Sutton Bridge bow out of Spalding Inter-Services Cup after two red cards
Two Sutton Bridge players received red cards on Saturday as the Peterborough League Division Two outfit crashed out of the Spalding Inter-Services Cup at home to lower-division opposition.
Robert Hook and sub Mark Garner were dismissed as Bridge lost 1-0 to Division Four side South Lincolnshire Swifts in our featured match.
After a goalless first half in this First Round game, Ben Mansour scored the winner for the visitors in the 61st minute.
Long Sutton Athletic put their disappointing league form behind them to triumph 4-1 at Boston League Division Two side Bull Athletic Reserves in the same competition. Jack Greenacre netted twice for the magpies and Calvin Bird and sub Harry Munson also scored.
Two goals from Bradley Easey were not enough as Tydd lost 4-3 at home to Skegness Town Reserves in the Second Round of the Lincolnshire Junior Cup, the visitors’ winner coming in the third minute of second-half stoppage time. Matthew Clayden was also on target for Tydd.
There was a disappointing defeat for fourth-place Leverington Sports in the Peterborough League Premier division, beaten 3-2 at struggling Ramsey Town. Kevin Smith and sub Louie Garner netted for Sports but other sub Karl Anderson was red carded.
Their reserves were also beaten, 6-2 at high-flying Peterborough Rangers in Division Two, Dan Hempson and Josh Williams scoring.
And the A team made it a hat-trick of losses for Leverington when they were beaten 4-1 at home to Sawtry Reserves in Division Four, Mariusz Kudyba getting their only goal.
It’s now ten defeats from ten for Long Sutton Athletic Reserves in Division Three after losing 6-2 at home to Netherton United A, Samuel Pemberton and sub Scott Pemberton scoring for The Magpies.
Over in the Cambs County League there was Premier League Knockout Cup success for Wisbech St Mary, who triumphed 5-3 on penalties at Foxton after a 2-2 draw. Harley Murkin put Saints 1-0 up but they trailed 2-1 before a superb Robbie Knight strike took the game to penalties. The visitors scored all five spot kicks through Michael Chow, Scott Drewery, Niall Burton, Bradley Foxwell and Luke Cable.
March Town Reserves are through to the Second Round of the Percy Oldham Memorial Cup after a 2-1 win at fellow Senior B outfit Cottenham United.
New signing Kyle Bird showed quick feet to calmly slot in from six yards to give league leaders March a 1-0 lead against their eighth place opponents but, after losing Reece Thompson to injury, March allowed the home side to get a foothold and a misplaced pass saw a strike from range for the equaliser.
Things got worse for the Hares as keeper Ethan Peachey was also injured and young outfield player James Rose took the gloves and pulled off a a great point-blank save to keep the scores level at the break.
During a physical second half Harry Powley scored a 30-yard screamer to give March the lead, with Rose then pulling off another good save to secure victory.
In another all-Senior B game, high-flying Wimblington lost their First Round match, 2-1 at home to struggling Histon Reserves, Ben Matthews on target for the home team for the sixth time this season.
Chatteris Town Reserve are through to the Second Round of the Creake Charity Shield after a 3-1 home success over Great Paxton in an all-1B game. Jack Rudkin, Brian Smith and Joe Stead scored the goals, with Matt Alexander named man of the match.
2B outfit Wisbech St Mary Reserves are through to the Second Round of the North Cambs Junior Cup after beating 3B side Doddington Three Lions 3-0. Goals came from George Dimambro, Will Kett and Jamie Leet, with Tom Lindsay superb in the middle of the park.
March Town A clinched their first 1B win of the season, beating bottom side Witchford 96 Reserves 4-1, with the goals coming from Will Evans, Seb Goldspink, Ben Curry and Shane Knight. There was a heavy defeat for third from bottom Benwick Athletic (Christchurch) though, beaten 9-2 at home to second-place Hartford Rangers.
Outwell Swifts are still undefeated in 2B after a 5-2 victory at Brampton Reserves, Adan-Jay Lewis scoring twice to make it six for the season and Brandon Hedge with his 11th, Lee Punter and sub Ross Beart also on target.
Manea United Manea Reserves were beaten 5-1 at home by leaders Willingham Wolves in 4B, Delano Lloyd getting their goal. Bottom of the table Wisbech Town Acorns lost 4-1 at Mepal and Sutton Reserves, Filip Szkudlarek scoring, and Outwell Swifts Reserves went down 5-2 at Stretham Reserves after leading 1-0 at the break, Daniel French and sub Morgan Jessett scoring.
Still in 4B, Upwell Town enjoyed a 5-1 home victory over March Academy Adults to make it three wins on the bounce, Sam Cubberly netting four goals to make it seven for the season and Tom Crowson also on target. Sub Oliver Semys netted for Academy.
And it’s now seven wins from eight for second-place Wisbech St Mary A after beating mid-table Guyhirn 7-2.
Anglian Combination Five North side Marshland Saints bowed out of the Norfolk Junior Cup at the Second Round stage, thrashed 7-0 at Division Two outfit Dersingham Rovers. Their reserves were also beaten heavily, 7-2 at home to The Woottons after being level 2-2 at the break. Steven Cooke and Ivan Crisp scored for the Saints.