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Upwell in semi after drop-out

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John Ablett Cup

Upwell progressed to the semi-final when their hosts Isleham Warriors informed them 20 minutes before kick off that they had 8 men and were refusing to play.

Frustrated first team manager, Karl Schultz, commented: “Their manager said he had a few drop-outs that morning. I understand that happens, but he could have at least had the courtesy to let us know before we drove 40-odd miles just to warm up.”

Cambs League 5B

Upwell Res 3

Barton Mills 0

Upwell Reserves carried on their unbeaten start to the year.

Goals came from Aaron Marshall (2) and Steven Coe.

Manager John Trower felt his lads could have improved their goal difference.

NWN Division Three

Upwell A maintained the pressure on league leaders, South Creake, with a 6-1 win at home to Pentney.

Pentney drew first blood after 10 seconds before Upwell winger Josh Pearce bagged a brace.

Ash Bunting, Craig Pack and Thomas Melton added a flurry of goals in 10 minutes. Young Callum Elsey rounded the keeper in the 80th minute.


Peterborough League

Division Three

Stamford Lions Res 2

Tydd St Mary 2

Tydd on Saturday came away with a share of the points at second-placed side Lions.

Tim Lowe lashed home from close range and Nick Reims’ flicked near post shot hit the upright.

Stamford took the lead but with 15 minutes to go, manager Carl Wilson introduced Nick Ainslie who earned a penalty. Tim Lowe struck home after the ’keeper saved his penalty.

Wilson said: “Good first half, poor second half.”

Tydd host Whittlesey Athletic ‘B’ next weekend at home.

Tydd St Mary 3

March Saracens 4

Saracens’ good form continued as they took the King’s Lynn Sunday League points.

March went in front early on with two goals from Ash Taylor followed by a neat headed goal from Dan Smethurst, but two quick strikes from Tydd put them back in it.

In the second half a superb penalty from Smethurst wrapped it up, earning him the MoM.

Marchester Utd 1

Barrington Res 2

Marchester suffered Reg Haigh & Arthur Peck Cup defeat despite having a lot of possession, but couldn’t find a way past a stubborn defence.

Marchester had levelled after Lewis Greening was brought down in the penalty box and skipper Ed Robinson scored from the spot.

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