Waters and Howllett fire sports to win
Under-8 Mepal Sports 6 Witchford Colts 3 MEPAL raced into a 4-0 lead through a George Rayner penalty, a Jacob Waters brace and a Josh Fenner strike, but Arthur Maddox pulled one back before the break. Witchford made changes at half-time and took the game
Mepal Sports 6
Witchford Colts 3
MEPAL raced into a 4-0 lead through a George Rayner penalty, a Jacob Waters brace and a Josh Fenner strike, but Arthur Maddox pulled one back before the break.
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Witchford made changes at half-time and took the game to their opponents with Jordan Emms and Henry Green in fine form.
Max Loker made it 4-2 and the visitors were then denied by the post twice and some last-ditch defending.
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An Ashley Howllett double put Mepal 6-2 up going into the final quarter and Loker finished the scoring with his second, following a swift breakaway and finish.
Mepal squad: James Knox, Kassem Silvain, Joshua Fenner, Joe-Joe Corlito, Thomas Smith, Jacob waters, George Rayner, Ashley Howlett, Harrison Jones, Shane Whatley.
Witchford squad: Ben Lymer, Keiron Reed, Alex Matcham, Callum Munden, Jack Sheridan, Arthur Maddox, Max Loker, Jordan Emms, Henry Green.
Haddenham Rovers Colts 5 Burwell Tigers 1
HADDENHAM claimed their fifth successive win.
The hosts took the lead through William Darlington after good link-up play with Mathew Beary.
After Burwell hit the post, Rovers regained control when the lively Kieran Petty rifled in a shot that Mathew Wright touched in on the line, and Wright then made it 3-0 with an excellent close-range finish.
Burwell pulled another goal back but Haddenham always looked like winning.
The match finished with a Jake Alsop brace, firstly converting Joshua Lowe's cross and then scoring with a stunning strike from distance.
Haddenham man of the match: Nicholas Threadgold
Haddenham squad: William Darlington, Jake Alsop, Nicholas Threadgold, Mathew Beary, Joseph Alsop, Mathew Wright, Kieran Petty, Charlie Tunnell, Joshua Lowe, Ricky Sawyer.
Ely Crusaders 2 Bottisham 1
ROWAN Shergold's thumping drive gave a depleted Ely a fine win.
Crusaders went in 1-0 up at half-time through Lewis Jones's first goal of the season after Shergold's through-ball.
Good defending from Jake Day and Ryan Marston kept the visitors at bay until a fine lob left Ely stopper Joe Steggles with no chance.
Shergold then popped up at the edge of the box to connect with Tyler Thurston's corner and grab the winner.
Ely squad: Oscar Haines, Ryan Marston, Tom Matcham, Harry Beeton, Tyler Thurston, Scott Callaghan, Thomas Walker, Tom Biscoe, James Callow, Jake Day, Sam Dix, Alex Germeney, Luke Hall, Lewis Jones, Rowan Shergold, Joe Steggles.
Comberton Crusaders 2
Soham Town Colts 8
BRIAN Tatay's four goals and a superb midfield were the undoing of Comberton.
A goalkeeping error gifted Comberton a second-minute lead, but Mark Samuel's close-range finish made it 1-1 at the break.
Tatay lobbed the goalkeeper to give Soham a 2-1 lead immediately after the re-start, but Comberton were soon level.
Chris Smith's header put Soham quickly back in front.
From this point on, Soham dominated the game and whilst Comberton battled hard, Soham had too much for them.
Haddenham Rovers Colts A 2 Soham Town 0
TWO late strikes gave Haddenham their fifth straight win and inflicted Soham's second defeat of the season.
James Beary looked dangerous in Haddenham's attack in the first half and goalkeeper Richrd Padmore made a superb block when faced one-on-one with a Soham forward.
Padmore made two more superb saves and the Rovers' defence fought brilliantly to keep a fifth clean sheet.
The deadlock was broken when Kieran Drummond's corner curled beautifully into the top corner.
Soham desperately pushed for the equaliser but were then hit on the break when Drummond's pin-point pass found Oliver Holden, who forced his way through and finished with the final kick of the game.
Haddenham: Richard Padmore, Theo Hall, Jake Bartolozzi, Mathew Morton, Kieran Drummond, Joe Snooks, Oliver Holden, James Beary, John Falconer, Alex Lowe.
Lakenheath 0 Ely Crusaders 2
ELY hit top form to beat the league leaders.
Nick Kyndt fired the visitors ahead after Lewis Buxton's cross and Luke Hayes smashed the ball against the crossbar before half-time.
Lakenheath fought back in the second half but Crusaders still looked dangerous going forward on an increasingly difficult pitch and Hayes finished well to secure the points.
Ely man of the match: Alfa Balde.
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.
Panthers 0 Witchford Colts 3
THIS was a good away win for Witchford.
J Walder fired them ahead when he converted J Thompson's cross in the 33rd minute. The second came straight after when D Butcher headed home from close range.
After the break Witchford kept up the pressure and P Dewey slotted home from a good corner. But for the heroics of the Panthers' goalkeeper it could have easily been six.
Bluntisham 1 Ely Crusaders 9
ELY took to the field full of confidence after their impressive win over title contenders Great Paxton last week.
Captain Phil Cowlan gave Ely an early lead and this was followed by some great passing play with central midfielders Kurt Farr and Ally Bailey allowing both strikers to get through the Bluntisham defence to get another five goals.
Ben Maynard's deflected shot put Ely 7-0 up at the break.
Aaron Smith scored a contender for goal of the season, burying a volley into the top right-hand corner of the net.
Maynard completed a hat-trick in the second half to make it 39 for the season, before Bluntisham grabbed a late consolation goal.
Ely man of the match: Aaron Smith.
Histon Hornets 2 Witchford 5
WITCHFORD returned to form against an under-strength Histon team.
Meg Jones went on a solo run to open the scoring, and she scored again after Emily Mynott's cross.
Ellis Taylor scored her first goal for Witchford from a free-kick before Jones completed her hat-trick.
Histon pulled one back from the penalty spot and then scored another soon after on the break.
The final goal came in the closing stages when a cross from Jones was fired home by Witchford's girl of the game Emma Craven.
Witchford squad: Amy Marshall, Amy Johnson, Terri Martin, Emma Craven, Emily Mynott, Sophie Minall, Nancy Allen, Nicola Housden, Vikki Saville, Chelsey Morley, Lucy Boyce, Sarah Oldham, Becky Rawling, Laura Weller, Leanne Jeffrey, Leah Seymour, Hannah Rose, Ellis Taylor.
Ely Crusadsers 4 Aztec 1
AFTER a slow start and giving away an own goal after 12 minutes, Crusaders took charge.
A good cross from O Young was well finished by Chris Fleming and Crusaders were quickly ahead when M Kupka finished another great Young cross.
Flemming made it 3-1 at the break after a good pass from J Carter and M Collier's fine strike sealed the win.