Wimblington hit form to climb out of drop zone

WIMBLINGTON have climbed out of the relegation zone in Cambs Senior A after making it two wins and a draw in their last three games on Saturday with a 4-0 win against Hundon.

Dean Stacy’s side have certainly struck a rich vein of form and will be hoping that continues tonight when they visit the Fenland Stadium to take on bottom side Wisbech Town Reserves who grabbed a very good point at Castle Camps at the weekend.

Matt Ridgeway was Wimblington’s hero against Hundon with a hat-trick.

He gave them a 1-0 lead at the break and then struck twice in the second 45 minutes.

Substitute Sam Kavanagh came off the bench for the second week running to score.

A delighted manager Stacy said: “We have always created chances but now we are beginning to take them. It was a very good performance and I suspect we will need another one to beat Wisbech in midweek.”

Wisbech Town Reserves drew 1-1 at Castle Camps with Matty Fowler scoring the goal and were unlucky not to awarded a penalty late in the game.

Wisbech St Mary remain in second place with a 2-0 victory at second from bottom Needingworth.

With players again missing Aaron Duke again had to switch his line-up but they got the perfect start when Ricky Gunns made the most of a Chris Gunkel pass to score after a minute.

Saints dominated the possession with Tom Westerman and Matty Fuller returning to the first team and looking sharp.

With 10 minutes to go Chris Macaree made the points safe with a second goal.

Duke said: “With players returning next week we hope to continue where we left off.”

Chatteris Town’s new manager Julian Young was very happy with his side’s performance in the 0-0 draw at Littleport in the Premier Division.

He was particularly pleased to keep a clean sheet in only his second game in charge.

He said: “I must have changed the line-up three or four times in the 24 hours before the game as players became available and unavailable. We defended excellently with Stu Porter and Tony Brown at the heart of our defence.

“We also had our chances to win the game with Richie Allen and James Taylor having chances, but a draw was a fair result.

“It was a good all round performance with Jake and Dean Saunders and Lawrie Carter also doing very well.”

March Town Reserves remain in the doldrums in Division 1B with a 1-0 defeat at Huntingdon RGE while Chatteris Town Reserves lost 3-2 at home to Buckden and remain third from bottom.

There is no stopping Manea United at the top of Division 2B as they made it 13 wins with a 3-2 success in the local derby against March Rangers.

Danny Waite gave them an early lead but Rangers’ James Boxall equalised from the penalty spot when Manea’s player-manager James Waters was adjudged to have handled the ball.

Rangers went ahead through a second Boxall goal after the break, but Waite made it 2-2 from a spot kick after he was brought down in the box. Peter Keightley came up with the Manea winner 10 minutes from the end.

Waters said: “I felt we were always comfortable but they battle hard. Both penalties were a bit soft. The ball bounced up and hit me and there was not a player within 10 yards.

“We have a run of tough fixtures now to the end of the season against the top teams so there is still a lot to do.”

Rivals Doddington, in fourth place, enjoyed a 4-1 win against Isleham with James Harness hitting a second half hat-trick and Paul Rowell also on target.

Manager Jock Bedford said: “We just did not take our chances in the first half. All the top teams have to play each other so we just have to keep going.”

Estover Park had a 4-0 win over Wimblington Reserves in a local derby in Division 3B.

Park took the lead when Greg Kudyba scored after rounding the keeper. An own goal made it 2-0.

In the second half, Richard Peachey controlled the ball over a Wimblington defender and lobbed the keeper, and Martin Circla scored another fine goal to complete the rout. Park have now lost only once in the last six games.

Coldham moved up to second place in Division 5D with a comfortable 2-0 win over Upwell.

It took an own goal from a free-kick to give Coldham a half-time lead. They came out in the second half more determined and got their rewards when Lewis Greening scored from close range.

Coldham manager Brian Symonds said: “I was a little disappointed we did not score more after out playing them for most of the game.”

Division 2B: Godmanchester Res 6, WSM Res 1; Tydd United 1, Milton Res 12.

Division 3B: Brampton Res 1, WSM A 0.

Division 4B: Benwick 3, Willingham 3; Chatteris Town A 1, Fenstanton Res 6.

Division 5D: Chatteris Fen Tigers 3, March Rangers Res 5; Manea Res 0, Wimblington A 2; Outwell Swifts Res 0, Estover Park Res 1; Walsoken 0, Doddington Res 6; WSM C 1, Mepal Res 3.