Rovers keep flying as Soham suffer
Under-8 Soham United 2 Haddenham Rovers Colts 5 HADDENHAM continued their winning streak and ended Soham United s 100 per cent record in a quality match in difficult conditions. Haddenham dominated the opening period and were contained by the well-
Soham United 2 Haddenham Rovers Colts 5
HADDENHAM continued their winning streak and ended Soham United's 100 per cent record in a quality match in difficult conditions.
Haddenham dominated the opening period and were contained by the well-organised Soham defence until Jake Alsop coolly slotted home from close range.
Joshua Lowe made it 2-0 when he forced the ball over the line after Kieran Petty's free-kick hit the crossbar.
Soham hit back with two quick goals, the first a superb solo effort by Joseph Brannan, before Joseph Bell's smart near-post finish .
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Alsop's thumping long-range strike restored Haddenham's lead and Petty made it 4-2 with a free-kick.
Man of the match Matthew Wright rounded off a fantastic Haddenham performance by blasting into the top corner.
Haddenham squad: William Darlington, Matthew Wright, Jake Alsop, Ricky Sawyer, Joseph Alsop, Charlie Tunnell, Mathew Beary, Kieran Petty, Nicholas Threadgold, Joshua Lowe.
Ely Crusaders 3 Haddenham Colts 2
CRUSADERS returned to action with a close-fought win.
In a match with little quality but plenty of endeavour, Haddenham started brightly and took the lead in the first quarter.
Alex Brown put Ely level after a goalmouth scramble, before two goals from the boot of James Barrett fired them into a comfortable lead.
Haddenham pulled one back early in the fourth quarter of the match and two fine saves from man of the match Evan Jeckells at the death preserved Crusaders' slim advantage.
Ely squad: J Barrett, A Brown, J Butler, S Felton, E Frodsham, T Funnell, L Hook, E Jeckells, G Leech, J Marston, S Scarborough, J Spittles.
Witchford Colts 4 Newmarket Town 1
WITCHFORD'S remarkable progress was evident in another fine win.
A terrific solo goal from Callum Munden broke the dead-lock and Jordan Emms' stunning drive made it 2-0, but Newmarket replied directly from the kick-off.
Witchford maintained control through a Max Loker brace, firstly controlling a Newmarket goal-kick and driving into the corner and then poking in a re-bound after having a shot saved.
Newmarket were denied by a reaction save and a goal-line clearance, and then a last ditch tackle by the Witchford keeper.
Witchford: Sam Brewer, Keiron Reed, Alex Matcham, Callum Munden, Ben Lymer, Jack Sheridan, Jordan Emms, Henry Green, Max Loker.
Ely Crusaders 3 Haddenham Rovers Colts 2
HADDENHAM suffered their first defeat in seven matches.
Kieran Petty converted Joshua Lowe's cross to give the visitors a 1-0 lead after 10 minutes.
Both teams hit the woodwork before Crusaders equalised after a goalmouth scramble.
Crusaders went 2-1 up when a shot squirmed under Matthew Wright, despite the keeper claiming to have saved on the line. Haddenham were still reeling when Crusaders went 3-1 up.
Jake Alsop powered through to make it 3-2, and a good save denied Kieran Petty an equaliser late on. Haddenham's man of the match: Charlie Tunnell.
Haddenham squad: Matthew Wright, Jake Alsop, Charlie Tunnell, Nick Threadgold, William Darlington, Kieran Petty, Joshua Lowe, Matthew Beary, Ricky Sawyer, Joseph Alsop.
Chatteris Town C 3 Witchford Colts B 5
DOUBLES from George Thoday and man of the match Soloman Grover put Witchford B well on the way to another great victory.
A superb strike from Nathan Ellis sealed the win, while Oliver Short was solid at the back and Louis Green produced some great saves.
Witchford squad: Nathan Ellis, Louis Green, Soloman Grover, Luke Higginson, Oliver Richards, Daniel Scott, Oliver Short, Joshua Stevens, George Thoday.
Soham Town Colts 4 Haddenham Rovers B 2
MAN of the match Luke Webster-Sterry capped a fine display with the final goal of a thoroughly entertaining game.
Haddenham took a 2-0 lead into half-time with a free-kick and a deflected goal.
Two quick goals from Jake Fordham and Webster-Sterry levelled the scores.
Soham were rewarded for constant pressure with a goal from Dan Bradley before Webster-Sterry's second sealed the win.
Over Sports 4 Littleport Town 2
LITTLEPORT went 1-0 down in the first minute, but soon got back on level terms when Nico Bishop raced on to a through-ball and fired past the keeper.
Port pressed and took the lead when Joseph Murfitt fired in from the edge of the area. The visitors failed to make further pressure count, before Over came back with three goals from corners.
Jake Browning and Jake Kennedy were outstanding in Littleport's defence and the team were unfortunate to come away with nothing.
Littleport squad: Josh Tollett, Arron Heaps, Charlie Bowditch (c), Jake Kennedy, Jake Browning, Luke Thompson, Ben Jewitt, Joseph Murfitt, Kiaran Phillips, Ben Hawkins, Nico Bishop, Jed Oak-Leigh.
Soham Town 3 Little Paxton 4
A LATE goal proved decisive in this seven-goal thriller.
The visitors took a second-minute lead, Chris Smith equalised after a spell of pressure, but Soham conceded a second straight away.
The last two minutes of the first half saw a quick succession of goals, with Brian Tatay equalising from a long range, Little Paxton scoring a third and Soham equalising through a penalty which was won and scored by Liam Allgood.
Despite some good work from Soham's keeper, Liam Francis, the visitors were rewarded for their constant pressure with the winning goal 10 minutes from time.
Tesco Cup Semi-Final
Hardwick Harriers 2 Ely Crus 1
CRUSADERS just missed out on a place in the final.
Ely were rewarded for their early dominance with a Luke Hayes goal after a fine team build-up.
Ryan Lowe forced a good save from the home keeper but Hardwick fought back.
Ely's man of the match F. D. cleared off the line but Hardwick scored an inevitable equaliser.
The winner came from a free-kick and from then on Hardwick defended in numbers.
Ely squad: George Bannister, Joe Dalton, Jake Hopkin, F.D., Alex Minall, Lewis Buxton, Nick Kyndt, Alfa Balde, Ryan Lowe, Cameron Robb, Luke Hayes, Jacques Odell Rourke, Daniel Twinn, Alex Oxborough, Daniel Jones.
Soham Town Colts 5 Ely Crusaders B 0
A COMFORTABLE win ensured that Soham maintained their position at the top of the table.
James Seymour's well-placed finish gave the hosts the lead, before Dan Whitwell blasted home Elliot Drewery's corner and Seymour scored again after the Ely keeper spilled a cross, to make it 3-0 at the break.
Whitwell's second, from a clever free-kick, increased Soham's lead and Ryan Brook completed the win after he raced on to Francis Rowland's pass.
Seymour won the man of the match award for an impressive midfield display.
Soham squad: Charlie Wills, Graham Carson, Simon Murfitt, Josh Heaps, Dalton Isaacson, James Seymour, Francis Rowlands, Dan Whitwell, Dan Brook, Ryan Brook, Elliot Drewery, Ryan Saban,, Owen Grainger.
Munns Cup Soham Town Rangers 7 March Town United 1
SOHAM eased their way into the semi-final. Jason Lynch and Steven Bell fired Rangers into a 2-0 lead before Aaron Carmen ended a superb move to make it 3-0 at the break.
A Simon Burrow strike and a Bell brace, completing his hat-trick, made it 6-0.
March scored a consolation goal in the 85th minute before substitute Shaun Monigatti sealed the rout with the final kick of the game. Men of the match: Liam Camp and Alex Burton.
Soham squad: Jamie Jones, Ryan Fitchett, Mark Allen, Adam Dean, Jason Lynch, Liam Camp, Alex Burton, Simon Farrow, Aaron Carmen, Adam Clement, Steven Bell, Sam Riches, Shaun Monigatti, Gareth Suttle, Adam Keeble.