Youth Football Round Up

Under-8 Haddenham Rovers Colts 8 Sutton Rangers 1 ROVERS completed their first season with an emphatic win. Haddenham took the lead within two minutes, when Will Darlington powered on to Matthew Wright s through-ball and slotted past the keeper. Anot


Haddenham Rovers Colts 8 Sutton Rangers 1

ROVERS completed their first season with an emphatic win.

Haddenham took the lead within two minutes, when Will Darlington powered on to Matthew Wright's through-ball and slotted past the 'keeper.

Another superb Darlington finish made it 2-0 and he then turned provider when his long throw was tucked under the 'keeper by Joshua Lowe.

Darlington completed a fantastic hat-trick with a thumping finish to make it 4-0 at the break.

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Sutton forced a consolation goal direct from a corner, but Jake Alsop linked well with Kieran Petty to make it 5-1.

A sensational Lowe strike on the run made it 6-1, before Matt Beary and Charlie Tunnell grabbed their first goals of the season to complete the rout.

Haddenham man of the match: Joseph Alsop.

Haddenham squad: William Darlington, Jake Alsop, Joseph Alsop, Charlie Tunnell, Ricky Sawyer, Kieran Petty, Joshua Lowe, Matthew Wright, Matthew Beary.

Mepal Sports 4 Chatteris 8

SPORTS suffered a rare defeat at the hands of an excellent Chatteris side.

Mepal welcomed back James Rayson after injury but were missing defensive lynchpin James Knox.

Ashley Howlett and Joe-Joe Corlito exemplified Sports' fighting spirit in the early stages and goalkeeper Dean Baxter pulled off a string of superb saves.

The home side were behind throughout but Jacob Waters scored the best goals of the game, two superb individual efforts.

George Rayner and Kassem Silvain were Mepal's other scorers.

Mepal squad: Dean Baxter, Thomas Smith, Joe-Joe Corlito, Joshua Fenner,James Rayson, Ashley Howlett, Harrison Jones, George Rayner, Jacob Waters, Kassem Silvain, Shane Whatley.


Mepal Sports 0

Witchford Colts 1

MAN of the match James Edwards clinched the winner with a thumping header.

This hard-fought game was between two evenly matched sides and Witchford goalkeeper Brandon Phillips did well to retain his clean sheet.

Hayden Brown, Alec Hewitt and Daniel Collins worked hard in attack. David Mayle made some strong runs on the wings and Witchford's midfield and defence with Eddie Bowles, Sam Robbins and Jack Bradney held out well.

Spencer Saberton curled in a corner to the back post and Edwards' header sealed the win.

Witchford squad: Brandon Phillips, Jack Bradney, Eddie Bowles, Sam Robbins, Spencer Saberton, James Edwards, Hayden Brown, David Mayle, Alec Hewitt, Daniel Collins.


Haddenham Rovers Colts A 2 Lakenheath 1

A STUNNING last-minute save by keeper Richard Padmore secured Haddenham A's 12th successive league victory.

Haddenham's Alex Lowe completed a superb move to give them the lead. Matthew Morton's pass was chased down by James Beary who laid it back to John Falconer to provide the perfect cross for Lowe to strike a half-volley from the edge of the area.

Lowe turned provider after linking with Jake Bartolozzi and Joe Snooks, his angled cross was expertly finished by Beary. Lakenheath scrambled home from a near post cross, before Padmore's reflex save earned Haddenham a fine win.

Haddenham squad: Richard Padmore, Jake Bartolozzi, Matthew Morton, Kieran Drummond, Alex Lowe, Theo Hall, Joe Snooks, James Beary, Oliver Holden, John Falconer.


Littleport Town 1 Bottisham 1

THE Bottisham keeper was in fine form to deny Littleport a win in their last home game of the season. 'Port spurned several early chances, and Bottisham took the lead with a tap in from a free-kick.

Nico Bishop latched on to a through-ball to equalise in the second half, and 'Port, with Luke Thompson and Jake Browning in fine form, created further chances but were kept out by an excellent goalkeeper.


Soham Town Colts 7

Fordham Hammers 4

SOHAM'S last game of the season gave their supporters plenty to cheer about.

Fordham opened the scoring after Chris Hunt's shot from distance looped over the 'keeper and dipped just below the bar. Chris Smith equalised shortly after and Sam Norton put Soham ahead with a long-range drive.

Fordham equalised early in the second half when Hunt scored his second with a volley from the edge of the box, but Brian Tatay restored Soham's lead within a minute of the re-start

Colin Twite was first to react to a loose ball to once again bring Fordham level, but for the second time, Tatay scored straight from kick-off.

Fordham 'keeper Adam Masterson denied Tatay his hat-trick when he saved a penalty, but could not prevent Liam Ward or Joshua Ogilvie (2) from scoring.

John Foreman headed Fordham's fourth with a headed goal from a corner just before the final whistle.


Alconbury 0 Ely Crusaders 7

FOUR points and two clean sheets in four days kept Crusaders in the promotion hunt. After a tough 0-0 draw with fellow promotion chasers Histon, Ely thumped Alconbury on Sunday.

The visitors showed their dominance from the off, controlling the play and put four goals away before half-time of Sunday's match, with a brace each for Cameron Robb and Ryan Lowe.

The second half was much the same with goals soon following for Nick Kyndt, Pawel and Luke Hayes.

Ely squad: 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.

# SUTTON Rangers Football Club are looking for players for next season. The club welcomes both boys and girls aged five to 10. Rangers are also looking for managers, coaches, referees and committee members.

Contact Jeanette on 07876 301424.