Fen Tigers Engineers hit 16 past Doddington to progress in Cup
In our featured match yesterday, Fen Tigers Engineers more than doubled their goal tally for the whole season as they won 16-1 away from home at Doddington United in the second round of the John Ablett Cup.
George Terry hit four to make it 12 for the season, Lee Ransome and Kai Wales also got four apiece, Levi Beaney was on target and there was a hat-trick too for substitute Oliver Brighty.
In the same competition, Manea United beat Wimblington Reserves 5-1, with Delano Lloyd (2) and Max Flintoft among the scorers.
In the Cambs Junior Cup, Benwick Athletic were beaten 2-1 at Barrington, Dayne Moore netting for Athletic.
In the Reg Haigh & Arthur Peck Cup second round, AFC Walpole Reserves beat Manea United Reserves 5-0. Antonio Matos scored twice to make it 12 this campaign so far, and Owen Kennedy, Connor Bird and Ben Garner also netted.
Chatteris Town A lost1-0 at home to Willingham Wolves, Benwick Athletic Reserves went down 2-1 at Great Paxton Reserves and March Academy Reserves were beaten 2-1 at home to Wicken, Barry Brooks on target.
Outwell Swifts are through after a hard-fought 4-1 win against Hemingfords United A, with man of the match Adan-Jay Lewis getting all four to make it 25 for the season from just 11 matches.
In the Kershaw Premier, March Town United Reserves were thrashed 7-1 at fourth place West Wratting, Sean White scoring.
AFC Walpole are third in Kershaw Senior B with games in hand after a 9-0 win at lowly St Ives Rangers. Joe Reed headed in a Ryan Dennis cross to open the scoring early on, and Josh Lester fired across the box for Ash Payne to make it two.
Payne set up Jason Day to make it 3-0, and Day then turned provider as Reed rounded the keeper to net his second. Then Reed set up Keenan Hall to make it 5-0 before volleying home his hat-trick from a Dennis cross.
Lucas Ablett set up Reed for his fourth and his 15th of the season, before a Brendan Burton rocket from the edge of the box made it 8-0. Hall then set up Burton for his seventh of the season and the final goal of the afternoon.
March Town United A are up to third in Kershaw 1B after an excellent 2-1 win at second place Burwell Swifts, Finley Clarke and Keaton Smith on target. In 2B, Chatteris Town Reserves went down 2-1 at home to Burwell Tigers, Brian Smith scoring for the Lilies, and bottom of the table Wisbech Town Acorns were thrashed 13-0 at home to high-flying Exning United.
In the Peterborough League Premier Division, Leverington Sports were beaten 4-2 at Crowland Town, Dan Roberts with his sixth of the season and Dale Palmer scoring, and bottom of the table Long Sutton Athletic lost 4-0 at home to Oakham United.
In Division One, Wisbech Town Reserves won 3-2 at home to old rivals Ramsey Town, with the bonus of having first team stalwart Sam Murphy playing for a half on his return to competitive action.
Wisbech took the lead when Jordan Jolly found Dan Hempson in acres of space and his pinpoint cross was met on the volley by the impressive Pawel Kaluzny. Ramsey got back in the game from a controversial penalty when Joseph Wheatley was judged to have handled the ball in the area, and it remained 1-1 at the break.
Returning from a long injury lay-off, Kieran Hamilton replaced Murphy at the break and, with the wind behind their backs and some good high pressing by the forwards, Sam Bedwell-Byatt ran through on the keeper and slotted the Fenmen into the lead. Minutes later Hempson missed a glorious chance to extend the lead. Ramsey then equalised again after some hesitation at the back.
Wisbech didn’t give in and kept pressing for the winning goal, Hamilton picking up the ball in midfield and running at the defence before being brought down in the area. Player of the month Ajay Jolly stepped forward and put the penalty away confidently to make it four goals from his last four games and give Wisbech Reserves all three points.
Manager Jonny Pearce said: “I knew we would be in for a tough game today. We had a game plan and for 50 to 60 minutes we executed that plan well. I was disappointed we didn’t play more football in the second half but I was happy with how we pressed which led to the second goal.
"I was also happy with how the lads dug in and worked for each other when it got tough."
Pearce's man of the match was Robert Lee, who gave a solid performance at the back and kept Ramsey at bay when needed.
In Division Two, Long Sutton Athletic Reserves lost 3-0 at Oakham United Reserves, while in Division Three, Tydd Reserves lost 6-3 at home to Cardea Reserves, after trailing 4-0 at the break, Ricky Holstead, Luke Want and Ben Gibbons scoring. Leverington Sports A went down 5-1 at Pinchbeck United A in Division Five.
In Division Three of the North West Norfolk League, Marshland Saints Reserves lost 2-1 at home to KLSC A.