Senior Football Round-Up

ALL the action from around senior football. PREMIER DIVISION LITTELPORT suffered a blow in their bid for promotion to the Ridgeons League after they suffered a 2-1 reverse at home to Newmarket Town Reserves. Dave Cullum s side had taken the lead throug

ALL the action from around senior football.


LITTELPORT suffered a blow in their bid for promotion to the Ridgeons League after they suffered a 2-1 reverse at home to Newmarket Town Reserves.

Dave Cullum's side had taken the lead through winger Richie Murfitt but two goals against the run of play afforded the visitors a surprise win. The loss sees Port slip to second, with Cambridge University Press superseding them in top spot after their 4-0 win at home to Fordham.

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SOHAM United picked up their fourth win in five as they edged to a thrilling 4-3 win over Haddenham Rovers.

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The win moves United into fifth spot on 45 points, just two away from Rovers whose bid for the title has stalled in recent weeks after just one win in six.


THE Vine's run of three consecutive wins was brought to an abrupt end in midweek as they slipped to a 4-2 loss at Somersham Town Reserves.

The game was a crucial encounter for Malcolm Beswick's men in their bid for a late assault on the title, but it proved to be too great a task as Somersham raced into the lead after just four minutes. By midway through the second half the deficit was increased to three and, despite a glimmer of hope arising from Mark Finbow and Dan Cowley goals, it was all too late and the home side held on for the win.

Pymoor consigned last week's loss to Over Sports Reserves to distant memory as they powered to a remarkable 6-2 win over Godmanchester Rovers Reserves.

The win, Pymoor's fifth in six games, moves them up into seventh place and just one win away from fourth placed Sutton United.


BURWELL Swifts remained in top spot despite being held to a 3-3 draw at Little Downham Swifts.

Though they sit in the lower reaches of the division Downham proved resilient opponents for Burwell who maintain a one point lead at the top of the league thanks to goals from Darren Brodie, Thomas Thatcher and Jake Drake.

Ely Crusaders meanwhile, continued in their recent vein of good form with a 2-1 win at high-flying Bluntisham Rangers Reserves.

The win, Ely's fourth in six, moves them on to 23 points for the season and up into 11th place.

Mepal Sports consigned Isleham United to their third defeat in four games with a comfortable 4-1 victory at the Recreation Ground.


THE Vine Reserves' bid to avoid relegation gathered momentum at the weekend as they secured their first win in six with a 5-3 triumph over Haddenham Rovers Reserves.

A brace each for Gurpal and Indie Darar helped secured the win for The Vine who made the most of a red card for Rovers' Nicholas Easey to secure the three points.

The win moves Vine onto 18 points, some five points away from bottom side, Outwell Swifts.Reserves.


BURWELL'S pursuit for promotion from Division 5B kept momentum at the weekend following a comfortable 5-0 win over Isleham.

The first half was a frustrating affair for Burwell as, although they had a majority of the possession, they only managed one goal five minutes before half time.

Sam Butler played the ball from the half way line, into the feet of Ryan Lynch, and with his back to goal, he turned, and hit a sweet left shot, past the keeper, low to his right.

Turning round they still struggled to break the opposition down, and it took until about 65 minutes for the next goal, Josh Forden playing in Sam Butler, who poked the ball home.

And within five minutes, it was 3-0, with the same combination, this time Butler riffled in a left foot shot, to easily beat the keeper.

Five minutes later Forden got in on the act, with a dipping left foot shot, from just outside the area.

And Forden was involved in the build up to the fifth, his shot was blocked by a defender, Butler hit the rebound which was saved by the keeper, but Glenn Carman, who was making his first appearance for three months, poked home the loose ball.

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