Young Jack’s strike sends Saints to third

Walsoken United FC (blue/white) against Little Downham.
Walsoken United FC (blue/white) against Little Downham.

WISBECH St Mary beat Hardwick thanks to Jack Mockford’s early goal to go third in the Cambs League Premier table.

Boss Arran Duke said: “It was a better performance than the previous week with some very hard working performances throughout. Hardwick were a very organised side.

“Jack was outstanding for us proving he really is one of the best young players in the league. We were pleased to welcome Wayne Morton back to the squad, he is a big player to have around.

“Stuart Ablett continues to impress with his new faultless attitude.”

Chatteris Town lost 6-0 at last season’s league champions Linton Granta, who have already beaten the Lilies 3-2 this season.

Chatteris manager Steve Bright said: “It was our worst display of the season. We played some good football but didn’t stick to our tasks. It was a poor effort and a big improvement is needed.

“Until today we have been only losing by the odd goal. We hope to do better next week in a derby with Wisbech St Mary away. Linton looked like they have got some extra players in.”

In the Creake Charity Shield Manea United lost 1-0 at home to Sawston Res, while March Rangers had an away walkover at Waterbeach Res. Tydd United lost 11-1 at home to St Ives Res.

In the Junior Cup March Town United Res were eliminated by visitors Bar Hill 3-2 on penalties after it ended 1-1 at full-time.

In the Lower Junior Cup, Gorefield Athletic sailed through 3-0 at Coates Athletic Res thanks to marksmen Ryan Alexander 2 and Kevin Smith.

Antony Bamford and James Harness 2 sent Doddington United Res through 3-2 at the expense of Benwick Athletic. Jason Harrison replied with a double for Benwick. Chatteris Fen Tigers lost 4-3 to Wimblington A.

Guyhirn lost to March Rangers Res 4-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, Ross Whitby striking for Rangers.

Isleham United Res eliminated Manea United Res 4-0.

Matthew Cox, Alan Setchell, James Smith, Jake Stockbridge and Karl Summersgill all scored for March Saracens in a 5-1 triumph over Cottenham A.

Wisbech St Mary B knocked out Witchford 96 Res 2-0 on penalties in the Lower Junior Cup after Ricky Mason, Connor Young and sub Kai Ruff had netted in a 3-3 draw.

A Tim Housden brace and Scott Wright meant Upwell Town triumphed against higher opposition, but did it the hard way 3-2 at Wicken Amateurs after a man was sent off. Walsoken United lost 5-8 at home to Little Downham Swifts.

In Senior A Wimblington lost 3-1 at home to Cambridge Univ Press Res, while in Senior B a Jack Rawson strike handed Outwell Swifts a 1-0 success over Duxford Utd.

Swifts manager Mark Secker said: “We have been struggling of late. Young Jack Rawson scored the winner on what was a good debut.

“Lee Chapman and Verne Barrett played very well but the whole team deserve credit.”

In Division 1B a Gary Smith double earned Doddington United a 2-1 victory at Chatteris Town Res.

In Division 2B Adam Simpson was both villain and hero for Wisbech St Mary Res. He scored but was red carded in a 2-1 loss at Brampton Res

Estover Park picked their first Division 3B win 5-2 in the derby at Wimblington Res. Park by half-time were 3-1 up, thanks to goals from Gareth Puleston (2) and Richard Peachey. Wimblington pulled one back, but Peachey got a second and debutant Joe Fulcher scored the pick of the bunch.

West Row Gunners Res beat Wisbech St Mary A 2-0.

Division 5D: Littleport Town A 6 Doddington United A 0; Wisbech St Mary C 6 Outwell Swifts Res 0.