Pressure pays off as Leverington lift trophy

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PETERBOROUGH ALLIANCE

UNDER 14 CUP FINAL

Leverington Whites 5,

Deeping Rangers 0

IN this final, Deeping defended really strongly at first and held Leverington until almost half time, but pressure from the forwards forced Deeping to concede an own goal.

In the second half, Leverington began to play their attractive open football, working brilliantly as a team and goals came from Ben Longmuir, Ben Cooper, Dan Youles and Matt Ryan to ensure they claimed the trophy with a deserved victory.

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

UNDER 15

Wisbech St Mary 3, Ramsey 2

SAINTS played well in the first half against a strong Ramsey side who opened the scoring just before half time. Despite Saints upping their game in the second half they found it difficult to break down the Ramsey defence until Jacob Smith got two in quick succession five minutes before time, followed by another from Callum Greentree. Ramsey converted a free kick for their second just before the final whistle.

Saints: Vilius Balandis, George Melton, Connor Hughes, Kingsley Robinson, Ben McCourt, Conor Bird, Jacob Brown, Harley Rust, Jacob Smith, Ryan Brothwell, Callum Greentree, Conor Brennan, Joe Moore-Papworth

UNDER 14

Holbeach 3, Leverington Blue 1

LEVERINGTON matched high-flying Holbeach in the first half and took the lead with a fine finish from man-of-the-match Callum Willoughby before Holbeach levelled just before the break. Holbeach came out stronger in the second half and scored two goals to complete the victory.

Newmarket A 1, Chatteris A 5

WITH Newmarket fighting relegation and Chatteris wanting to secure at least second place in the league, it promised to be a lively match: it was. Chatteris however dominated the first half and scored four times through Asa Revell, Alex Lowe, Jordan Dover and Sam Dew. In the second half Newmarket scored from a free kick just outside the box and the fifth Chatteris goal came from a great individual attempt by John Day. Chatteris have again, for the third year running, managed to finish in the top two of their league – and there is still an outside chance to win it in the last match.

Chatteris: Asa Revell, Luke Bailey, Rhian Palmer, John Day, Jordan Dover, Alex Lowe, Thomas Hare, Jack Ryan, Matthew Lilley, Cameron Sharp, Mitchell Morse, Samuel Dew, Ivo and Matthijs Nooteboom.

UNDER 12

Wisbech St Mary Yellows 4, Thurlby 0

YELLOWS passed the ball well from the start and an excellent through ball to Warren Jolly and a cool finish opened the scoring. Cameron Leitch then scored just before half time with his right foot. In the second half Leitch scored again with a close range header, and then completed the perfect hat-trick scoring with his left foot.

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

Clenchwarton 4, Leverington 2

THIS was a classic “game of two halves”. Leverington made all the early running and took the lead when Will Rackley’s perseverance paid off and he beat the advancing keeper to slot the ball home. Leverington continued to have most of the play and doubled the lead when Kai Mead hit a perfect shot into the corner of the net.

In the second half the wheels came off for Leverington, and a disappointing performance allowed Clenchwarton back in to take all the points. Josh Hammond did well in goal, while Aaron Bass and Jacob Shailes were strong in defence with Shailes earning the man-of-the-match award.

Squad: Josh Hammond, Harry Pratt, Aaron Bass, Jacob Shailes, Matty Rose, Connor Wood, Kai Mead, George Chadwick, Sam Lewis, Will Rackley, George Reader, Jake Gowler, Ethan Davey, James Clark, Tom Warrick, Matthew Ogbiede.

UNDER 10

Wisbech St Mary Yellow 4, Hungate Yellow 2

THIS was a fantastic game of football and Saints dominated the first half. Some great passing set up Seb who slotted the ball into the bottom corner to give them the early lead. Saints kept up the pressure and managed to get the next goal soon after with a well taken goal by Kerain. Towards the end of the half Saints managed to make it 3-0 after Jon put his free kick into the top corner of the net.

In the second half Hungate started the stronger team and managed to get a goal back to make it 3-1, but soon after Seb got his second to maintain the three-goal lead. Hungate came back putting only to find the Saints defence and goalkeeper in defiant mood before finally getting a consolation second.

Wisbech Acorns 1,

Leverington 7

LEVERINGTON proved too strong for a spirited Acorns and some fine attacking play resulted in James Towson, Billy Carmen and Lewis Stearne scoring two goals each. Late on Acorns scored a well deserved goal before Joe Summers completed the scoring with a penalty. James Towson was Leverington man-of-the-match.

UNDER 9

March Soccer School B 1, Wisbech St Mary 2

MARCH can count themselves unlucky to not earn a draw in this thrilling game. March dictated the game in the first half and found themselves a goal up at half time, then early in the second half had a penalty which was saved by Saints keeper and man of the match William Pentelow.

This changed the game and lifted Saints fighting spirit, with Ethan Laurence scoring from a well-taken free kick and with only 20 seconds left on the clock Ajay Jolly scored the winner from the edge of the box.

Saints: William Pentelow (mom), Polly Norman, Ethan Laurence, Zak Lakey, Sam Smeethurst, Richard Popovic, Ethan Drew, Brandon Ramdharry, Ajay Jolly.

Hungate Rovers Yellows 3, Holbeach 2

HUNGATE secured a brilliant win over the previously unbeaten Holbeach United, despite trailing by a goal at half-time. After the break Brandon Rider was fouled in the box and Freddie Collison equalised from the resulting penalty. Collison scored his second with a long range free kick and although Holbeach levelled it, Rider scored a brilliant long range goal and his side stayed strong to see out the match.