Brampton off the bottom thanks to derby triumph
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Brampton ignited their Cambs League season courtesy of an important derby success last Saturday.
Wayne Ambler’s side thrashed fellow strugglers Hemingfords United 4-0 to jump off the bottom of the Kershaw Premier Division table.
George Cresswell struck twice in a first success of the season which helped them leapfrog their newly-promoted opponents.
Andy Sincock and summer signing Danny Cain were the others players to find the net.
Boss Ambler said: “We really needed to get that first win on the board. The lads played really well and they and produced the sort of performance I know they are capable of putting in.”
All three local teams at this level are situated in the bottom six of the Premier Division standings. Eaton Socon’s new-look squad have also had a tough start with a 2-0 reverse against Fulbourn Institute providing a fourth defeat in six games to date.
Paxton United dropped their first Senior A Division points when held to a Saturday draw.
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Lee Griffiths struck twice and Luke Fox also found the net in a 3-3 deadlock against Cambridge University Press which extended their unbeaten start to four matches.
Somersham are another team to catch the eye at that level. A 3-0 triumph at Soham United provided their third victory in four games with Justin Ives, Tommy Evans and Daniel York on target.
There was a derby success for the Hemingfords club courtesy of their reserve side.
They ended Godmanchester Rovers Reserves’ unbeaten start to the Senior B Division campaign with a 4-3 victory last Friday night which featured a hat-trick from Arran Mackay.
Bluntisham are still waiting for their first win at that level after being thumped 7-1 at Burwell Swifts.
AFC Barley Mow kick off their debut Cambs League campaign with a Division 3B trip to Wimblington Reserves this Saturday.
They completed a productive pre-season campaign with a 6-4 success over higher-level Alconbury thanks to hat-tricks from Josh Turner and Jay Waterworth.