Fen Tigers, Chatteris and Tydd play for promotion, while Outwell and Walpole Reserves battle out for title
A tough 48 hours for Fen Tigers Engineers saw the Chatteris side lose a cup final on penalties before their promotion hopes were dented by a league defeat.
Engineers lost the Cambs Lower Junior Cup final 5-4 on a penalty shoot out to Orwell Reserves, after a 2-2 draw at Ely City FC. Will Terry and Kai Wales with his 13th of the season scored for Engineers.
Two days later they lost 3-2 at home to Bluntisham Rangers Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League Kershaw3C, Rueben Beaney with his ninth of the campaign and Ryan Ducker on target.
Engineers now need Hartford Rangers to drop points if they are to take the title, and they need a maximum of 10 points from four games to claim the second promotion place, starting with a game at Little Downham & Pymoor Swifts on Tuesday evening. Then on Saturday, third placed Engineers face a crunch home tie with second placed Littleport Town.
Another team looking for promotion are Chatteris Town, who won 4-1 at Hemingfords United Reserves on Saturday. Aaron Ruscoe scored two, Sam Bond netted his 16th of the season and Josh Joyce was also on target.
The Lilies need to win their final three games to seal promotion. They are at home to bottom side Over Sports Reserves on Tuesday,before playing their two promotion rivals, Buckden away on Saturday and Burwell Swifts at home the following weekend.
Already North Cambs Junior Cup winners, they wrap up what could be a memorable season with a Creake Charity Shield final against Kershaw 1A outfit Great Shelford Reserves at Newmarket Town on Friday, May 5.
In Kershaw 2B, Wimblington finished their season in style, securing fourth place with an 8-1 thrashing of Fordham Reserves 8-1. Brandon Ransome (2), Daniel Harradine (2), Liam Brady with his 13th of the season, Alexander Knowles with his eighth, Martin Porter with his 10th of the campaign and Aaron Elmore scored.
The Kershaw 4C title race is going to the wire, with AFC Walpole Reserves eight points clear of Outwell Swifts with one game to play, but Swifts having four matches left.
The Honey Badgers' second string beat Swifts 2-1 on Tuesday evening, with former Wisbech Town striker Toby Allen and Ben Garner scoring, while Dylan Pevreall netted his eighth of the campaign for Swifts.
On Saturday, Robbie Knight scored a hat-trick as Walpole beat Guyhirn Reserves 3-2, while Outwell Swifts won 4-1 at West Row Gunners, Adan-Jay Lewis's hat-trick making it 44 goals in 25 games for him this season, and Ross Beart also on target with his 13th.
Swifts entertain mid-table AFC Ely on Tuesday, and host the return with West Row Gunners on Saturday. The following week, April 30, Walpole end their season with a trip to Ely, while Swifts are at seventh placed Mepal. The game at home to Lakenheath Casuals on May 7 could clinch the title.
In the battle of the bottom two and in the last game of the season for both, Chatteris Town A won 4-2 at Manea United Reserves, to leave the home team with just one point. Josh Templemen, James Rose, Charlie Munns and Josh Doncaster scored for the Lilies, with Brad Diston and Liam Birch netting for United.
Tydd entered the ChromaSport Peterborough League Division One promotion places at just the right time when they beat Wisbech Town Reserves 4-1. The division's top scorer Matt Eaton made it 20 for the season with a hat-trick and Kyle Davis also scored for Tydd, with Ricky Mason replying for the Fenmen.
Tydd could clinch promotion if they win at promotion rivals FC Peterborough on Saturday, but with Deeping Rangers Reserves still in the mix, they will probably also have to win their final game of the season at Moulton Harrox Reserves on Tuesday week.
In Division Three, Leverington Sports Reserves won 6-3 at FC Hampton Reserves, Kieran Hamilton netting four and Seb Wenn and Mariuz Kudbya also on target. In 5B there was another good result for the improving Leverington Sports A, who beat FC Hampton A 4-3, Lewis Day grabbing a hat-trick and Kian Penn also on target.
Marshland Saints are now bottom of the MG Building Maintenance North West Norfolk League Division One after a 1-0 home defeat by Docking Rangers.