Lee’s White-hot display inspires cup success

MARCH Town United Reserves hit six second half strikes and Lee White starred with four goals as they beat Elsworth Sports 6-0 in the Cambs League Junior Challenge Cup final.

Also on target were Sean White and substitute Thomas Browne, whose cross was deflected for an own goal, at Histon Football Club on Wednesday.

Were Town destined to win the cup? Maybe, as manager Phil White said: “We had a look on the trophy, and the club won it 100 years ago this week.

“We controlled the game but they played really well and solid in the first half with the wind behind them. At half time we had a chat and the players did everything we asked.

“They were brilliant all-round and it was a really good night. My son Lee is on fire at the moment. When me and my assistant Paul Armitage came in, we didn’t have a side. We just want to finish as high as possible now in the league.”

March team: Lee Brooks, Stuart Broughton, Vincent Edwards, Mark Hampson, Gregory Hoffman, Adam Sutton, Grant Watson, Marc Welcher, Gary White, Lee White, Sean White. Subs: Luke Bradshaw, Thomas Browne, Ryan Cross.

In Saturday’s Division 1B game a Lee White strike was enough to defeat Somersham Town Res 1-0.

In the Lower Junior Cup at Histon Football Club on Thursday, Tydd United lost out on silverware, going down 3-1 to Sawston United Res. Lewis Millar replied for Tydd.

Wisbech St Mary have won the Senior B title after winning 5-0 at Longstanton.

Wisbech St Mary then received the news that title rivals Great Paxton lost 4-0 to Debden which means that the result in this weekend’s final league game against Paxton is irrelevant.

Saints’ Darren Hurst said: “It’s a perfect day for us, it’s job done and the second time I’ve gone up with them. Last year we missed out on promotion by about three points. To win the league is even better.

“Manager Arran Duke will be pleased that we have got the promotion and title job done already, and we look forward to Wednesday’s cup final with Great Paxton.”

On target were Joe Whyborn 2, Marc McAree, Kevin Smith and Bashiru Nyang.

Outwell Swifts lost 4-3 at Swavesey Institute despite being 3-1 up inside the first 10 minutes.

Boss Paul Brenchley said: “We threw it away.”

Scorers were James Parker, Jason Day and an own goal.

In the Premier Division, Chatteris Town lost 4-3 at Eaton Socon despite leading 3-1 at one point. On target were Rich Allen 2 and Aaron Bailey.

Manager Jimmy Unwin said: “Our 14-game unbeaten run is over.”

Wisbech Town Res were 1-0 winners at Linton Granta in the Senior A to secure a top six finish with a game to spare.

Chatteris Town Reserves are promoted from Division 2B after triumphing 9-4 against Godmanchester Rovers Res.

The Lilies’ Mark Heading kicked off the goal-fest by scoring after 30 seconds, and it was 3-3 on 11 minutes! Chatteris netted five times in the second half following a 4-3 half time scoreline.

Scorers: Heading 2, James Harness 2, Alan Chapman, Ben Matthews, Ross Alexander, and Alex Ashley, who came off the bench to net twice – a year to the day after breaking his leg.

“It’s a tremendous achievement to get promotion in two successive seasons,” said manager Leigh Matthews.

“I’m so lucky to have a great bunch of lads.

“Goalkeeper James Chapman has been outstanding and at times kept us in games.”

Chatteris can win the league if they beat local rivals March Rangers on Saturday.

Goals from Chris Baker, Matthew Bruce, Thomas Denston, John Harnwell and Daniel Smethurst ensured March Rangers withered The Vine 5-1, while Manea United beat Sutton United 4-2 and Doddington United lost 3-0 at Over Sports Res.

In Division 3B Estover Park gave up their promotion prospects after losing 2-1 to Brampton Res. Richard Peachey scored an equaliser with a rare header.

In the second half, Park keeper, Alex Neal, made a couple of great saves and Gareth Puleston put in for Park but it was adjudged to be offside. Brampton scored a second before Gary Davis went close late on.

Also, Estover Park beat Little Downham Swifts 3-1; Wimblington Res had a stalemate with Brampton Res; and Tydd United lost 3-2 at Isleham United.

Chatteris Town A’s Lee Ransome netted in an 11-1 loss to Bar Hill Sports & Social, and Martin Chapman and Sam Kilby scored for Murrow Bell in a 7-2 reverse at Wicken Amateurs in Division 4B.

Division 5D substitutes Ashley Durance and Elliot Vanhinsbergh 2 did the trick for Coldham United, Kevin Smith getting the other goal in a 4-2 win versus Walsoken United, for whom Ivan Crisp and Robert Gowler netted.

Doddington United Res edged it 4-3 at Estover Park Res.