Sports’ stirring fightback

YOUTH FOOTBALL Under-9 Mepal Sports 4 Burwell 2 MEPAL maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a battling performance against a skilful side. Sports went 2-0 down but dug deep. George Rayner s fine finish from an acute angle made it 2-1 and J



Mepal Sports 4 Burwell 2

MEPAL maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a battling performance against a skilful side.

Sports went 2-0 down but dug deep. George Rayner's fine finish from an acute angle made it 2-1 and Jacob Waters equalised after a trademark mazy run.

James Knox marshalled the home side's defence magnificently with Joe-Joe Corlito also in fine form.

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The introduction of Serifo Balde was to prove decisive.

Sports' powerful new midfielder converted Harrison Jones' cross to give the hosts the lead and Jones completed the scoring after a counter attack late on.

Mepal Sports: Serifo Balde, George Rayner, Harrison Jones, Kassem Silvain, James Knox, Joe-Joe Corlito, Daniel Oakland, Jacob Waters.

Ely Crusaders 7 Littleport Colts 1

CRUSADERS shared the goals among seven players and were five ahead after 15 minutes.

George Leech opened the scoring, followed by Alex Brown, Lewis Hook, Jake Butler and Edward Frodsham.

Littleport scored near half-time and Sam Scarborough added Ely's sixth. Jay Spittles scored the only goal in the second half.

Ely man of the match: James Barrett.

Crusaders: J Barrett, A Brown, J Butler, E Frodsham, L Hook, E Jeckells, G Leech, S Scarborough, J Spittles.

Isleham Utd 1

Haddenham Rovers Colts 5

GOING down a goal in the first quarter by a Ronan Kerr strike spurred Haddenham on to equalise through Matthew Wright.

Josh Lowe then scored to give the visitors a 2-1 lead and the next three Haddenham goals were scored by Matthew Beary, Will Darlington and man of the match Wright.

Haddenham: Will Darlington, Matthew Wright, Josh Lowe, Charlie Tunnell, Jake Alsop, Ricky Sawyer, Joseph Alsop, Kieran Petty, Matthew Beary.


Witchford Colts A 4

Little Downham Eagles 1

WITCHFORD took an early lead with two goals by Nathan Francis.

They continued to score in the second period with two more from Matthew Loades.

Little Downham came back with one goal and a great save by Nathan Parker prevented Downham making it two. Witchford's Man of the Match was George Smith.

Witchford: Daniel Chapman, Matthew Loades, Nathan Francis, Harry Braybrooke, Daniel Scott, Nathan Parker and George Smith.


Stretham Sporting 0

Soham Town Colts 11

ALISTAIR Hutchison scored Soham's first, followed by one for Sam Hewitt.

The second half began with two goals for Jordan Turpin, one for Conan Isaacson and then Travis Isaacson.

The goals continued for Soham with another for Travis and one for Ross Davey. Conan completed his hat-trick and another from Ross to finished the scoring.

Soham United 3 Witchford Colts 2

BOTH teams fought desperately for a result, but on this occasion it was Soham's turn to take the points.

United took the lead when Reece Peacock rounded the goalkeeper and calmly finished but Witchford quickly equalised.

Colts then made the mistake of giving Alex Theobold space in the box and his low, hard shot put Soham 2-1 up.

Witchford levelled early in the second half, but a great run and finish from Theobold secured the win.


Littleport Town 4

Brampton Spartans 2

GOALS by Tom Wakefield and Harlee Cater gave 'Port a commanding lead but an injury to left back Tommy Faulkner allowed Brampton to score two quick goals to draw level.

Thomas Green restored Town's lead before half-time and Cater's second sealed victory.

Littleport: Jamie Davidson, Ben Wakefield, Thomas Green, Cristiano Cabrial, Tom Faulkner, Tom Wakefield, Ethan Povey, Morgan Coleridge, Deividas Paukstys, Colt Harvey, Harlee Cater, Leon Chaplin, Matthew Smith.

Bluntisham 1 Soham Town Colts 4

LUKE Webster-Sterry opened the scoring for Soham.

Bluntisham equalised soon after which left the half-time score 1-1.

Ten minutes into the second half Jordan Masterson scored a penalty for Soham.

Good pressure from the Colts led to two more goals from Bill Francis and Benji Webster-Ward.

Soham man of the match: Paul Masterton.


Isleham 0 Milton 2

MILTON scored their first just before half-time, after pressurising Isleham's keeper, Jack Leigh.

Milton defended well in the second half and increased their lead with a good strike from the edge of the box.

Leigh was Isleham's man of the match.

Bottisham 3 Littleport Town 5

LITTLEPORT took the lead through Joseph Murfitt.

A Nico Bishop brace made it 3-0 in a one-sided first half.

In the second, Carl Lightfoot got on the scoresheet and Bishop made it five with a shot from just inside the box.

Bottisham came back and scored three goals in five minutes.

Littleport: Ezra Collins, Kiaran Phillips, Charlie Bowditch, Jake Kennedy, Jake Browning, Joseph Murfitt, Luke Thompson, Ben Hawkins, Billy Carter, Ben Jewitt, Nico Bishop, Carl Lightfoot.


Soham Utd 3 Needingworth 0

MURRAY King scored first for Soham from an Adam Cook pass.

Any Needingworth threat was repressed by the home defence, with Craig Peacock and Ryan Brooks on top form.

Soham extended their lead in the second half when Callum Eley struck twice in five minutes to wrap up victory.

Soham man of the match: Adam Cook.

Soham: Joel Orme, Ryan Brooks, Liam Purton, Luke Sells, Michael Wallis, Jack Hindle-Smith, Gavin Dunsmore, Dalton Cavenish, Craig Peacock, Adam Cook, Ben Newell, Ryan Anderson, Olly Henderson, Murray King, Callum Eley.

Ely Crusaders 2 Hardwick 4

ELY took the lead against the league leaders thanks to Cameron Robb.

The visitors drew level early in the second half but Ely immediately replied with an Alfa Balde goal.

Hardwick levelled again and then they secured the game with two quick goals in the last five minutes.

Ely: George Bannister, Joe Dalton, Jake Hopkin, Michael F.D., Alex Minall, Lewis Buxton, Nick Kyndt, Alfa Balde, Ryan Lowe, Cameron Robb, Luke Hayes, Jacques Odell Rourke, Daniel Twinn, Daniel Jones, Pawel Kalasa.


Soham Town Colts 3

Bluntisham Rangers 1

SOHAM scored first with an Elliot Drewery goal and Bluntisham equalised just before half-time.

Dan Whitwell restored the lead in the second half.

Man of the Match Ryan Brook sealed the points, heading home a Drewery cross.

Soham: Charlie Wills, Joel Frey, Simon Murfitt, Josh Heaps, Dalton Isaacson, Graham Carson, Josh Nunn, James Seymour, Dan Whitwell, Ryan Brook, Elliot Drewery, Dan Brook, Dan Sadler.


Wimblington 2 Witchford Colts 11

WITCHFORD were always in control in difficult conditions, enabling them to continue their good start.

Hat-tricks from Sam Barber, Seb Hutter and Lawrence Carey, plus two from Lewis Timbrel boosted Colts' goal difference early in the season.