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Five minute blitz means Upwell defeat Benwick

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Cambs NMC 3B

Upwell 5

Benwick Athletic 2

Claudio Cerqueira carried on his fine goalscoring form after latching onto a Callum Summers flick-on and lifting the ball over the oncoming keeper.

Benwick equalised against the run of play before three goals in five minutes put Upwell 4-1 up at the break.

Jack Watson connected perfectly with Cerqueira’s cross to fire home, before Jonny Allen nodded home from a Tyron Elms corner. Callum Summers reacted to a poor goal kick, rounding the keeper to score. Danny Dowdney produced a goal-line clearance and keeper Luke Fage pulled off a vital save.

In the second half Benwick scored but Aaron Marshall played a one-two with Mario Santos to put the result beyond doubt.

Upwell manager, Karl Schultz, said: “We were guilty of missing some chances and didn’t make early pressure count, but the five-minute blitz at the end of the first half shows that we can do it.”

Wimblington Res 4

Alconbury Res 6

After a whole month off, not playing since December 12, Wimblington struggled to get going and were 3-0 down.

At half-time Wimblington had a shuffle around, but after five minutes keeper Elliot Vanhinsbergh brought down the striker for a penalty. He brilliantly saved the penalty but the rebound went in.

Wimblington never gave up and goals came from Sam Frankham 3 and Kensey Carter.

Man of the Match: Sam Frankham. Scored a hat-trick but missed a hat-trick of chances.

Marchester Utd 1

Needingworth 1

Marchester Utd maintained their unbeaten home record with a draw.

A Marchester 30-yard shot struck the crossbar but the away team took the lead midway through the first half.

For most of the second half Marchester bombarded the goal and got their rewards when Sam Everitt tapped in. A late penalty appeal went unnoticed by the ref who otherwise had a good game.

Marchester manager Brian Symonds said that Needingworth were the happier of the two sides: “A win for us would have taken us above them.”

NWN Division Three

Upwell Town A dropped points for only the second occasion this season, after bogey team, Heacham “A”, ran out 4-2 winners.

Harry Griffin’s youngsters, missing their two top scorers, found themselves 2-0 down, before goals from Callum Elsey and Lee Gardner drew the sides level at half time. The A team then conceded twice early on.

Griffin said: “I’m gutted the streak is over, but we have to dust ourselves off and get ready to go again for our next match. It’s now all about the reaction.”

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