Jack strikes Saints hat-trick

Football Action - Wisbech St Mary v Chatteris Town (white)
Football Action - Wisbech St Mary v Chatteris Town (white)

A JACK Mockford treble ensured second-placed Wisbech St Mary beat basement side Chatteris Town 3-1 in the Cambs League Premier Division Fenland derby.

Chatteris boss Steve Bright said: “We had three 16-year-olds and two 18-year-olds, a very inexperienced side, but the young lads gave everything. Leigh Matthews and myself can’t ask for more.

Football Action - Wisbech St Mary v Chatteris Town (white)

Football Action - Wisbech St Mary v Chatteris Town (white)

“It was a very well contested first 45 minutes and Wisbech had the majority of possession in the second half. They made it 2-1 with a penalty. I didn’t really see it, but no-one seemed to moan.”

After Saints went ahead at the break, Chatteris levelled early in the second half when Jack Whiting fed Richie Allen on the right wing to set up Scott Goodger to score.

Wisbech St Mary manager Arran Duke said: “We made a few changes, Curtis Knight starting on the left and Stu Ablett joining a three-man midfield.

“Our possession play was some of the best we have played all season, with Ablett, Knight and Mockford impressing and Ricky Boden adding moments of magic.”

After Chatteris scored Saints brought on Wayne Morton, who made an immediate difference as the game went the hosts’ way.

In Senior A Wimblington lost 2-0 to visitors Cherry Hinton.

Braces by Jason Harrison and Dayne Moore plus goals from Scott Phillips and Damon Beckhett earned Division 3B Benwick Athletic a 6-3 Division 3B triumph over Little Downham Swifts,

Martin Wright replied for Wisbech St Mary A in their 4-1 defeat at Elsworth Sports, while Estover Park are one of five sides leading on six points after beating Hemingfords A 2-1. In the first half, Park’s Wayne Whittaker headed in from a corner. After half time, Joe Fulcher’s excellent cross was headed in by Gareth Puleston.

Marksmen Craig Croft, James Harness and sub Tomasz Levicki earned Doddington United Res a 3-0 Division 4B win at Chatteris Town A, while Ashley Symonds and Connor Young ensured Wisbech St Mary B won 2-1 at Wicken Amateurs.

March Town Reserves were knocked out of the Creake Shield by a solitary goal from Bar Hill.

Chatteris Town Res exited the Junior Cup 5-0 at home to Great Chesterford, while Manea United triumphed 16-0 over Tydd United, and Wisbech St Mary Res’ Danny Ward was on target in their 5-1 loss to Milton Res.

In the Haigh Cup March Saracens had a home walkover as Cambourne Rovers Res were unable to raise a team, while late goals by Jonny Allan and Andy McClagish meant Upwell Town won 2-1 at Littleport A.

The outstanding Rory Charles 4 and Nathan Mills struck as Outwell Swifts Res, who were 3-2 down with five minutes remaining, knocked out Swavesey Res 5-3.

Manager Chris Hodgeson said: “Jason Norman had a very good game at centre half as did Rory.”

Both teams also praIsed referee Phil Mitcham who let the game flow.

Other results: St Ives Rangers Res 4 Doddington United A 3; Wimblington A 2 Witchford 96 Res 3; Wisbech St Mary C 1 Walsoken United 5.

Division 5D: Chatteris Fen Tigers 0 Gorefield Athletic 1; Coldham United 3 Manea United Res 1.