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Histon 3, Chatteris Tigers 5 (aet)

Chatteris booked their place in the Cambs League Knockout Cup final against Papworth with two goals in extra-time.

Histon took the lead when they outpaced a flat back four and finished from just inside the box.

Josh Joyce finally gave the Tigers the equaliser their play warranted when he headed home a Jackson corner.

Four minutes later Histon took the lead again when a 25-yard shot beat Chatteris’s Hughes.

Chatteris started much better in the second half and a change of tactics led to Tyler Crane pulling the game level after good work by Joyce.

With just six minutes to go Josh Joyce curled in a 25-yard free kick to give the Tigers the advantage. But with the last move of normal time a Hughes clearance fell straight to a Histon midfielder who lobbed home from 40 yards.

Sam McWilliams’ very clever turn inside the box and shot made it 4-3 six minutes into extra time.

On 105 minutes Chatteris sealed the win when McDermott’s skillful run led to a low cross and fired firmly home by Gary Jackson.

Karl Anderson (mom) showed maturity beyond his 16 years with a super performance.

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Spalding 0,

Leverington Whites 11

The atrocious conditions didn’t stop Leverington playing their impressive passing football, leading to seven goals by half-time.

Spalding never gave up and made it harder for the visitors in the second half, but Leverington netted four more goals to keep their dream of retaining the Division 1 title alive.

Priory Parkside 1,

Chatteris White 2

An injury-hit Chatteris team could only just beat a defensively well organised Priory team.

Chatteris took the lead in the first half with a very well placed shot from Asa Revell and then came a penalty by Thomas Corlito, after Adam Reditt was brought down in the box.

John Day had to come off following an ankle injury, leaving Chatteris to play with 10 men for the second half. Priory scored from distance early on, but the 10-men held on.

Thetford 0, Hungate Rovers 2

This win leaves Hungate needing just one more point from their last three matches to clinch the Mid-Norfolk Division Two title.

Jack Hepting put Hungate in front with a powerful run and good finish. Tom Ward added a second with a fantastic long-range strike.

Both teams struggled to create any more real efforts on goal.

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Leverington 4,

Wisbech Acorns 2

Leverington went into a 2-0 lead with goals from Sam Lewis and George Chadwick, only for Acorns to draw level at the break with two very good strikes.

Both teams went for the win in the second half, Will Rackley drew first blood for Leverington and then Chadwick added his second to kill off Acorns.

Matty Rose and Chadwick both took mom awards, for good individual performances.

Clenchwarton 1, Leverington 2

Leverington started brightly but could not get that final touch to take the lead, then just before the half-time whistle Clenchwarton scored.

Leverington pushed for the equaliser and soon got their rewards with Alex Munday finding the net with a great strike.

With both teams pushing for the winner, Matty Rose floated in a perfect free kick and a defender headed into his own net.

This was Leverington’s best performance of the season and they were worthy winners.

Munday (mom) worked hard out on the wing, with Aaron Bass (mom) once again in the thick of it in defence.

Chatteris Town 5, Whittlesford 3

With again only 10-men starting Chatteris went one down in the first few minutes. A few minutes of domination led to a deserving equaliser, but Chatteris unfortunately found themselves 2-1 down at half time.

As the second half unfolded Whittlesford quickly netted a third, but now the 10-man squad began to dig in, and sheer determination from all led to a deserving four-goal haul in the second half.

Goalscorers: Will Grant 3, Lewis Brightman and Danny Lynch.

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WSM Blacks 6, Glinton 0

Luke Foster opened the scoring for Blacks and then followed it with a second goal.

This uninspiring performance continued until about 10 minutes from the end when Blacks suddenly came alive and with good play they hit four goals to seal another win.

Goalscorers: Sam Knott, Aidan Sewell, Bradley Baker and Robbie Knight. Arnas Sinevicius was mom.

UNDER 11

Wisbech St Mary Yellows 2, Powerleague 3

Saints came out attacking and took Powerleague by surprise with some great one touch football from Ziabka, Punton and Symons, resulting in the first goal from Ziabka.

Saints continued to dominate but were unable to turn chances into goals and Powerleague equalised just before half time.

The second half saw Powerleague go into a 3-1 lead, but Saints piled on the pressure and were rewarded with a penalty which Symons easily put away. Saints continued to push forward but failed to grab a deserved equaliser in the best game of the season.

UNDER 10

Leverington 2,

Wisbech St Mary 1 (aet)

This cup semi final was a fantastic game between two committed teams.

Leverington took the lead through Joe Lewis, but St Mary equalised to take the game to extra time.

Leverington’s relentless pressure was finally rewarded with Louie Garner scoring with a header to take Leverington to the final.

Hungate 5, Denver 2

Hungate claimed the league title with two games to go by winning 5-2 against a dogged Denver side.

Goals from Thomas Skuse 2, Lewis Jackson, Aaron Buckley and Jay Rout secured the win. However it needed some smart keeping from Alex Bishop (mom) to ensure Greens maintained their 100 per cent record, having now played and won all 13 of their games so far.

A big well done to the entire squad for what has been a great season.

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Whittlesey 3, March SS 0

March were outplayed by a very good Whittlesey side who passed very well throughout. March tried very hard and created some chances notably Liam Lambert from a free kick when he forced the keeper to make a very good save.

WSM 5, Leverington 0

Saints have now gone 18 games undefeated after this very good cup semi-final win.

They had the better chances, Willis Wright hitting the bar then the post before thumping in the opening goal.

After the break Brody Warren made it 2-0 before an own goal and Brandon Ferneux added two more for 5-0.

Manager Simon Wright said: “We played some good football against a strong team and to go 18 games undefeated is a massive achievement.”

l Hungate Whites under 10s are looking for more players to join their team, as next season they will be going to 9 a-side football. They are currently year 5 children and train at the Thomas Clarkson School on Fridays 6-7pm. If anyone is interested please contact Barrie on 07775151116 or Ian on 01945 860687.