Saints get perfect response with an 11-goal thrashing

WISBECH St Mary are back at the top of Cambs League Senior A after handing out an 11-0 thrashing to struggling Needingworth at home on Saturday.

It was the perfect way to put behind the previous week’s defeat against Hemingford and manager Arran Duke admitted: “We spent 20 minutes with the players even before they went out for the warm-up on what we expected from them after the defeat and to be fair they have responded brilliantly and done all we have asked.

“We have started the season well with good performance but we let us ourselves down in four games and it has cost us.”

Dan Fysh led the goalscorers with a hat-trick and Chris Macaree 2, Ricky Bowden 2, Wayne Morton, Stu Brown, Joe Whybourn and Joe Gallagher were also on target.

Wisbech Town Reserves picked up a very welcome point in a 2-2 draw at Girton United.

Girton lead 2-0 at half-time but Ben Crowson and Duane Hesford scored for Wisbech to make it 2-2.

Chatteris Town could not halt their run of defeats when going down 1-0 to second placed Fulbourn Institute in the Premier Division.

But manager Steve Taylor was very happy with his side’s performance against a side who beat Parson Drove 13-0 the previous week in the county cup.

“I felt we were very unlucky not to get something from the game. Their keeper has made three great saves in the first half to deny Jake Burton and Jack Saunders.

“We still had players missing but it was a good performance against a good side and I am sure we will soon turn the corner.”

Wimblington lost out 4-3 at home Cherry Hinton in the Williams Coad after giving away two early goals. Perry Walton and Shaun Cutler scored to put Wimblington level early in the second half . But the visitors sneaked ahead again only for Alan Setchell to make it 3-3. But almost from the restart Cherry Hinton were in front again to win the game 4-3.

A disappointed Wimblington boss Dean Stacy said: “We keep shooting ourselves in the foot by giving away early goals.

“We did well to comeback into the game but we are just conceding too many goals at the moment.”

Outwell Swifts also lost out in the same competition 3-1 at home to Sawston United with James Parker scoring the consolationl.

Manea have won all six league games this season but it counted for nothing when they lost 2-0 to Isleham in the Cambs Junior Cup on Saturday.

Manager Jamie Waters said: “We had five good chances and did not take them in the first half and they hit us with two goals after the break. We just did not bring our class to the game.”

March Rangers Reserves are through to the next round after a 4-1 win at Wisbech St Mary Reserves. Matt Bruce, Thomas Denston, Stu Dunlop and Michael Tarrel scored the goals.

Tydd United had a 3-1 win at Milton Reserves in Division 2B to pick up their first points of the season and move out of the bottom two. Milton took an early lead but Corey Barker hit-trick to put Tydd in command.

Benwick Athletic suffered their first loss of the season in Division 4B with a 3-1 reverse at home to Longstanton Reserves.

That defeat allowed Chatteris Town A to leapfrog them into third place with a 4-1 win at home to Haddenham Reserves. Jason Hennessey 2, Elliott Batizovsky and Dean Saunders scored.

March Rangers Reserves are second in Division 5D after a 4-1 win at Walsoken, who are still without a point. Thomas Chenery and Alan Kirby grabbed two goals each.

A Martin Pettit penalty gave Northend a 1-1 draw with Chatteris Fen Tigers who had taken the lead with a Seve Revell goal. Tigers had susbstitute Nick Streets sent off.

Coldham United beat Outwell Swifts Res 6-2 with goals from Elloit Vanhinsbergh 2, Ed Robinson, Kevin Smith, Eli Frankham and Lewis Greening.