Promotion hopes hit

WISBECH Town Reserves would gladly swop their William Coad Cup final place for a promotion place in the Cambs League Senior A after a second successive defeat by 2-0 at Milton.

Manager Darren Edey did not mince his words after the game: “Only three players came out of the game with any credit and they were Ollie Gale, Sam Murphy and Mark Jimson. The others just did not perform. The way we are playing we will be lucky to win another game this season because we were awful.”

Wisbech went 1-0 down after 10 minutes when they failed to clear their lines and a minute before the break they were on the attack and looking to score but play broke down and Milton went straight up the other end and scored a second.

Goalkeeper Max Flintoft went off with a hamstring injury after the break and Edey took over in goal.

It looks difficult for Wisbech to gain a promotion spot now as they are in fifth place and six points behind second placed Brampton. They do have two games in hand but Hemingford and Milton both look better places to go up alongside top team Linton Granta.

Wimblington have dropped to the bottom three after a 6-0 home defeat to Cherry Hinton.

Wisbech St Mary got back to winning ways in Senior B with a 2-0 win at Comberton and are now in fourth place and still retain hopes of promotion.

Outwell Swifts continue on the slide and lost 3-1 at home to Longstanton and are third from bottom.

March Town Reserves still remain at the top of Division 1B despite a 4-2 defeat at Cottenham Reserves with manager Phil White and top scorer Lee White absent. James Ellis and Gary White scored.

Division 2B leaders Chatteris Town Reserves also slipped up with a 5-3 defeat at third placed Burwell Swifts.

Fifth placed Doddington continued their good run with a 1-0 win at home to Over Sports Reserves with Michael Anderton scoring the winner.

Manea United moved into sixth place with a 2-1 win against Godmanchester Rovers just above March Rangers who were beaten 3-0 at home by Milton Reserves.

In Division 3B Estover Park lost 2-0 at home to Mepal.

Tydd United got back to winning ways with a well earned win over Stretham Hotspurs. Ricky Gunns 2 and James Lawes scored the goals.

Wisbech St Mary A still remain one point clear at the top of Division 4b after a 5-0 romp at Cottenham A.

The Saints B team hold a four-point advantage in Division 5D with Walsoken failing to raise a team for their fixture.

The next two teams March Rangers Reserves and Coldham United both lost their games.

Rangers were beaten 2-1 at Mepal and Coldham suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Doddington Reserves.

Estover Park Reserves were leading 4-2 at Upwell, when a serious head injury to an Upwell player stopped the game with seven minutes to go. Park’s goals had come from Steven Coe, Karl Summersgill 2 and Robert Bartrum.

Park manager Vernon Evans said: “All Estover’s best wishes go to the injured player and we hope he makes a quick recovery.”

Wimblington A beat Chatteris Fen Tigers 3-1 with goals from Anton Kaval, Kieran and Teilo Pearce.