Youth Football Round-up
Under-8 Waterbeach Colts B 0 Ely Crusaders 14. IT was much like waiting for a bus for Edward Frodsham who, after waiting all season for a goal, produced a first half hat-trick as Crusaders finished the season with their biggest win. With the help of Frods
Waterbeach Colts B 0 Ely Crusaders 14.
IT was much like waiting for a bus for Edward Frodsham who, after waiting all season for a goal, produced a first half hat-trick as Crusaders finished the season with their biggest win.
With the help of Frodsham's three goals, the first of which was greeted with the biggest cheer of the season, two from Lewis Hook and a Sam Scarborough strike put Ely 6-0 up.
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Braces from Jake Butler and Jordan Marston made it 10-0 by half-time.
Following an own goal and one each for George Leech and Evan Jeckells, Hook completed his hat-trick.
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Ely Crusaders 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 2 Soham Utd 1
WITCHFORD edged this derby, despite missing three key players.
Conor Meads gave Witchford the lead after a quick one-two with Alec Hewitt following Spencer Saberton's long ball.
Soham equalised from a rebound after Brandon Phillips saved a free-kick.
Ben Goad scored with a backwards header from close range to seal the win.
Man of the match: James Edwards.
Witchford squad: Brandon Phillips, Sam Robbins, James Edwards, Ben Goad, Daniel Collins, Spencer Saberton, Conor Meads, Alec Hewitt, Hayden Brown.
Balsham Colts 2
Littleport Town 4
'PORT finished their season in style with a fine away win to secure a top four place in their first season playing 11-a-side.
Town started well but Balsham opened the scoring with a fine shot from the edge of the box.
Cameron James fired in the equaliser and the home team started to wilt under the constant pressure.
Jed Oak-Leigh volleyed in his first ever Littleport goal after a corner to make it 2-1 but Balsham got back on level terms in the second half.
Nico Bishop went on a solo run to notch his 42nd goal of the season, and Ben Hawkins curled in a corner to complete a fabulous first season for 'Port.
Haverhill 2 Ely City 3
ELY responded superbly to an early Haverhill strike when Jordan Miller slotted home after good work from Will Law.
Ryan Howell smashed a 20-yard screamer against the crossbar, and City had a huge penalty claim turned down before Matt Waites chipped the goalkeeper to put them into the lead after a superb Codie Couzens pass.
Waites scored his second to make it 3-1 in the second half after an excellent free-kick from Couzens.
When Haverhill did break Sam Bryan, Alex Newton and keeper Dan Beavis coped superbly.
Great Paxton 2 Witchford 2
SAM Young won and scored a penalty, 30 seconds from time, to earn Witchford a superb draw.
Both teams were fighting to stay near the top of the league, and the hosts went 2-0 up.
The visitors had three shots scrambled off the line before Seb Hutter crashed the ball home on the stroke of half-time.
The Great Paxton defence stood up to further Witchford pressure in the second half, until Young kept his cool to send the goalkeeper the wrong way with a penalty he won after latching on to a superb Dan Butcher pass.
Witchford squad: C.Thomas, R.John, L.Rhenius, S.Hutter, B.Pauley, S.Young, P.Dewey, J.Douglas, L.Trimble, R.Jarvis, J.Thompson, S.Barber, K.Smith, D.Butcher, J.Walder.