Saints set up semi-final showdown with holders

WISBECH St Mary enjoyed an impressive 5-1 win over Sawston United to set up a William Coad Cup semi-final against last year’s winners Wisbech Town Reserves.

Saints have lacked consistency this season but they were very much on their game in the quarter-final with new signing Stuart Ablett a commanding influence in the centre of defence.

They always bossed the game against Sawston, who sit at the top of the table in Senior A, and Joe Whybourn provided the sharpness in front of goal with a first half hat-trick to give them a comfortable 3-0 lead at the break.

Aaron Duke’s side continued in the same vein after the break with the dependable Chris Macaree adding two more goals to take it to 5-0 before Sawston struck with a late consolation goal.

Duke said: “We had players missing again, but it was a very good performance from all the team with Stu Ablett making a lot of difference to us in the defence.”

Chatteris Town made it an unlucky 13 games without a win when they suffered a 4-0 home defeat to second placed Great Shelford in the Premier Division.

The Lilies did not get off to the best of starts conceding an early own goal and were 3-0 down at the break.

Chatteris enjoyed more possession after the break but could not take their chances and the visitors added a fourth goal.

Chairman Steve Bright said: “We were up against a very good Great Shelford side who had more experience in their team and were more physical than us.

“Trouble is when you are struggling things just do not go for you.

“The side is suffering from players being unavailable and just needs a big slice of good fortune at the moment.”

Division 2B leaders Manea enjoyed a 5-3 win against Wimblington Reserves in the North Cambs Junior Cup.

Their rivals Doddington are also through to the next round after beating Coates Reserves 2-1 with two George Masterton goals.

In the league March Rangers lost 4-2 at home to second placed Sutton United and Wisbech St Mary Reserves were beaten 1-0 by Isleham.

Estover Park striker Greg Kudyba scored five goals in their much-needed 6-2 win at Exning in Division 3B. Tom Neal was also on target.

WSM A remain in third place after a 2-0 victory over Little Downham Swifts.

Benwick Athletic won their local derby against Chatteris A 1-0 thanks to a Dayne Moore goal and share top spot in Division 4B with Willingham Wolves.

In the Reg Haigh & Arthur Peck Cup Chatteris Fen Tigers lost 4-0 at Glemsford and Walsoken were beaten 5-0 at Isleham Seniors.

Division 5D: Mepal Res 2, WSM C 0; Northend 9, March Rangers Res 1; Outwell Swifts Res 3, Manea Res 1; Upwell 0, Doddington Res 1.

Crown ran out comfortable 10-3 winners over White Bell in the Lynn Sunday League.

The goals came from Ricky Gunns 3, Ben Jimson 3, Mark Secker, Simon Bates, Ashley Doncaster and Jonny Secker.