Company NMC 5B
Marchester Utd 5
Manea Res 1
Marchester adapted well to the windy conditions and within 10 minutes went 1-0 up through Lewis Greening and should have increased the lead but for some fine goalkeeping.
Marchester had to play the entire second half with 10 players and against the run of play Manea scored.
Greening put the home side back in front, Daniel Symonds went on to grab a couple of goals and Greening completed his hat-trick.
The Utd boss said after the game that his team showed a lot of character in the second period.
Upwell Reserves had the weekend off after they weren’t allocated a fixture. They play their last game before Christmas next weekend at home to Cottenham A.
Upwell Town A 2
Upwell A got back to winning ways and maintained their unbeaten league record with an unconvincing success.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, Upwell eventually took the lead with about 20 minutes left to play after Craig Pack tackled a Pentney defender in the box and managed to find the back of the net.
With less than five minutes to play, Curtis Oldroyd followed up Claudio Cerquieras’ initial effort to put the visitors 2-0 up.
Pentney scored straight from the kick-off as goalkeeper, Michael Smith, thought he had done enough by tipping the effort onto his crossbar, but the ball bounced back and rolled in with the help of the wind.
Manager Harry Griffin said: “We’ve been struggling lately performance-wise. Unfortunately a number of our forwards have picked up injuries this year which has had an impact on us.
“We’ve found that we’ve had to grind out results, which shows great character from the lads who have played, but I know we’ve got more to give.”
Upwell A face Watlington Reserves this weekend in their final league game of 2015.
l Ninth-placed March Town United’s Thurlow Nunn League game with Team Bury was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Hares host seventh-placed AFC Sudbury on Saturday.