Joyce hat-trick proves in vain

Dean Joyce hit a hat-trick for struggling Chatteris Town but still saw his side lose out 5-4 to a last minute penalty against Waterbeach on Saturday.

The game was marred by a serious leg injury with 15 minutes to go suffered by Chatteris’s 16 year-old Karl Anderson who will miss the season, and the match had to be delayed for 25 minutes for the ambulance to arrive.

Anderson was injured when winning the ball and manager Steve Bright said: “It was just one of those things and no one was to blame. The lad was in a lot of pain before the paramedics arrived.

“It looked really bad at the time but x-rays have revealed he has fractured a bone above his ankle and also his metatarsal and he will be out for at least six weeks.

“He has come into the side and done really well so it is a great shame for him.”

Lilies may still be bottom in the Cambs Premier, but there were certainly some positives.

Joyce gave them the lead after 10 minutes but Waterbeach had taken a 2-1 lead just before the break.

But Joyce responded with two more goals early in the second half to give Chatteris the lead again and, although Waterbeach made it 3-3, Alex Ashley hit a fourth goal.

The home side then conceded two goals. New Spanish player Carlos Castellas helped set up three of the goals.