Teenage boss steers Saints to league title

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Needingworth 2, Chatteris Tigers 4

Chatteris survived a huge scare when after a few minutes they found themselves two goals down and with only eleven fit players left.

Twice the long through ball caught the Tigers defence and Sam McWilliams had to leave the pitch with a hamstring pull.

Tigers levelled on 19 minutes when Tyler Crane outpaced his marker and the covering player, cut in from the left and slotted the ball home.

Nine minutes into the second half Sam Merryweather headed home a Gary Jackson (mom) corner.

Then McDermott had to leave the pitch with double vision leaving Chatteris with 10 men. A handball on 76 minutes stopped a goalbound shot and Karl Anderson slotted home the penalty for his first goal this season.

Tigers sealed the win when Frankie Ransome headed home another quality Jackson corner.

They remain in second place in the league with games in hand as the season draws to a conclusion.

Chatteris are in the Cambs Under 16 Knockout Cup final at the Cambridge Stadium, Trumpington Rd on Sunday, May 6, 3.15pm ko.

Coach travel will be available. Tickets are £3.50 a seat for return travel and can be obtained at the Sportsman or by calling 07900160985. Come and support these young lads in the game of their lives.

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Fleet Rangers 1, Hungate Rovers 6

Hungate won the Mid Norfolk Division 2 title in style with this victory and have not dropped a point all season.

Ryan McManus got them on their way with two early goals and Charlie Hewitt added a third and Josh Ovendale made it four just before half time.

A close second half with Jack Hepting and Kieran Akred scoring to round off a good day for Rovers.

March Rangers 4, Chatteris 1

Lewis Welcher was applauded by his team mates at half time for scoring Rangers’ opening goal and dedicating his goal to his granddad, Tony Nobbs, who passed away on Tuesday.

Matty Carey scored Rangers’ second with a glancing header after superb team work. Ben Calvert increased Rangers’ lead to 3-0, again with a fine header just before half-time.

Chatteris started well after the break and earned a free kick that found the net after a good save could not be held. Calvert found the top corner from a free kick late on to give Rangers the win, 4-1. Jordan Tomblin was mom for Rangers.

WSM Yellow 0, Wimblington 14

Jake Kaval hit a double hat-trick to help Wimblington’s push for the title.

Sam Gavins hit three goals with Conner Morton, Joe Clark, Nic Ward, Leo Forchin, and Nial Jackson also on target.

Manager Stuart Jackson had the players working hard with quick touch football and was pleased.

Oundle 1, Leverington Blue 3

Leverington began the game well and soon took the lead from an intelligent build-up finished by Gus Newton.

Oundle came back into the game and equalised but Mac Minall found the net late in the first half.

Tyler Adams secured the win after sustained pressure during the second half. Ryan Allen (mom).

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Wisbech St Mary 3, Powerleague 1

Saints did their 16-year-old manager, Callum Brown, proud in his first season of running the side by clinching the Peterborough Junior Alliance Division 2 title with this win.

Saints dominated most of the first half, but had to wait for the second half before taking the lead when an excellent exchange of passing saw Reagan Brown put Jakob Ziabka through to score with an exquisite chip.

They did not have to wait long for number two when Daniel Palmer scored with his first this season. Scoring was completed when Reagan Brown got number three in what was an excellent all round team performance.

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Chatteris Town 6, Needingworth 0

Chatteris, with just 10 men, opened the scoring but failed to capitalise after many chances during the first half.

The start of the second half saw a much more confident squad and with the pressure turned up soon began to hit the back of the net. The Chatteris keeper made some good saves denying Needingworth from making any kind of come back.

Goalscorers were Matthew Moore 2, Danny Lynch, Lewis Brightman, Ryan Valle and Will Grant.

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WSM Yellows 5, Thorney Colts 0

Yellows dominated the game from the off, but struggled to take their chances in the first half.

They then upped the tempo in the second half and showed a very determined hard-working attitude. Goalscorers were Ben Gale 2, Dylan Mason and Jack Gale 2.

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Estover Park 2, Flitcham 2

This was undoubtedly one of Estover’s best performances of the season with total commitment and fine passing.

Brandon Pearce picked out Ben Butterworth in the penalty area whose skill saw him beat the last defender and lift the ball into the top corner.

The second goal came when Callum McFadden’s pass found Daniel Southwell whose first time shot from distance gave the opposition keeper little chance for his first goal.

Thurlby Tigers 2, WSM Yellows 2

A hard fought end of season game saw an understrength Saints manage a 2-2 draw with goals coming from Shane Punton (mom) and a penalty from Kieran Symons.

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Outwell Swifts 1, March SS B 9

An excellent performance from March led to an emphatic victory.

Goals came from Shay Chapman, Harry Gowler, Fyn Smith, Caimen Campbell 3 and Sam Smethurst 3. Sam Smethurst (mom) was outstanding.

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Clenchwarton 2, Wisbech St Mary 4

Saints were surprisingly off the pace and after creating the better chances were down 1-0 down at half-time.

A brilliant goal from Brody Warren made it 1-1 only for Clenchwarton to score with their second shot at goal. Willis Wright (mom) levelled straight from the kick off.

Warren put Saints in front at 3-2 with a superb volley and Wright added his second after a long ball from Jonah Gill.

Walpoles 0, March Soccer School 6

March played well from the start and took the lead through Josh Cockburn and added a second through James O’Reilly before half-time.

They passed very well in the second half and added four more goals through Josh Cockburn 3 and Samuel Wood.