Cherry ripe for picking as Saints smash six

March Rangers vWisbech St Mary res
March Rangers vWisbech St Mary res

Chatteris Town won 3-1 at Foxton in the Cambs League Premier Division despite going behind and missing a first half penalty.

Aiden Hollis, Richie Allen and sub Jake Batizovsky replied in the second half.

Assistant boss Ant Hollis said: “It was thoroughly deserved after we battered them in the first half.”

Senior A side Wimblington drew 2-2 at Debden despite being down to ten men for half an hour when Matthew Ridgway was issued a straight red card for handling on the line. Debden missed the resulting penalty

The visitors had gone behind straight from the kick-off but they replied twice through a Perry Walton header and Ridgway, and the hosts equalised early in the second half.

Wimblington boss Dean Stacey said: “We hit the post a couple of times, and it was a good point in the end.”

Leaders Wisbech St Mary demolished visitors Cherry Hinton 6-1 due to three goals in each half, with manager Arran Duke saying: “It was probably our best performance of the season so far. We kept relaxed on the ball and punished them. We took our chances and it was a good performance all-round.”

On target were Ricky Bowden 2, Chris McAree, Dan Fysh, Kevin Smith, and Joe Whyborn.

Outwell Swifts lost to West Row Gunners 3-0 in Senior B.

In the Junior Challenge Cup Alex Ashley scored a nap hand five for Chatteris Town Res 10-2 versus Cambourne Rovers. There were braces for James Harness and Mark Heading, plus one from Ross Alexander.

March Town United Res lost 4-0 at home to Bluntisham Rangers.

Manea United, Doddington United and Wisbech St Mary Res are in a four way tie for the Division 2B lead on nine points with Godmanchester Res, although Saints have played a game more.

Manea beat Tydd United 2-1, while Doddington won 5-1 at The Vine. Shane Millar was at the double in Wisbech St Mary’s 2-0 success at March Rangers.

In Division 3B a Joe Woods brace, plus a Jamie Cobbin goal meant third spot Wisbech St Mary A edged out Mepal Sports 3-2.

Estover Park’s scorers were Richard Peachey and Daniel Smethurst a header from a Peachey cross in a 6-2 defeat at Fordham. A crazy first half cost Estover Park, going 4-1 down.

Wimblington Res lost 2-0 at home to Little Downham Swifts.

Division 4B’s Oliver Clarke bagged a hat-trick and Jason Hennessey netted as Chatteris Town A won 4-1 at Haddenham Res. Benwick Athletic drew with Cottenham United A 1-1, Scott Phillips on target. Wisbech St Mary B lost 3-0 at Willingham Wolves.

Many Division 5D sides were involved in the Reg Haigh & Arthur Peck Cup. Estover Park Res defeated Prickwillow 3-1, Lee Chapman, Steven Coe and Gareth Puleston netting the goals.

Outwell Swifts Res triumphed 4-1 at Northend whose manager Kevin Venni changed the side around and paid the price. MoM Jake Beecham squared for Jamie Belfield to smash home a consolation. Chatteris Fen Tigers had a handsome 6-2 success at Swavesey Institute Res with Lee Ransome 3, Anthony Bulbrook and Nathan Cooper among the scorers.

Wisbech St Mary C went out to March Rangers 4-3 on penalties after it was deadlocked 2-2 at full-time. Paul Burton and Phillip Jackson scored for Saints. Manea United Res won 4-3 at Burwell Swifts A, while Coldham United lost 5-1 at Buckden Res, Elliot Vanhinsbergh replying.

In the league, Doddington United Res dispatched Walsoken United 3-0, while Wimblington A defeated Upwell Town 4-0.