Home defeat for Leverington Sports against Netherton United
Third from bottom Leverington Sports lost to a Netherton United team immediately above them in the ChromaSport Peterborough League Premier Division table in our featured game this week, Harley Hollis netting their solitary goal.
Bottom side Long Sutton Athletic fared even worse as they went down to a 4-0 defeat at fourth place Oundle Town.
Both Fenland sides in Division One were also defeated, with Tydd slipping to sixth after a 4-0 defeat at Ramsey Town, who rise to third. Meanwhile, Wisbech Reserves were beaten 6-1 at Over Sports Reserves in the third round of the Cambs Junior Cup.
The Fenmen took the lead when Dan Hempson curled in a well placed free kick from wide out on the right hand side, but they conceded a penalty when Robert Lee was judged to have brought down an Over attacker in the area and they converted to draw level.
Then, a minute before half time, a failed clearance fell to another Over Sports attacker who scored with a well placed shot. Early in the second half Over added to their lead, and more defensive mistakes left the score at 6-1.
Manager Jonny Pearce said: “A big defeat is always hard to take and there is a mixture of disappointment and frustration. I know we are a lot better than we showed today, we had two good training sessions leading up to this game but today it didn’t click, we struggled to string any passes together and there was no flow to our game.”
In Division Two, Long Sutton Athletic Reserves game against Orton Rangers was postponed, while in Division Three, Leverington Sports Reserves went down 6-1 at promotion chasing Deeping United, Marley Woods netting, and Tydd Reserves were beaten 2-1 at home to Kings Cliffe,Nick Ainslie scoring for Tydd.
Sutton Bridge United's game at Netherton United A in Division Four was postponed.
In the Cambridgeshire County League Kershaw Senior B, AFC Walpole are just three points off the top with three games in hand over leaders Hardwick after a 2-1 win at Mildenhall Town Youth.
The Honey Badgers trailed 1-0 to the bottom side, but fought back with an equaliser from Ben Jimson and the winner from Joe Reed, his 16th of the season.
March Town United A are top of Kershaw 1B after an excellent 4-1 home win against third place Burwell Swifts. In the North Cambs Junior Cup, AFC Walpole Reserves of 4C had a terrific 5-2 victory at 1B Benwick Athletic, Brendan Burton scoring a hat-trick and Will Ketteringham getting the other two.
Chatteris Town are also through to the next round after thrashing 2B strugglers Wisbech Town Acorns 6-0, Sam Bond and Martin Saunders notching two each and Andrew Howell and sub Jordan Johnson also on the score sheet. Bond now has ten for the season and Saunders six.
In Kershaw 2B, Wimblington are up to fifth after a great 4-1 win at Stretham, Liam Brady getting two to make it seven for the season and Martin Porter also getting a brace.
Third place Manea United are now just a point off the top of 3C after beating Bluntisham Rangers Reserves 7-4, Liam Birch grabbing a hat-trick to make it 11 for the season, and a brace for Harry Dean, with Aidan Gray and Brandon Rimmer also on target.
Benwick Athletic Reserves leapfrog Guyhirn Reserves into fifth place after a 3-2 away win in 4C. Meanwhile, March Academy Reserves were beaten 2-1 at home by Chatteris Town A, Stuart Porter scoring both Lilies goals. Manea United Reserves are bottom of the table after a 5-1 defeat at Mepal Sports, Jack Tuck scoring for Manea.
In the MG Building Maintenance North West Norfolk League, no games involving local teams survived the wet weather.