Youth Football: Six-cess!

Under-Nine Division F Stretham Sporting B 0 Ely Crusaders B 6 ELY were slow to get into this game. Dominic Hunt was first on the score sheet when he collected the ball from a Conor Logan pass and rifled the ball low into the corner of the goal. In the se

Under-Nine Division F

Stretham Sporting B 0

Ely Crusaders B 6

ELY were slow to get into this game. Dominic Hunt was first on the score sheet when he collected the ball from a Conor Logan pass and rifled the ball low into the corner of the goal.

In the second period Mitchell Morse scored when his well-struck cross eluded the keeper and ended up over the line. Morse then provided a pass for Tom Walker to finish from close range. Walker's next shot came back off the post but Athi Ambi was on hand to score from the rebound. The final two goals came from well struck shots, Jamie Simper's effort went in off the post and Walker's flew straight into the back of the net.

Ely: Athi Ambi, Dominic Hunt, Sarah Lappin, Conor Logan, Daniel Moody, Mitchell Morse, Charlie Root, Jamie Simper, Will Stephens, Tom Walker, Ethan Weinberg (C).

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Under-14 Division C

Potton Colts 1 Sutton Stirling 2

BOTH sides were evenly matched with end-to-end football.

Chances were missed for both sides, but it was Jay Martin who scored first to put Sutton 1-0 up. Then 10 minuutes before half-time, Martin put a ball through for Thomas Sole to run onto and who neatly finish.

Potton pulled one back and had an unlucky shot which hit the bar. But Sutton held on to win 2-1.

Sutton man of the match Robbie Friar.

Sutton: Robbie Friar, Jody Holden, Philip Hampshire, Liam South, Andy Horsfall, Thomas Sole, Chris Green, Chathal Brown, Jordan Keeble, Jay Martin, Conner Rogerson, Josh Baker.

Under-13 Division C

Ely City 2 Priory Parkside 5

PRIORY attacked from the start and only some top saves from the City keeper kept things even, eventually the pressure told and Priory scored three times in 20 minutes.

City needed to score before the game got away from them and Will Law duly obliged when he picked the ball up in the box and powered home a right footed strike for 3-1.

City pushed Priory back in the second half, Priory scored first again but Ely responded when Kez Mackender expertly rounded the keeper and slotted the ball home to give City some hope. It was Priory who completed the scoring with a late goal.

Man of the match was Ryan Howell.

Under-12 Division B

Ely Crusaders 3 Ely City 1

THE home team dominated this local derby match from the off and soon took the lead with a header from Alfa Balde and a strike by Cameron Robb.

City were awarded a penalty which was well saved by George Bannister.

During the second half the visitors did manage to pull one back from a free kick but couldn't stop Robb from completing the scoring and giving Crusaders the points.

Man of the match for Crusaders was Jacques Odell-Rourke.

Crusaders: George Bannister, Joe Dalton, Jake Hopkin, Alexander Minall, Nicholas Kyndt, Lewis Buxton, Cameron Robb, Oliver Watts, Ashley Hammersley, David Moore, Joseph Smith, Jacques Odell-Rourke, Alex Oxborough, Alfa Balda.

Under-11 League Cup

Stretham Sporting 3

Priory Parkside 1

STRETHAM overcame the freezing conditions and a one goal deficit to march on into the third round of the Colts League Cup.

Goals from George Carroll (2) and Henry Wisdom made sure of a much-needed win.

Stretham: Will Holmes, James Fuller, Greg Hine, Henry Wisdom, George Carroll, Harry Thomson, Matthew Kerridge, Michael Thomas, Jack Rose, Craig Lawrence, Braddan Westlake.

Under-11 Division A

Lakenheath Youth 1 Soham Town 3

AN eagerly awaited rematch between two exciting teams. Lakenheath started off at a furious pace, stretching the Soham defence to their limits, only good defensive work kept the Soham goal safe.

A lapse in concentration allowed Lakenheath to score. Soham responded immediately equalising with a sweetly struck shot from James Prewett.

In the second half Soham kept the pressure on and were rewarded with a neat goal from Mark Masterton. Soham's third was scored after catching Lakenheath on the break.

An excellent strike from Alex Kathro saw Soham extend their lead.

Under-10 Division E

Haddenham Rovers A 1

Ely Crusaders A 5

A GOOD game played on a bitterly cold morning on a very hard pitch saw Ely take an early lead through Jack Rudkin.

Ely then fell asleep for a while, allowing the home team to score their only goal with a long range strike by Kieran Drummond.

The shock of conceding woke Ely up with attack after attack on the home team's goal. This pressure led to a free kick on the edge of the box, which Scott Callaghan put away with ease.

Ely really stepped up a gear in the second half. This allowed Callaghan to get his second of the match. Thomas Walker tidied up a goalmouth scramble by putting the ball in the back of the net. Rudkin put the game beyond doubt by calmly slotting home the last goal for Ely.

Crusaders: Oscar Haines, Ryan Marston, Tom Matcham, Harry Beeton, Tyler Thurston, Scott Callaghan, Thomas Walker, Jack Rudkin.

Haddenham: Oliver Holden, John Falconer, Theo Hall, Kieran Drummond, Jo Snooks, Felix Peck, James Beary, Matthew Morton, Alex Lowe, Elliott Littlefield.

Haddenham Rovers B 0 Cottenham 2

HADDENHAM played another keenly-contested match against Cottenham, with both teams delivering some good attacking and defending play.

However, it was Cottenham who showed a killer touch in front of goal to win 2-0.

Richard Padmore was Haddenham's man of the match.

Haddenham: Richard Padmore, Laurence Martin, Edward Emmerson, Chris Threadgold, Michael Heath, Robert Nangle, Tyrell Barrett, Daniel Piggott, Liam Roberts.

Division F

Witchford Colts 3

Burwell Swallows 0

AN own goal, plus strikes from Sam Green and Lewis Woollard, secured the win for Witchford.

Witchford: Lewis Woollard, Henry Marshall, Jamie Loades, Tom Juden, Sam Green, Andrew George, Jake Goodchild, Luke Goodchild, James Forber, James Everett, Ryan Bowles, Jake Bartolozzi.

Soham United 5 Burwell Tigers 3

SOHAM got off to a good start with a penalty from Oliver Radford, but Burwell soon scored an equaliser.

A great solo run through the Burwell defence, saw Paul Wallis retore Soham's lead from a sharp angle.

Bradley Wall gave them a 3-1 lead at half time.

Burwell started stronger in the second half, but fell further behind to a goal from Soham's man of the match, Callum Bush. Another great solo run from half way saw Steven Porter net the ball for a 5-1 lead.

Burwell did manage to score two goals which provided an exciting end to the match.

Soham Town Colts Black 0

Burwell Tigers 4

NEITHER team could make a breakthrough in the first fifteen minutes mainly due to fine defending and keeping by man of the match Matthew Fretwell in the Soham goal.

Burwell pushed forward from the restart and scored.

Burwell scored three more times to take the game beyond Soham.

Colts: Matthew Fretwell, Samuel Hewitt, Kieran Fuller, Matthew Hewitt, Shannon Froggatt, Harry Parfitt, Travis Isaacson, Kyle Allgood, Jordan Turpin.

Under-Nine Division E

Newmarket Town A 3

Ely Crusaders A 3

AFTER some quick thinking from Liam Walker to set Jordan Rowsell free down the right, Ely took the lead against the run of play when Luke Brown volleyed in Rowsell's cross.

Ely then extended their lead when captain Luke Brown gathered the ball in midfield, looked up, picked his spot and drove the ball into the top left corner. Brown completed his hat-trick after a good passing move and assist from Ryan Dean.

Despite Ely being 3-0 up, Newmarket bounced back with an unstoppable shot driven from the right hand side.

With only minutes remaining, Ely did their best to hold off but Newmarket grabbed another after some silky dribbling through the middle. Then, with just two minutes to go, the score was levelled when Newmarket headed home from a corner.

Crusaders: Liam Walker, Jordan Rowsell, Jonathan Humphry, Aiden Merry, Fraser Crossman, Luke Brown (captain), Ryan Dean, Tejay O'Keeffe