Peacck pps up t steer Mepal hme by shrt head
LOWER JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINALS MEPAL Sprts will face lcal rivals Chatteris Twn Reserves in the final n May 1 after beating Estver Park by the nly gal f the game. Giles Peacck ndded hme Guy Habbin s crss midway thrugh the first half, and that pr
LOWER JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINALS
MEPAL Sprts will face lcal rivals Chatteris Twn Reserves in the final n May 1 after beating Estver Park by the nly gal f the game.
Giles Peacck ndded hme Guy Habbin's crss midway thrugh the first half, and that prved sufficient against a disappinting Estver side wh had a player sent ff in the secnd perid.
"It was a terrible game," said Mepal crrespndent Graham Habbin afterwards. "But we gt thrugh and that's what cunts."
Burwell Swifts were hping t jin them n May Day, but they went ut against Chatteris in extra-time.
Swifts appealed fr a ful when the hme side tk the lead frm a crner during the first half f nrmal time, but gt back n terms when Danny Jnes wn pssessin n the edge f the bx and fed Matt Baker t scre.
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Nathan Hull skimmed the bar in the secnd half, but the tie was unreslved after 90 minutes and Chatteris were awarded a cntrversial penalty fr handball which they cnverted t run ut 2-1 winners.
FORDHAM made it fur wins frm five games with a 5-2 victry against Great Paxtn, wh finished the match with nly nine men.
Tm Christie cnverted Andy Shrt's thrugh ball t pen his Frdham accunt after just eight minutes, and Grant Pearsn's industry was rewarded after 25 minutes when Daren Pryke sltted his crss past the galkeeper t make it 2-0.
Christie then dispatched an Adam Cummins thrugh ball fr gal number three, and Shrt placed his sht wide f the advancing galkeeper t make it fur after the visitrs suffered their first dismissal.
Christie cmpleted his hat-trick after the break, and althugh the visitrs had anther player red-carded they ddly had the better f the secnd perid and scred twice.
The title challenge f Ely City Reserves faltered after the team tk just ne pint frm a pssible six against champinship rivals Hundn and Waterbeach.
They lst 2-0 at hme t the leaders in midweek, but earned a 1-1 draw at Waterbeach when Stephen Tuck ndded hme a crner with 15 minutes remaining.
Littleprt Twn meanwhile lst 2-0 at hme t bgey-team Histn A.
SENIOR DIVISION A
SCOTT Fretwell grabbed a late cnslatin gal, but it was therwise a miserable midweek day fr Sham Twn Rangers Reserves as they crashed 3-1 at hme t Mildenhall Twn Reserves and lst Tmmy Crawfrd with a serius leg injury.
SENIOR DIVISION B
SOHAM United made it seven wins frm 10 utings by cmpleting the duble ver lcal rivals Haddenham Rvers.
Jasn Parker's penalty pener was cancelled ut by the hsts after half-time, but Ben Brwn restred Sham's lead and 17-year ld Jsh Cbbld grabbed his first United gal t make it 3-1.
Jim Brwn wrapped up the pints by adding number fur twards the end.
Littleprt Twn Reserves desperately needed a win in their clash with fellw strugglers Grampian, but culd nly manage a 3-3 draw.
ELY City A surrendered tp spt yet again after a 2-2 draw at Buckden, with Jamie Gayfer ne f the scrers.
SUTTON United mved a step clser t the Divisin 2B champinship by defeating secnd-placed Wisbech St Mary Reserves.
After tw successive defeats Suttn desperately needed t restre the cnfidence that had seen them win 13 league games in a rw, and they were never behind against a useful and sprting Wisbech utfit.
Matthew Keys helped himself t a hat-trick, and he was jined n the scresheet by Russell Mansfield and Amandi in a 5-3 win.
Witchfrd '96 wn 4-3 at Isleham United despite hme gals frm Tm Sheldrick, Chris Murphy and Michael Reynlds, and Stretham Htspurs were als successful away, winning 2-1 at Over Sprts Reserves.
Central defender Lee Taylr scrambled in the pener, and Leigh Iball ndded in what prved t be the winner shrtly after Ollie Langfrd's direct crner was deemed nt t have crssed the line.
The Vine lst 2-1 at Miltn Reserves, and Pymr FC fell 3-1 at hme t Newmarket White Lin.
LITTLE Dwnham Swifts returned t winning ways with a 5-2 win at Bluntisham Rangers Reserves.
Gareth Draper led the victry parade with a treble, and ther gals went t Aarn Hdsn and Jhn Bartlett.
The same screline saw Sham United Reserves lse at hme t Bramptn Reserves despite gals frm Greg Shearer and Tm Claytn (penalty), and Ely Crusaders were edged ut 2-1 by title-chasing Lakenheath Reserves.
Frdham Reserves flpped 4-0 at Huntingdn United RGE.