Tigers’ title hopes in a spot of bother

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Eaton Socon 2,

Chatteris Tigers 2

Tigers’ title winning ambitions took a severe knock being held by a strong and hard-working home side.

Totally against the run of play the hosts took the lead on 19 minutes when a long ball caught the Tigers’ defence out. Keeper Hughes stopped the first effort, but the rebound was tucked away.

Two minutes later Tigers were level after Beckett fed Tyler Crane to slot home into an empty net. Poor defending from a corner later on in the first half led to the hosts leading 2-1 at half-time.

Top scorer Frankie Ransome headed home a Crane corner and with just four minutes left missed a penalty when the home keeper saved well from Anderson. Caleb Stimson (mom) put in a very hard-working performance.

Due to popular demand a further coach has been laid on for the Tigers’ Cup Final on Sunday, May 6 (3.15pm)

Tickets must be purchased before the day at £3.50 per seat. For tickets call 07900160985 or visit the Sportsman pub.

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March Rangers 5, Cottenham 0

Rangers are just two wins away from claiming the league title.

A brilliant display of squad football soon put this game to bed as Rangers dominated for 80 minutes.

A goal after six minutes for Reece Huggins shortly followed by his second set the day up nicely. Two-goal striker Matty Carey took Rangers into the break 4-0 up.

The second half saw possess-ion football for Rangers with an outstanding performance from Jordan Tomblin (mom) in midfield.

Hungate 2, River Lane 1

Hungate finished their season with a good win against runners-up Lane to win the Mid-Norfolk Division Two title by 11 points.

Goals came from Josh Ovendale and Ryan McManus.

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Chatteris Town 3, Waterbeach 4

Chatteris suffered an unlucky defeat at the hands of Waterbeach on Sunday.

They opened the scoring but by half-time were 2-1 down. Chatteris equalised and then went ahead showing some brilliant passing play.

Waterbeach however netted one to go back on level terms, then with Chatteris on the back foot snatched the winner with only seconds left to play.

Goalscorers were Josh Helm, Matthew Moore and Will Grant.

Leverington 2, Outwell 5

Leverington were unlucky in this game with Outwell’s good finishing the difference between the sides.

Leverington were 3-0 down at the break but then fought a lot harder and Will Rackley pulled one back with a good effort, only for Outwell to score a fourth goal.

Rackley (mom) found the net again to close the gap, but unfortunately for Leverington, Outwell maintained their grip on the game with another good strike.

Leverington’s Aaron Bass and Jacob Shailes put in good shifts.

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WSM Blacks 0, Ryhall 1

This was a very closely fought top of the league battle for the title.

It was very tight in the first half with no goals but after half time Blacks lost some momentum and Ryhall took the lead. Blacks tried to get back in the game but a determined Ryhall side held out.

Blacks are currently looking for three new players. If you are interested please call Nathan 07729472569 or Marcus 07815608967.

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Leverington 3, Hungate Wh’s 1

Leverington were made to work very hard for this cup final victory as Hungate battled well and never gave up.

Leverington took control of the game and took a 3-0 lead with goals from Chris Cottey and two from Louie Garner.

Although Hungate scored a late goal, Leverington held on to lift the trophy.

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Hungate 0, Wisbech St Mary 6

Saints started well with Willis Wright scoring inside five minutes and Jay Punton (mom) and Brody Warren put them 3-0 up before half-time.

After the break goals came from Tristan Jones and two more for Wright.

Holbeach 1, Wisbech St Mary 4

The top two teams in the league battled it out in a great Fenland League Cup final.

Holbeach hit the post with a great effort against the run of play but Willis Wright then scored with a cross in off the post and then Brandon Furneux made it 2-0.

Holbeach scored after a mix up in Saints’ defence with Sam Fisher scoring an own goal.

But back came Saints with Wright and Furneux adding further goals. Jonah Gill was mom for superb handling and awareness.

Manager Simon Wright said: “We played really well today. The two clubs and their supporters were a credit to football.”

l Leverington under 7s are looking to recruit more players (year 2). Training is every Tuesday from 6-7 at Leverington playing field.

For more details contact either Wayne Garner 07719668901 or John Goode 07882434757.

l March Soccer School are looking for new players next season as they intend to run two teams at Under 10 level. Please contact Steve Wilson on 01354 655785 or 07855030233. Players must be in school year 5 next season.