kyle Thurston, Max Wright.
Newmarket Town C 2
Witchford Colts 8
WITCHFORD turned in a near faultless performance and cruised to victory.
Every Witchford player was on form, but the goals came from Harry Braybrooke, his first of the season, two each from Matthew Loades and Sam Gulliver and a Daniel Chapman hat-trick.
Witchford: Sam Gulliver, Matthew Loades, Nathan Parker, Nathan Francis, Daniel Chapman, Harry Braybrooke and Ruairidh MacDonald.
Witchford Colts 9
Stretham Sporting 1
WITCHFORD continued their unbeaten run with a well deserved win over a hard working Stretham side.
James Edwards opened the scoring and David Mayle added a second before Sam Robbins scored a fine long-range goal through a crowd of players.
Daniel Stead pulled one back for Stretham before Conor Meads extended the home side's lead to 4-1 after he was laid on by Alec Hewitt
Hewitt then scored from the edge of the box, driving the ball into the top left corner.
David Mayle added the sixth with a good individual goal.
The Stretham keeper temporarily kept Witchford at bay until Spencer Saberton struck twice; the first a powerful long range shot.
Hewitt then crossed for Mayle to complete his hat-trick.
Stretham fought back well but Jack Bradney and Ben Goad were strong in defence.
Man-of-the-match: Sam Robbins
Witchford: Brandon Phillips, Eddie Bowles, Sam Robbins, Ben Goad, Jack Bradney, Spencer Saberton, James Edwards, Daniel Collins, Hayden Brown, Conor Meads, David Mayle, Alec Hewitt.
Cottenham 2 Ely Crusaders 5
A REDUCED Ely squad readjusted well to secure a fine win.
Luke Brown gave the visitors the lead when he cut in from the left and smashed the ball home and this was quickly followed up with one of the best plays of the match, as Aiden Merry passed wide to Jordan Rowsel who forced a save, before Brown pounced to head in goal number two.
Crusaders' goalkeeper Liam Walker picked up a knee injury so the team had to reshuffle and Merry and Tejay O'Keefe shared the gloves in the second half.
Cottenham fought back and scored from a well-worked corner, but Ely moved up a gear and Ryan Dean and O'Keefe combined well to make it 3-1. Cottenham then replied with a thundering shot from wide on the right to make it 3-2.
This made for a tense final 10 minutes as Cottenham pushed for an equaliser. This left them exposed at the back and Walker (now recovered from his knee injury) found the strength to score from the half way line before Ryan Dean smashed in goal number five, just before the final whistle.
Ely: Liam Walker, Aiden Merry, Fraser Crossman, Ryan Dean (C), Tejay O'Keefe, Jonathan Humphry, Jordan Rowsel, Luke Brown.
Burwell Tigers 1
Haddenham Rovers Colts A 9
HADDENHAM Rovers A recorded their first victory of the season in sensational style.
Alex Lowe put Rovers one up within two minutes, before James Beary made the score 2-0, rounding off a superb team move with a magnificent dipping strike from distance. Live-wire Joe Snooks then scored a goal either side of half-time, the second a classic strikers' finish.
Oliver Holden, pounced to make the score 5-0 and added his second, latching onto Kieran Drummonds' fabulous throughball, to score with a clinical finish.
Burwell pulled one back before John Falconer scored a quick double. Falconer then combined brilliantly with Lowe, who rifled a shot into the top corner to complete a resounding victory.
Haddenham Rovers A: Richard Padmore, Matthew Morton, Theo Hall, Kieran Drummond, Joe Snooks, Oliver Holden, John Falconer, James Beary, Jake Bartolozzi, Alex Lowe.
Witchford Colts 3 Bottisham 0
A CONFIDENT Witchford team enjoyed a comfortable win.
Jake Goodchild scored after 15 minutes, before Ryan Bowles scored Witchford's second with a well-placed shot from just inside the area.
The third goal came in the second half when James Forber out-ran the Bottisham defence and slid the ball home after some good passing in the midfield.
Witchford's man-of-the-match: James Everett.
Witchford: Ryan Bowles, Sam Green, Luke Goodchild, Jake Goodchild, Lewis Woollard, Jamie Loades, Dominic Bailey, Tom Juden, James Forber, James Everett, Andrew George, Karl Langley.
Littleport Town 2
Lakenheath Youth 0
LITTLEPORT won their most difficult game of the season so far.
The home side attacked with zest from the first whistle and took the lead after a good run and cross from Luke Thompson found Joseph Murfitt unmarked in the box, and he turned and fired it into the roof of the net.
Port created further chances but found the visitor's keeper in superb form.
The home side continued to dominate in the second half and after slick passing down the wing, Liam Ball set up Nico Bishop to slide the ball and secure a deserved win.
Jake Browning was superb as stand-in defender.
Littleport: Sam Barker, Jake Kennedy, Ben Jewitt, Jake Browing, Charlie Bowditch(c), Ben Hawkins, Luke Thompson, Josh Tollet, Arron Heaps, Nico Bishop, Joseph Murfitt, Liam Ball, Jed Oak-Leigh.
Stretham Sporting 2 Bottisham 0
TWO second-half goals ensured that Sporting took all three points from the league leaders.
Home keeper Will Holmes was only called upon to make one routine save throughout the match.
Stretham broke the deadlock with 15 minutes left when Michael Thomas raced through on to a perfectly weighted throughball and coolly slotted home.
The all-important second goal came in the last five minutes when Zack Barton was hauled down in the penalty area. Barton dusted himself down to slot home the kick and ensure the points were safe.
Stretham: Will Holmes, James Fuller, Greg Hine, George Carroll, Ryan Newton, Harry Thomson, Matthew Kerridge, Conor Smithson, Michael Thomas, Jack Rose, Zack Barton, Craig Lawrence, Kieran Pauley.
NST Strikers 0
Soham Town Colts 8
SOHAM enjoyed their best win of the season at the weekend.
Aiden Mold gave them lead after two minutes and they were soon 2-0 up after an own goal.
Dominic Smith scored two goals in quick succession to leave Soham 4-0 up at half-time.
The rain poured down in the second half, but Soham continued to play well and Smith completed his hat-trick.
Alex Kathro grabbed two goals before Mark Masterton completed the rout with his first goal of the season.
Soham Utd 5 Cottenham 2
NEW signing Murray King scored four and won the man-of-the-match award as Soham won this exciting match.
Soham started well and King opened the scoring with a superb strike from the edge of the box, followed by another by Callum Eley on 15 minutes. King made it 3-0 soon after and Soham were now moving the ball around fluently, with Ryan Brookes and Craig Peacock making good runs down the wings.
Peacock hit the bar with a 25-yard cracker before Cottenham scored twice, either side of half-time.
Soham had to endure a period of pressure and defended well. King grabbed two more, in a five-minute spell, to cap a good, solid, Soham performance.
Huntingdon SOS (2000) 2 Witchford 4
A SOLID second-half performance saw Witchford come away with all three points.
SOS started the stronger and took the lead midway through the first half. Witchford soon equalised through Meg Jones.
SOS went ahead, 10 minutes into the second half, after some sloppy defensive work.
Witchford equalised midway through the second half when Jones scored her second of the game, after a Terri Martin long ball.
Witchford then took a deserved lead after a great solo effort by Chelsea Morley.
The game was sewn up by Leanne Jeffrey, who finished at the near post after a corner.
Girl-of-the-game: Megan Walden Jones.
Witchford: Terri Martin, Nic Housden, Ellis Taylor, Vikki Saville, Amy Johnson, Emma Craven, Sophie Minall, Lucy Boyce, Leanne Jeffrey, Megan Walden Jones, Chelsea Morley, Rebecca Rawling.
Littleport Town 1
Histon Hornets 2
LITTLEPORT were denied a point by the last kick of the game.
Both sides looked to attack from the start, but well marshalled defences kept chances to a minimum.
The home side broke the deadlock, five minutes before half-time, when a through-ball put Sam Males clear and he calmly side-footed the ball past the advancing keeper.
Histon launched a series of attacks in the second half as the game began to open up.
Histon equalised, with 10 minutes remaining, when a forward was left unmarked in the box and he headed home from close range.
The heart-breaking moment came when Histon won a corner and the mis-hit kick eluded three Littleport defenders and allowed a forward to net from close range.
Littleport: Rob Wilson, Sam Frost, Lee Fuller, John Kelly, Matt Fuller, John Bartlett, Luke Williams, Sam Males, James Elliot, Dan Bell, Sean Monigatti, Tom Evans, Ryan Middleton.