Both local Cambs League Premier Division teams went out of the Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup on Saturday.
Chatteris Town exited at the hands of Senior A side Cherry Hinton 5-0 while Wisbech St Mary lost at Soham Town Rangers Res 3-1.
Chatteris boss Steve Bright said: “We have two or three injuries to players and we had several youngsters coming in again. All credit to them. We have just got to keep plodding along.”
There are no new players on the horizon at present: “Nobody is particularly interested. They see the results and no-one wants to come to a side that’s losing. You have got to keep going as long as you can.”
Wimblington, who played for an hour with ten men after Paul Shafer was sent off for two yellow cards, collapsed to four extra time goals at home to Fulbourn Institute Res after it was locked at 3-3 at full-time.
“We would have won the match if we had 11 men on the pitch, no doubt in my mind,” said Wimblington’s Dean Stacy.
“We just ran out of legs in extra time with 10 men. We feel like a win is just around the corner as we are slowly improving each week.”
Scorers were Liam Fox, Paul Shafer and Aidan Gray.
Outwell Swifts go to fifth with a very good display in Senior B following a 6-1 demolition of West Wratting Res who started above them in the table.
Eventually Outwell took the lead through a Tamwar Fendley bullet header.
Sloppy defending gave Wratting a equaliser but the persistant James Parker scored to put Outwell 2-1 up at half time.
In the second half Mark Secker scored to put classy Outwell 3-1 up, Parker completed his hat trick and Lee Chapman scored.
Manager Secker said: “We played very well today and a result like that has been on the cards for weeks now. We are starting to click as a team now. Our captain Ben Jimson had a very good game as did Chapman, Parker and Jonny Secker.”
Andrew Bryan 2, Jonathan Gibbons and David Hodson struck in Division 1B as March Town United Res dispatched visiting Cottenham Res 4-2.
The derby saw Chatteris Reserves gain their first point of the season following a draw 1-1 with Manea United. This leaves Manea – who dropped a point for the first time – in third spot.
In the Creake Charity Shield Doddington United lost 4-3 to Eaton Socon Res. Alex Carmen replied for March Rangers as they went out at Bar Hill Sports & Social 5-1.
In Division 2B basement side Tydd United lost at Fordham 8-0.
In Division 3B Estover Park remain top on goal difference fresh from a 4-1 victory over Wimblington Res.
Park took the lead when debutant Dan Williams set up Tommy Neal. Wimbo’s Carlos Alessandrino scored an excellent equaliser from 40 yards, lobbing keeper Marcus Larham.
In the second half, a deflected shot made it 2-1 to Park and Gareth Puleston scored 2 to complete the scoreline.
Shaun Belfield and Leon Murphy were on target for Wisbech St Mary A in a 3-0 home win against Stretham Hotspurs. Saints have played two more games than Estover.
Matthew Grainger was on target for Benwick Athletic in a 5-1 reverse at Elsworth Sports 5-1.
The only local team to play in Division 4B were Chatteris Town A who like their reserve side picked up their first point of the season following a 2-2 draw with Wicken Amateurs.
Division 5D: Doddington A 1 Upwell Town 6; Gorefield Athletic 2 Outwell Swifts Res 0; Littleport A 3 Walsoken Utd 2; Manea Res 3 Chatteris Fen Tigers 5; March Rangers Res 2 Earith Res 4; Wimblington A 1 Coldham United 1; Wisbech St Mary C 2 March Saracens 2.