Jolly’s good show as Saints stay top

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Hungate Greens 0,

Wisbech St Mary 5

Saints kept the ball on the ground in the windy conditions in a superb win to keep them top of the table.

Ajay Jolly (mom) grabbed a hat-trick along with William Pentelow and Ethan Drew also on the scoresheet in a fantastic team performance at both ends of the pitch denying Hungate any goals.

Greens had not played since November and this lack of match practice took its toll against a talented St Marys side, who deserve their place at the top of the league .

All the Greens played well with Nathan Culley, Thomas Skuse and man of the match goalkeeper Alex Bishop in good form .

Saints: William Pentelow, Ethan Drew, Polly Norman, Alex Watts, Sam Smethurst, Brandon Ramdharry, Richard Popovic, Ethan Laurence, Ajay Jolly.

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WSM Yellows 0, Leverington 2

Saints came up against an in-form Leverington side who used the wind to their advantage with an early goal from a corner and an unfortunate own goal.

In the second half the Saints dominated play with some fantastic passing and unbreakable defence but could not hit the back of the net but put in a superb team effort.

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Hungate Yellows 8, Malborne 2

Yellows were looking for their first win against Malborne and were soon on the way with a quick opening goal from Harry Baldry.

Malborne found it hard to handle the pace of Yellows’ front two and Keiran Higgs and Baldry, who completed his hat-trick, soon made it 4-0.

Malborne hit a fine long range shot to make it 4-1 at half -time.

The second half was more of the same with Baldry scoring again in the first minute.

Malborne got one back before further goals from Baldry, Ryan Harnwell (pen) and Scott Drewery to keep up their challenge for the league.

Yellows: Hicks, Higgs, Paterson, Drewery, Baldry, Garner, Buckenham, Cousins, Samways, Harnwell, Hussain, Chilvers, Gunns.

Leverington 1, Clenchwarton 4 (aet)

Leverington kicked off playing into the wind and were soon trailing 1-0 and it stayed that way until the break.

In the second half with the wind behind them they were virtually camped in their opponents’ half for the rest of the game, but could not find the goal they needed until Will Rackley popped up with a fine header and equalise to take this cup match into extra time.

Unfortunately for Leverington, Clenchwarton won the toss and chose to take the back wind in the first part of extra time and with legs tiring they hit two very well taken goals.

In the second period, with Leverington throwing everything at them, Clenchwarton got the fourth goal.

Leverington: Josh Hammond, Harry Pratt, Jacob Shailes, Aaron Bass, Tom Warrick, Sam Lewis, Connor Wood, George Chadwick, Kai Mead, Will Rackley, James Clarke, George Reader, Matt Rose, Ethan Davey.

WSM Purples 5, Sawtry Colts 3

Sawtry scored first early in the game but Purples responded well with two goals to lead 2-1 at the break.

Sawtry equalised five minutes into the second half. After some really good football the Purples scored twice more to make lead again 4-2.

Sawtry managed to pull one back only to be followed by another Purple goal leaving the final score at 5-3.

Goalscorers were: Bartek Ziabka, Luke Marney, Sam Bedwell-Byatt, and Callum Elsey 2

Purples: Harry Wilkinson-Roberts, Danny Murphy, Lucas Ablett, Reagan Rose, Brandon Powell, Craig Peeling, Bartek Ziabka, Sam Bedwell-Byatt (mom), Matthew Murphy, Callum Elsey, Luke Marney, Aironas Budrys.

Chatteris Town 5, Fenland Rovers 3

Chatteris started strongly in this Cambs League Cup quarter final and Danny Lynch gave them the lead.

Three further goals came from Matt Walshe, Will Grant and another from Lynch.

After the break Lynch completed his hat-trick to make it 5-0. But then Rovers used the wind advantage to score three goals but Town held on well for the win.

The entire team deserve much praise for a convincing victory over a top team in the higher league.

Chatteris: Carl Munns, Liam Valle, Alex Kerse, Isaac Rowlands, Danny Lynch, Will Grant, Matt Walshe, Matt Moore, Callium Watson, Lewis Brightman, Ryan Valle, Jacob Leviki, Josh Helm Cowley.

WSM Yellows 5, Parkside 1

Yellows who scored first through Cameron Leitch and then Ryan Buckley made it 2-0 at half-time.

Yellows scored early in the second half through Warren Jolly, but Parkside never gave up and pulled one back.

The Yellows pushed on again and scored two more goals by Brandon Watson and Liam Scott. The whole team put in a fine performance, with Alphy Hayes excellent throughout the match in the centre of midfield.

Yellows: Jack Hurst, Jack Leonard, Sam Land, Sam Ground, James Stewart, Roberts Breide, Alphy Hayes (M.O.M.), Teddy Haime, Ryan Buckley, Liam Scott, Warren Jolly, Cameron Leitch. Brandon Watson.

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Wisbech Acorns 2, Blackstones 2

Acorns were not at their best at their best and after conceding an early goal, they equalised through an individual goal from Ben Lister in the first half.

They took the lead through Jordi Scott-Henson in the second half. and with the game seemingly won with five minutes to go, a needlessly quickly taken free kick and indecision in the defence allowed Blackstones an equaliser.

Acorns: Conner Hills, Shane Coleman, Matthew Barrett, Lewis Ward, Alex Drewery (mom), Danny Rooks, Ben Gant, Jordi Scott-Henson, Ben Lister, Rob Munden, James Bunning, Callum Davey, Kiaren Skeels.

Hampton 3, Leverington Blue 1

Blues produced their best display of the season against table-toppers Hampton.

They trailed 2-0 at half time but scored early in the second half through Callum Willoughby and pressed hard to level the score only for Hampton to add to a third goal against the run of play.

Leverington: Michael Smith, Lewis Bass, Harry Johnson, Harry Barker, Callum Willoughby (mom), Jake Smith, Harry Clarke, Craig Pack, Ryan Allen, Jack Griffin, Kieran Miller.

Netherton 3, Leverington Whites 3

In this top of the table clash Jake Hopkisson scored for Leverington first but Netherton equalised through an unstoppable free kick.

A header from captain Dan Youles put Leverington back in front, before he was taken to hospital after a hard tackle.

Netherton went on to score two more goals and with the final whistle imminent Ben Longmuir grabbed an equaliser to keep Leverington top of the table.

Leverington: Dan Youles, Dan Nuccoll, Ben Longmuir, Ben Cooper, Bradley Easey, Bradley McGarvie, Toby Ayres, Drew Barker, Ashley Payne, Xavier Kitchin, Matt Cousins, Matt Ryan, Jake Hopkisson, Joe Mummery.

Swaffham 0, Hungate Rovers 2

Hungate’s all round work rate and effort gave them a good win and a place in the League Cup quarter finals.

Jack Hepting and a long range Ryan McManus free kick were Rovers scorers. Brad Sheldrake was man of the match

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Littleport Youth 2, Chatteris B 1

Chatteris were defeated for the second time in succession by a big physical Littleport side in Cambs Colts Division D.

Town started very sluggishly and survived a couple of close scares before Sam McWilliams spurned two good chances. Littleport took the lead on 21 minutes.

The Tigers were much improved in the second half and a wonderful crossfield ball by Mitch Dawson found Alex Macrae who slotted home. But on 69 minutes Dawson was adjudged to have fouled in the area and Llittleport’s winner came from the spot kick.

Chatteris: D McDermott, Matthews, Ford, Merryweather, Baker, Stimson (mom), Ransome, Joyce, Dawson, Macrae, McWilliams. Subs: B McDermott, Mott.

Spartak ‘78 1,

Wisbech St Mary 2 (aet)

The Saffron Walden side had the better of the earlier exchanges in this League Cup semi-final, hitting the post twice.

Saints broke the deadlock 10 minutes before half-time when Jacob Smith rounded the keeper following a superb through ball from Connor Brennan.

The second half was a tense affair, with both teams having good chances before the home side equalised against the run of play deep into stoppage time from a controversial penalty kick.

In extra-time Saints regained their lead within three minutes with Jacob Brown and Harley Rust combining to create the chance for Harley Kitching to lob the advancing goalkeeper.

Saints: Smith, Melton, Greentree, Brennan, Hughes, Robinson, McCourt,Green, Moore-Papworth, Greentree, Smith, Kitching, Brown,Brothwell, Rust

Ramsey 3 Parkfields 3

Blustery conditions made this a difficult match for both teams, and the game was definitely one of two halves.

Ramsey looked comfortable at 3- 0 at the break, but Parkfields fought back in the second half to secure a draw from Jack Friend (2) and and an own goal. Dale Richardson was man of the match for a confident display at the back.

Parkfields: Marley Woods, Dale Richardson, Edward Booth, Nevin Garner, Dale Browne, Harry Wrate, Jordan Thacker, Ryan Dennis, Lewis Welcher, Jack Friend, Jake Baldry. Subs: Harry Papworth, Harry Coppin, Joe Clark.