Wiven-woe for March Town Utd
Wivenhoe 4 March 1
The Hares lost at Wivenhoe in a poor Thurlow Nunn League Division One display on Saturday.
March only got their game together in the last 15 minutes, Ondre Odain replying for the visitors.
Fourteenth-place March host Stowmarket Town next Saturday.
The Reserves had a great 5-0 win over Milton Reserves to make a great start to the season.
The scorers were Toby Ayres, Lewis Hearn, Jason Cox and Callum Young with two.
On Sunday the Under 16s had a good 2-2 draw at Deeping Rangers with Toby Allen and Tom Hinton scoring. The Under 15s romped to a fine 7-0 win at Parkside Athletic.
Cambs League Div 4B
Coldham Utd 2
Chatteris Town A 6
Coldham, with almost all new players, played their first game of the season and Chatteris were four goals up at half-time.
After the break, Jeff Elsey scored from the kick-off and Toby Freear made it two before Chatteris scored twice more to seal the win.
Marchester Utd 2
Marchester gave a good account of themselves and were never out of the game.
Goals came from Daniel Symonds, a chipped shot, and an Ed Robinson penalty.
Waterbeach Colts 0
Upwell began with a home win as the visitors failed to register a meaningful shot during the entire match.
It took until the 60th minute when Martin Chapman finally broke the deadlock, slotting in a rebound from his first effort. It was one-way traffic and 11 minutes from time, Aiden Rouse put the result beyond doubt.
Upwell manager, Karl Schultz, said: “Hopefully the return match next month will be more of an entertaining fixture.
“It was encouraging that my lads stuck to the task at hand. It’s a solid start which I hope we can build on.”
Upwell A 8
Woottons Res 2
Upwell scored before Woottons could even touch the ball after Bobby Wright slotted home.
Wright slotted home a minute later. By half-time it was 5-2, thanks to Craig Pack and an Ash Bunting brace. The Woottons replied with two penalties.
Bunting completed his hat trick in the second half, whilst Tom Melton and Jake Gent completed the rout.
Harry Griffin was delighted with the result, but disappointed with the penalties.
He said: “Hopefully the lads have learnt from this. They’re a good bunch, but our inexperience showed with the penalties we gave away.
“Both were avoidable with the opponents running away from goal.”
King’s Lynn Sunday League
March Saracens 2
Saracens secured their first points of the season against a young Necton side.
New striker Eddy Pentney scored his first goal for the club after good work from James Schunmann.
More hard work paid dividends when a long range effort from Will Burke found its way into the net by half-time.
In the second half resolute defending and a penalty save from MoM Dan Smethurst ensured a Saracens victory.