James notches a hat-trick

LEVERINGTON striker James Woods scored a hat-trick to help his side to a 4-2 win against Whittlesey United on Tuesday night.

Stu Webb’s side went a goal down after 15 minutes, but Jason Day equalised with a free kick from 25 yards out.

Then 19-year-old Woods hit two goals before the break to make it 3-1 at half-time and his third came early in the second half. Whittlesey scored late on to make it 4-2.

Leverington had King’s Lynn’s Alex Street in goal with Darren Hyde and Matt Storey both unavailable. Wisbech Town Max Mattless also played in defence

Webb said: “The boys played really well and it is good to start the season with a win.”

With regard to the link up with Wisbech Town, Webb, a former Fenmen reserves manager said: “It is a good thing for both clubs. We have a number of young players that could be ready to push for the first team at Wisbech in a couple of years while it will benefit them when players from Wisbech come and play for us for too.”

Parson Drove bounced back from their opening defeat to beat Whittlesey Blue Star 3-1 .

Adam Bunton scored from 25 yards out to give them a 1-0 lead at the break and Richard Harnwell scored a second goal but then gave away a penalty for Blue Star to get back into the game at 2-1.

Bunton made the points safe with his second goal to make it 3-1 after Drove had missed two good chances.

Manager Alan Russell said: “It was a good all round performance and we thoroughly deserved the w