Youth Football Round-Up: Super City run riot
Under-15 Division A Brampton Spartans 0 Ely City 9 ELY enjoyed their biggest win of the season after a fantastic display against Brampton. Ely started brightly and took a two-goal advantage into half-time after well taken goals from Rob Molloy and Henry
Under-15 Division A
Brampton Spartans 0 Ely City 9
ELY enjoyed their biggest win of the season after a fantastic display against Brampton.
Ely started brightly and took a two-goal advantage into half-time after well taken goals from Rob Molloy and Henry Carson.
Ely certainly had their shooting boots on in the second half with a flurry of superbly-taken goals.
David Turnbull started the scoring with a wonderful glancing header. Chris Stewart then scored a quick-fire hat-trick, all goals coming via defence-splitting through balls.
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Carson then scored his second after a wonderful passing move from City. Stewart then scored a fine solo goal which was followed by a simple tap in from Carson, completing his hat-trick.
Under-15 Knockout Cup
Littleport Town 1
Newmarket Town 3
A CUP clash against unbeaten visitors was always likely to be a stern challenge, and Littleport's cause was not made any easier when they conceded a goal within five minutes of the start.
Midway through the half, Newmarket doubled this advantage when a free-kick was headed down and a forward scored from close range. Moments before the interval they conceded another goal when a cross was headed in at the far post.
Dan Bell provided a hanging cross under the bar, the Newmarket keeper flapped at the ball and Luke Williams was on hand to drive a shot into the net.
While defeat was the final outcome, Littleport enjoyed the moral victory of winning the second half.
Littleport: Rob Wilson, Matt Fuller, Tom Evans, Adam Reckless, Lee Fuller, James Elliott, Jon Kelly, Luke Williams, Adam Ellertson, Dan Bell, Sean Monigatti, Ryan Middleton, Sam Males.
Under-15 Division D
Willingham Wolves 3 Ely City C 3
WILLINGHAM opened the scoring after 15 minutes and against the run of play added two more goals in quick succession.
Ely started their comeback late in the half with centre forward Oliver Jackson scoring from close range.
In the second half, Jackson scored a further two goals on 17 and 25 minutes to bag his hat trick and take the scores level.
Ely City C 6 Needingworth 0
THE home side were in control early on in the match against an under-strength Needingworth team only able to field ten men.
Ely created numerous chances and managed to score three before half time. Oliver Jackson scored two and left back Adam Keeble headed home from a corner.
Oliver Jackson completed his hat-trick with five minutes gone in the second half and a further two goals were added by right back Daniel Butcher and Ely's man of the match, captain Adam Richards.
Ely: Tom McInally, Daniel Butcher, Shaun Eldridge, Adam Keeble, David Balcombe, Oliver Young, Alex Philips, Tom Porter, Chris Fleming, Edmund Dickinson, Adam Richards (captain), Oliver Jackson, Kiefer Taylor, Nick Gough.
Under-14 Division C
Balsham Colts 6 Sutton Stirling 0
THE first half started with Sutton playing down the slope but this did not help them as they gave away four goals to go in at half-time 4-0 down.
Sutton came out for the second half, playing up the slope, which seemed to suit them better and play was an improvement. They created a few chances which they could not take. A better second half but Balsham still added two more goals to make the final score 6-0. Man of the match for Sutton was Andy Horsfall.
Sutton: Robbie Friar, Jody Holden, Sam Ambrose, Liam South, Andy Horsfall, Thomas Sole, Jay Martin, Philip Hampshire, Cathal Brown, Jordan Keeble, Lewis Bland, Blake Sanders
Under-13 Division C
Ely City 1 St Ives 8
IN a extraordinary game, Ely found themselves six goals down within 20 minutes as one goal after another went in.
City eventually found their feet and finished the half the stronger team, despite being seven goals down.
The second half saw Ely dominate and Codie Couzens slotted home a neat goal.
City: Kez Mackender, Jamie McCarthy, Alex Newton, Will Law, Chris Smith, Ryan Howell, Dan Beavis, Liam Heaps, Sam Bryan, Matt Waites, Codie Couzens.
Division D Balsham Colts 2
Ely Crusaders B 4
BALSHAM scored within the first 30 seconds, but Crusaders were soon level when Sam Harms equalised.
Liam Bishop put Crusaders ahead but Balsham restored parity soon after.
In the second half, new signing Liam Marinski scored twice to wrap the game up.
Under-12 Division B
Cherry Hinton 0 Ely Crusaders 2
DESPITE numerous strikes and some good goalkeeping neither side could break the deadlock in the first half.
Ely were quick off the mark in the second half and Cameron Robb spotted the home keeper off his line and fired home. Immediately afterwards, Jake Hopkin went on a solo run around several players and safely slotted the ball into the back of the net.
Ely defended their lead well and Cherry Hinton were unable to break them and Ely went home with the spoils.
Hopkin was the Ely man of the match.
Crusaders: George Bannister, Joe Dalton, Jake Hopkin, Alexander Minall, Nicholas Kyndt, Lewis Buxton, Cameron Robb, Oliver Watts, Ashley Hammersley, Joseph Smith, Jacques Odell-Rourke, Alex Oxborough, Alfa Balda, Luke Hayes.
Under-11 Division A
Witchford Colts 0
Newmarket Town 3
WITCHFORD started brightly, creating lots of chances, but not working the opposition keeper. Mid-way through the 1st half a slick move by Town resulted in a superbly headed goal.
Witchford struggled to get into any sort of rhythm in the second half and were unable to respond to two further goals by Town. Witchford's man of the match was Benedict Squires.
Soham Town 3
Little Downham Eagles 2
A VERY entertaining and exciting match see-sawed from end to end and could have resulted in a win for either side.
Eagles took the lead after only eight minutes when Aaron Canham finished with a shot high into the top corner of the net after a sweeping move involving
Soham pressed hard and equalised 10 minutes later through Robson Barker. Shortly before the half time break Soham took the lead for the first time with a good shot from a wide angle by Mark Masterton.
Soham's keeper made a couple of good saves before Eagles forced a corner. Oliver Phillips swung over a terrific corner and Canham planted his header beyond the keeper into the back of the net. Midway through the half Soham scored what turned out to be the winner, from Jez Marshall.
Under-Nine Division F
Mepal Sports 1 Witchford 5
WITCHFORD made it eight wins out of eight this season with a hard-fought victory against a good Mepal side.
Conor Loker, with two, and David Mayle gave Witchford a 3-0 lead before Mepal pulled one back direct from a corner.
Alec Hewitt's hard work was rewarded with two late goals as Witchford wrapped the match up.
Joint men of the match were Eddie Bowles and James Edwards.
Witchford: Brandon Phillips, Eddie Bowles, Sam Robbins, Spencer Saberton, Conor Loker, David Mayle, James Edwards, Jack Bradney, Alec Hewitt, Daniel Collis.
Under-Eight Division E
Witchford 0 Cottenham 3
WITCHFORD were up against a strong Cottenham side. In a very hard fought match Cottenham came out the winners.
Witchford: Nathan Parker, Ruairidh MacDonald, Matthew Loades, Harry Braybrooke, Daniel Chapman, Sam Gulliver, Oliver Richards, Nathan Francis.
Waterbeach Colts 4
Ely Crusaders 0
DESPITE the result Ely put in a good performance and with a little luck, the game could have finished differently, with great performances by Christopher Lewis, Edward Kratz, Samuel Quarrier, Alfie Green and Alexander Ellwood.
Crusaders: Alexander Ellwood, Alfie Green, Mark Hady, Edward Kratz, Christopher Lewis, Finley Logan, Samuel Lowe, Rhys Peckham, Samuel Quarrier, Harry Selby, Kyle Thurston, Max Wright.