Youth Football Round-up

Under-9 Haddenham Rovers Colts 1 Witchford Colts 0 THE first quarter was of this match was goalless but in the second quarter the introduction of Will Darlington (Man of the Match) gave Haddenham their much needed drive down the right hand side, and linki


Haddenham Rovers Colts 1 Witchford Colts 0

THE first quarter was of this match was goalless but in the second quarter the introduction of Will Darlington (Man of the Match) gave Haddenham their much needed drive down the right hand side, and linking well with Matt Beary saw Haddenham create some excellent shooting chances when a spilled clearance gave Beary the opportunity he needed to blast in from 15 yards in front of goal for the only score of the match.

Haddenham: Matthew Beary, Joseph Alsop, Jake Alsop(c), Matthew Wright, Charlie Tunnell, Kieran Petty, William Darlington (MotM), Ricky Sawyer.

Mepal Sports 11 Panthers 0

MEPAL Sports began the New Year with a convincing 11-0 victory against visiting Panthers. Man of the match George Rayner began 2008 in goal hungry mood, helping himself to five strikes. Serifo Balde netted a brace including a fine headed effort from a Shane Whatley corner. Mepal's other goals came courtesy of Harrison Jones, Kassem Silvain, Jacob Waters and Joe-Joe Corlito who enjoyed a fine game alongside defensive partners James Knox and Thomas Smith.

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Mepal Sports: Kassem Silvain, Jacob Waters, George Rayner, Serifo Balde, James Knox, Joe-Joe Corlito, Thomas Smith, Harrison Jones, Shane Whatley.

Ely Crusaders 5 Burwell Swallows 2

SEVERAL good saves from Ely goalkeeper Evan Jeckells proved vital as the home team failed to beat the inspired Burwell keeper until close to half time, when Sam Felton scored. With Ely's confidence lifted, two quick additions from Tomas Funnell and another for Felton gave Crusaders a three goal lead.

In the second half Burwell closed to within one goal but the home team responded well as Alex Brown and Sam Scarborough added one each.

Crusaders: J Barrett, A Brown, J Butler, S Felton, E Frodsham, T Funnell, L Hook , E Jeckells (MOM), G Leech, J Marston, S Scarborough.


Witchford Colts A 0 Soham Town 3

GOOD defensive play by Witchford and a great save by keeper Ruairidh MacDonald stopped Soham going down. Soham took the lead during the first period, but the battle continued, keeping it close until Soham scored again just into the second half. The demoralised Witchford team conceded a third in the last minute of the game. Witchford's Man of the Match was Charlie O'Connor.

Witchford: Daniel Chapman, Ruairidh MacDonald, Matthew Loades, Nathan Francis, Daniel Scott, Euan Gilmour, George Smith, Charlie O'Connor and Nathan Parker


Soham United 4 Bluntisham Rangers 1

SOHAM started this friendly knowing nothing about the other team. It was a close fought first half until Joe Heale opened the scoring for United. Soham kept the pressure up and were rewarded just before half time when Bluntisham scored an own goal. In the second half United were straight back at the Bluntisham defence and they forced another own goal from the opposition. Bluntisham were rewarded for their efforts when they scored their only goal. Soham finished off with an Alex Theobold goal to make it 4-1.


Haddenham Rovers 2 Cottenham United 2

COTTENHAM had the edge over a lack lustre Haddenham in the first half. The introduction of top scorer Tyrell Barrett at half time injected some much needed pace into the Rovers attack and, despite conceding an early goal, Barrett quickly restored the balance and then he put Rovers ahead. With Matthew Morton battling in midfield and Jake Bartolozzi in defence it looked as though Rovers would win. Cottenham fought back and equalised for the draw.

Littleport Town Colts 2 Chatteris Youth B 3

THE game was even for the first 15 minutes until Chatteris took the lead as the Port defence failed to make a tackle. Chatteris scored a second when a mis-hit shot in the area trickled past Gareth Ball. Colt Harvey pulled one back for Littleport just before half time. On the stroke of half time Chatteris broke away and struck a third.

With 10 minutes left of the second half Harvey scored for Littleport to make it 2-3.

Littleport: Gareth Ball, Ben Wakefield, Thomas Green, Cristiano Cabrial, Tom Wakefield, Deividas Paukstys, Colt Harvey, Harlee Cater, Keaton Aggaswal, Jamie Davidson, Ryan Goodson.


Whittlesford Warriors 2 Littleport Town 1

A CLASSIC game was played in this Tesco Under 13 cup quarter final where Port was away to a team two leagues higher. Both teams played well in a goalless first half. Port changed their formation at the start of the second and this soon paid off when Ezra Collins scored. Whittlesford had to go for goal and equalised.

Extra time was a tense affair with both teams having chances but it was the hosts who grabbed the winner from a corner.

Littleport: Josh Brown, Arron Heaps, Charlie Bowditch(c), Jake Kennedy, Kiaran Phillips, Ezra Collins, Joseph Murfitt, Cameron James, Luke Thompson, Ben Jewitt, Ben Hawkins, Jake Browning, Carl Lightfoot.

Isleham 1 Godmanchester 5

ISLEHAM played host to Godmanchester at The Rec. The visitors started brightly with a few early attacks but captain Jack Leigh made a couple of early tackles to halt them. Godmanchester opened the scoring but Isleham replied with a Theobald free kick. The visitors scored again with an easy tap in at the back post for 1-2 at half time.

In the second half Godmanchester scored three more times without reply.

Man of the Match: Alistair Staward.


Soham Utd 3 Chatteris Town B 1

SOHAM, playing at home, went ahead on 15 minutes when Callum Eley volleyed home an Adam Cook cross. Chatteris fought back and drew level just before the break. Murray King put Soham ahead soon after the re-start, then Adam Cook scored to grab the points. The home side had goalie Joel Orme to thank with numerous fine saves and Liam Purton and Ryan Brooks in defence who shared Man of the Match.

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


Swavesey Spartons 2 Ely Crusaders B 3

ELY edged a well fought cup tie with an opening goal from Liam Bishop after 10 minutes. Swavesey battled back and equalised. Five minutes before half time Ely got a penalty which Sam Day convertered. Second half saw Swavesey start the strongest and equalise for 2-2. Crit Pearson scored the winner three minutes before the final whistle.

Ely: Kyle Turner, Adam Green, Pat Cornwell, Tom Sharpe, Sam Day, Liam Bishop, Shaun Marston, Jordan Miller, Crit Pearson, Liam Riminski, Matt Thorpe.

Soham Town Colts 2 Chesterton Eagles 3

SOHAM went into this league cup quarter final game as the underdogs being a league beneath Chesterton, and it was Chesterton who started strongest, but Ben Nicholas in the Soham goal made some good saves. Soon Chesterton scored then added a second. After the break Soham's Josh Nunn scored from 40 yards. Chesterton scored their third but Soham continued to press and were rewarded when Ryan Brook made it 2-3. Ben Nicholas was the Soham Man of the Match.

Soham: Ben Nicholas, Joel Frey, Simon Murfitt, Josh Heaps, Dalton Isaacson, Ryan Saban, Josh Nunn, Dan Whitwell, Graham Carson, Dan Driver, Ryan Brook, Daniel Morley, Michae Rola.


Ely Crusaders 4 Girton Colts 3

ELY Crusaders hosted Girton Colts and they scored first through Kurt Farr after 15 minutes. The game continued at a fast pace, and Girton equalised.

After the break Farr scored his second to take Ely into the lead again. However, the lead was short lived when Girton scored from a penalty. Ely attacked and Farr found the back of the net for a hat-trick and to again take the lead for Ely. Girton once again evened the score. The fast paced game continued and Farr scored his fourth and winning goal.

Ely City 3 Huntingdon Rowdies 2

ELY City took the lead from top scorer Sam Ashman. Then substitute Sean Flack connected with his first touch to send the ball rocketing into the back of the net. A bizzare third Ely goal saw the ball rebound off Michael Dawson's rear and into the net. The second half saw both teams produce some excellent football and Huntingdon were rewarded with two goals. Ben Amery was Man of the Match.

Ely: Nathan Feetham, Callum Falconer, Josh Walder Jack Kempton, Aidan Hutton (c), Jack Kirby, Luke Coe, Danny Drewery, Sean Flack, Sam Ashman, Jamie Douglas, Ryan Lane, Ed Dickinson, Ben Amery, Michael Dawson.

Sunday 6th January 2008