Ben brace boosts Lilies

Third from bottom Chatteris beat Fulbourn 3-0 in the Cambs League Premier Division after being a goal up at the break thanks to a Ben Matthews brace and a Jack Saunders strike ten minutes from the end.

Boss Steve Bright said: “We played really well and dominated the first half.

“Whether it will be the great escape, we don’t know. We have a midweek game (6.15pm Wednesday) and we look to have a strong side at Littleport.

“If we get three points then we might have a chance of beating the drop.”

Wisbech St Mary did the Lilies a favour by defeating basement side Eaton Socon 3-0. Scorers were Robbie Harris two, who was in fine form, and sub Mark Newton.

Boss of the Saints Arran Duke, who also praised Adam Wright and the back four, said: “A pleasing day for us and a good team performance.”

In 3B, Estover Park’s performance did not match the scoreline in a 4-0 defeat to Exning Athletic. Against the wind, Exning took a 2-0 half-time lead.

In the second half, Park hit the crossbar and Richard Peachey went close. Two goals in the last minutes flattered Exning as Park pushed forward.

With Earith losing away at Littleport A. Gorefield extend their lead at the top of the 5D table by seven points with five games to go. Top scorer Ryan Alexander hit his 20th and 21st goals of the season in the 5-1 win at Manea Res. Sub Richard Hunt also hit a brace and Michael Watts got the fifth. MoM: Harley Kitching.

Gorefield could be crowned champions if they win last night (Tuesday) and Saturday and if Earith fail to win last night.

Upwell beat Chatteris Fen Tigers 2-1 to move back up to fourth. In a much improved performance, Upwell scorers were Scott Beetlestone and substitute Jeff Elsey with a free kick from 45 yards.

Senior A: Wimblington 0 Hemingfords 5.

Senior B: Swavesey 2 Outwell 3.

1B: Manea 1 Huntingdon RGE 2; Cottenham Res 1 Doddington 3; March Res 0 Somersham 4.

2B: Mepal 5 March Rgs 2; Isleham 0 WSM Res 2.

3B: Little Downham 7 Benwick 3; WSM A 1 Elsworth 2; Wimblington Res 1 Fenstanton Res 2.

4B: Doddington Res 1 Milton A 3.

5D: March Rgs Res 0 March Saras 3; Outwell Res 6 Doddington A 0; Walsoken 2 Coldham 0; Wimblington A 1 WSM C 1.

Midweek, North Cambs Cup Final: Thorney 3 Doddington 0.

Senior B: Outwell 4 Comberton 1.

3B: Fenstanton Res 0 Benwick 1.

5D: Earith Res v Wimblington A home walkover, Manea Res 0 Coldham 4.