Outwell edge to win after a tense finish to a close match

Outwell Swifts U18 2,

Woodston Dynamo 1

IN the first meeting between the sides Outwell had a number of chances with Jack Davis working hard to create and finish, but the visitors were also breaking at every opportunity with long balls over the top. Both teams were frustrated as they approached half time at 0-0.

Early in the second the visitors took the lead with a deflected shot from outside the penalty area which sailed over the keeper’s head. Outwell applied themselves to the task well and played simple football to feet and 30 minutes into the second Aaron Hardy and Callum Reid had shots blocked before Chris Sharp latched onto the loose ball and slotted home into the bottom corner.

Five minutes later, and after constant pressure from the home team, Outwell went ahead as Chris Sharp delivered a long throw which was met by the head of captain Aaron Hardy sending the ball into the net.

The final 10 minutes was tense with many hard challenges and the visitors trying hard to level the score, but Outwell held on well with a strong defence supported by an active midfield.

Spalding Utd 3, Wisbech Acorns U16 0

AFTER an unbeaten start to the season, Acorns went into this game with an understrength team against a Spalding side also with a 100per cent record. Two first half penalties and an early second half goal gave Spalding a three-goal lead and despite a better second half display Acorns were unable to get back into contention.

MoM was Joe Gamble - in goal in the first half and in midfield for the second half.

Chatteris Town Youth U16 4,

Eynesbury Rovers 2

IN the first round of the U16 League Cup, between teams of the A and B division of the Cambs and District Colts League, Chatteris had to fight hard to keep the visitors at bay, only winning the match in extra time. Eynesbury scored first from a breakaway attack, before Adam Reditt scored twice in similar fashion although Eynesbury equalised shortly after half time.

Both teams created good chances and only the heroics from both keepers and the defences prevented more goals. Both winning goals for Chatteris were scored in the first half of extra time, one by Kieran Carter and the other one by Matthew Lilley.

Wisbech St Mary U15 2, Yaxley Yellow 0

SAINTS put in another workman like performance to record a 2-0 victory against a hard working Yaxley side in this Peterborough Youth League fixture. Saints created numerous chances before Daniel Palmer was set through to round the keeper to open the scoring. The second half saw Saints midfield control the play but could only add one more goal to their tally with Reagan Brown scoring with a chipped shot.

Gayton 6, Leverington U14 0

LEVERINGTON lost to a strong Gayton side who played good football netting four in the first half and adding two after the break. Despite the scoreline Leverington never gave up and worked hard with the back four defending well and keeper Tom McCurry in fine form. Jacob Shailes was MoM for his defensive work.

Outwell Swifts U12 3,

Wisbech Acorns U12 3

SWIFTS drew a well-fought game in which Acorns led the way with Swifts chasing back every time with two goals by Kain Ward and the final equaliser by MoM Dan Sexton, Reece Ashman had a great game in an unfamiliar position.

Estover Park U12 5, Docking Devils 0

THIS game promised to be a good encounter between two teams both with 100per cent records. Estover took the lead in the 5th minute from Kieran Kirby’s powerful strike in the penalty area and Jack Stockdale doubled the lead five minutes later before Brandon Pearce made it 3-0 at the break with a tidy effort from outside the penalty area. In the second half Zach Mulholland beat his man before putting in a low driven cross finished off by Man-of-the-Match Stockdale. Ben Butterworth completed the scoring when he raced clear from the Docking defenders.

Leverington U11 1,

Wisbech St Mary U11 4

TWO top teams battled hard in this local derby and the Saints had a dream start with Joshua Gear scoring in the first minute. After Louie Garner equalised with a very well taken free kick for leverington, Ajay Jolly put the Saints 2-1 up just before half time. Man-of-the-match Joshua Gear went on to complete his hat-trick for Wisbech St Mary and Robert Lee was also immense in midfield.

Tydd St Mary U10 13,

Benwick Athletic U10 2

TYDD made it three wins from three with a fine attacking display against Benwick. The scoring was opened by Tyler Merrison and although Benwick struck back shortly after, Tydd established control with further goals from Greetham and Coates.

Merrison, who was on top form, showed great vision to lob the keeper from outside the box before Coates scored twice to complete his hat-trick just before the break .

Ruthless Tydd continued to press as Merrison completed his hat trick and Cerys Upson’s back heel was her first for the club.

Benwick pulled another goal back but two quick goals from Louis Rees extended the lead. Ryan Cousins’ hard work paid off when he stabbed home and the goal rout continued as Alfie Wing slotted home a Merrison cross. Benwick could of scored more but Tydd keeper Jack Greenacre stayed strong and the final goal was a dazzling run from Tydd captain Joshua Baker, who powered through the opposition to fire home.

Walpole U10 2, March Soccer School Blues U10 1

THIS Fenland Youth League U10s clash provided end to end football and Walpole took the lead just minutes before half time. In the second half March pressed for an equaliser which came from Kurt Veness, only for Walpole to score just before full time. Harry Bidwell made some great saves for March and the whole team worked hard.

Littleport Rovers 1,

March Soccer School Whites U10 4

MARCH gained their first victory in the new Cambs League, taking the lead inside 10 minutes through Josh Kirby following a cross from Lewis Kent. Some good passing from March led to a second goal from Liam Lambert five minutes from the interval, but Littleport replied almost immediately with a goal from a long range shot that took a deflection.

The second half saw both sides battling well but March came out on top with some good passing football and two further goals from centre forward Lewis Kent.

Downham 0, Leverington U10 3

LEVERINGTON played some excellent football away to a strong Downham side and a Tristan Jones double and a Callum Hughes goal decided this Mid-Norfolk League Division One game. Manager Jon Goode was pleased with the display, but thinks the side has not yet played to its best. MoM: Willis Wright.

Hungate Rovers are looking for players to play in the U12s team. Please ring Chris on 01945 467491 or 07412 629331.