Brilliant Ben puts on a five-star show

Team of the week – Eaton Socon U11s Team: Eaton Socon U11 League: Hunts Mini Soccer League Managers: Dick Wise, Mark Kircher Home Ground: Bushmead School Sponsors: ATG Access History: Eaton U11s proudly show off their new kit provided by ATG Access, the

Team of the week - Eaton Socon U11s

Team: Eaton Socon U11

League: Hunts Mini Soccer League

Managers: Dick Wise, Mark Kircher

Home Ground: Bushmead School

Sponsors: ATG Access

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History: Eaton U11s proudly show off their new kit provided by ATG Access, the market leaders in rising bollard technology and security posts. The team were only formed this summer, with many of the players enjoying their first season of organised football.The team are very enthusiastic and are learning quickly - after losing their first three games they have bounced back to win their next three fixtures. The team are looking forward to progressing to 11-a-side football next year and tackling the offside rule.

Squad: Bradley Kircher, Taylor Matheron, Luke Stanford, Tom Wise, Alex Standage, Alex Smith, Tim Selley, Liam Jones, Ryan Wood, Jon Thompson, Jack Jones-Scrutton, Ollie Caress, Thomas Rowland, Ollie Broome.

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A FIVE-star performance from Ben McConnell helped Graveley U11 Reds to an excellent 6-2 victory over Brampton Spartans.

McConnell picked up the man of the match award for his five-goal haul, with Ian Donald grabbing the other goal for the home side.


EXTRA-time was needed to decide the winner of the U14 Hunts County Cup tie between Alconbury and St Ives Rangers B, with Alconbury coming out on top.

Alex Frost gave his side the lead before Saints equalised in the first half.

Two goals in the second period of extra-time from Paul Mcfarlane and Callum Baker made the final score 3-1.

David Titley was Alconbury's man of the match.

Bluntisham Rangers

UNLUCKY Rangers U9s lost out to the odd goal in five against Brampton Spartans.

Christian Wiggins-Browne put Blunty in the lead after Rowan Wilson had hit the post and Harry Taylor slotted home from a Ben Johnson pass to make the score 2-1.

However, two late goals from Spartans clinched the game despite fine defending from Connor Beaumont and Luke Young's man of the match display.

Huntingdon Rowdies were put to the sword 3-1 by Rangers U10A. Ryan Payne, Sam Dew and Kieran Carter found the target for Blunty while James Geary played well in goal. Robbie Holland was named man of the match for his defensive display.

Meanwhile, Rangers U10B came out 4-2 winners against Priory Parkside J, battling back from 2-0 down.

A cheeky back-heel from James Arnold, Ben Hurst and two from Lewis Bowcutt were the goalscorers for Rangers.

Meanwhile, an own goal helped the U11s romp to a 9-1 win against KC Cougars.

Rangers U12 squeezed through to the next round of the Cambs League Cup with a 3-2 victory against St Ives Rangers thanks to two goals from Matthew Worrall and one from Pharris Jude, while Rangers U13B went down to an 8-0 home defeat against Swavesey Spartans.

An intriguing game saw Rangers U14B draw 0-0 at Stretham Sporting despite good efforts from Tyler Manly, man of the match Robbie Read and Alex Whites.

Five-star Rangers U15 eased to victory against West Wratting in a cup fixture without conceding a goal. Matt Norton, Ollie Gautrey, Josh Parker and two from captain Tom Skidmore did the damage for Blunty.

Brampton Spartans

IT was penalty heartache for Spartans U11, who lost out 8-7 on spot-kicks to Spartak 78 after a 1-1 draw. Joshua Dawson scored a fine goal for Brampton but the penalties went against them.

The U9A team won a close-fought contest 3-2 against Bluntisham. Man of the match Max Bradshaw Clifford netted twice and Luke Fennell hit the other while goalkeeper Chris Mayo made four excellent saves.

The first meeting between Graveley and Spartans U11 led to an eight-goal thriller, Graveley coming out 6-2 winners.

Jools Arts netted a penalty and Jonathan Wrycraft the other but Spartans could not secure any points.


VISITORS Graveley came away with a 4-1 victory in their U9 clash with Buckden Ospreys. Connor Ray gave the hosts the lead but Graveley turned on the style to claim the victory.

Rhys and Liam Williams each struck to help Buckden Buzzards U13 to a 2-2 cup draw with KC Cougars, the home side eventually winning on penalties. Ryan Collins picked up the man of the match award.

Harriers U14A Girls came away defeated 4-1 from Peterborough Azure, despite Sophie Coulman's effort and Kimberley Smith winning the player of the match award.

Eaton Socon

FIVE of the best from Socon U11s saw them defeat visitors Godmanchester B 5-1.

Jon Thompson, Ollie Caress, Luke Stanford, Tom Wise and an own goal found the back of the net for the hosts.

Godmanchester Rovers

A LATE missed penalty by Hundon helped Rovers U13s cling on to a 3-2 victory. Oliver Notley hit a brace of goals with man of the match Tom Dove netting the other as Godmanchester triumphed.

The U11Bs went down 5-1 at Eaton Socon despite a terrific goal from man of the match Mike O'Connor and a fine performance from Kimberley Cup winner Jake Burrill.

Rivals Goddy A and C met in the U11 league with the A team coming out 5-2 winners. Simon Zientek scored the two goals for C side but Rovers A's extra attacking prowess won the day.

Jordan Porter was among the scorers for the A side while goalkeeper Benedict Brien earned the man of the match award for some fine saves. Peter Maylor was named man of the match for Goddy C.

An impressive performance from Priory Parkside left Rovers U9B on the end of a 4-1 defeat with a single goal from man of the match Nathan Brown the only consolation for Goddy.

Rovers U8 went down 6-3 to Sawtry in a friendly fixture.

Connor Rice netted a hat-trick for Goddy with Elliot Cattmull awarded man of the match.

Meanwhile, the U12Cs were unlucky to go down to a 3-1 defeat to Burwell in the Cambs and District knock-out cup. James Cockshott scored Rovers' only goal.

A spectacular finish saw Godmanchester progress into the next round of the League Cup with a 4-3 win against Histon Hornets.

Ant West scored a brace with Michael Prime and match-winner Terrell Kilpatrick also on target.


A long-range effort from Graveley U9 goalkeeper Lewis Maude set his side on their way to a 4-1 win against Buckden Ospreys.

Man of the match James Freeman, Jamie Rossiter and Grace Stanley were the other goalscorers for Graveley.

Great Paxton

AFTER having beaten Balsham in the league a few weeks ago, Paxton U15 repeated the trick in the Knock-Out Cup.

Four goals from Michael Crisp and one each from Ben Cooper, Glynn Dawson, Jon Spencer and Josh Spavins helped Paxton to an 8-1 victory.

Huntingdon Rowdies

THEIR best performance of the season saw Rowdies U13 knock out holders Sawtry 6-2 in the Hunts County Cup.

Adam Naylor, Joey Nicholson and Jake Thornton each scored a brace while Michael Benning picked up the man of the match award.

Little Paxton

A SEVEN-goal thriller saw Paxton U9s come out the beaten side against Priory Parkside F.

Goals from Can Pekdemir and two from Jake Dexter were not quite enough as Parkside came from behind to win.

Meanwhile, Paxton U13s progressed in the cup on Sunday, seeing off Warboys 1-0 thanks to Ian Taylor's solitary strike and joint man of the match displays from Taylor and Michael Bell.

Priory Parkside

A DOUBLE from man of the match Ross Coulson helped Parkside U11B to a 4-0 victory against Wichford Colts in the Hunts League Cup. Braden Smith and Scott Davis were the other goalscorers.

Felix Woolf and Joe Dawborn were on target as Parkside U13A came away 2-0 winners from Needingworth. Danny Walton was named man of the match.

Parkside U9F came out on top of a pulsating game with Little Paxton, winning by the odd goal in seven. Jordan Brown scored all four goals for his side, including the late, late winner and picked up the man of the match award for his trouble.

A well-organised Priory U9R side came out 4-1 winners against Godmanchester B. Man of the match Ryan Gailbraith scored twice with Ryan Wood and Jo Fraser the other goalscorers.

Priory U13C paid the price for a slow start as they went down 2-1 at home to Histon B. Adam Jennings hit the consolation goal late on while Gareth Ekins was named man of the match for his good all-round performance.

Holders Priory U14 cruised through to the semi-finals of the County Cup with a 6-1 win against Brampton Spartans. Doubles from Arran Mackay and Liam Henning were added to by strikes from Stuart Kemp and Chris Newton while Adam Kidman turned in a man of the match display at left-back.

Parkside U10N made the long trip to Sawtry and came away with all three points, securing a 1-0 victory. Jake Trainell slotted the ball expertly past the goalkeeper to seal the win between two of the top sides in the division. Ryan Bates picked up man of the match for an outstanding midfield performance.

Despite Jacob Tose's strike, Parkside U12B went down to a 5-1 defeat against Cherry Hinton.


GOALS from Jamie Short (2), Liam Carrigan and Jordan Johnson helped Ramsey U7A to a 4-1 win against their B team counterparts, for whom Jacob Darlington found the target.

A double from Daniel Wing helped Rams U9B defeat KC Cougars with Jordan Mays also on target while the U10A team defeated St Ives Rangers R 4-0 in a friendly.

Charlie Steadman hit two with Alfie West and Jordan Dover also on target.

Ramsey U11s defeated Priory Parkside A 3-1 thanks to two goals from Kyle McPartlin and Chris Redshaw grabbing the other while the U12B team went down 3-1 to Hemingford despite Jack Gower's consolation.

Seven-up Rams U13 coasted through to the next round of the Cambs Knockout Cup with a 7-0 win against Fulbourn Falcons.

Myles Hyndeman, Louis Shepherd and Daniel Moulds all scored twice, with Tee Mashongiyika getting the other and Tom McGee being named man of the match.

Goals from Arron Martin, Chris Whitfield and Janagan Sivakumar helped Rams U15 to a 3-1 win against NST Strikers.


GOALKEEPER Lee Huntingdon turned in a man of the match performance to help Sawtry Yellow Sox U9s to a 2-2 draw against Huntingdon Rowdies. Hayden Cooper and Nat Smith grabbed the goals for Sawtry.

Despite a well-worked goal from Daniel Redhead, Sawtry U11 went down to a 3-1 defeat against Wisbech St Mary. Charles Abblitt picked up the man of the match award, holding off stern competition from Michael Bean.

The U10 Blue Sox tasted defeat for the first time this season, going down to a narrow 1-0 loss against well-drilled Priory N.


A FINE strike from Charlie Day set Somersham Orange U7s on their way to an exciting 5-4 win against Buckden. Jordan Meads found the target and a further three from star man Day earned his side the narrow victory.

The U7 Blue team had a convincing 6-0 win against Bluntisham Rangers. Adam Proctor, Ryan Shatwell, Curtis Lee and Joshua Harriss all found the target while top scorer Liam Townsend capped a fine performance with two goals of his own.

St Ives Rangers

A HIGHLY-entertaining game saw Rangers U11A draw 3-3 away to Bar Hill. Man of the match Jamie Giglio, Manjeet Singh and Jake Hart were all on target to earn Saints a point.

Six of the best from man of the match Jake Bowen helped St Ives U9 to an 11-4 triumph against Brampton Spartans. Charlie Whitworth hit a hat-trick of his own and Jordan Skinner helped himself to a brace.

A double strike from man of the match Max Roberts earned Rangers U13 a place in league cup quarter finals with a 2-1 win at Haverhill United while the U12Cs missed out 2-1 against Over Sports. Jason Billam scored the goal and Josh Baker was named man of the match.

Despite playing with only nine men, Rangers U9A nearly claimed a point at Bluntisham, eventually losing out by three goals to two. Andrew Potter netted twice for Rangers on his comeback from injury.

Rangers U14B lost out 3-1 at home to Alconbury in the Hunts County Cup. Adrian Bowes was Saints' man of the match and Barney Hase scored their goal.

Meanwhile, the U14 Girls turned in a spirited display but went down 4-0 to Godmanchester.

St Ives Rangers U9M met their U9P counterparts and came out 2-0 winners. Sam Oliver scored twice and picked up the man of the match award for the M side with Thomas Alfuth highlighted as star player for the P team.

St Neots Town

ANOTHER slow start from Town U18 saw them slip to a 2-1 defeat against Royston Town.

Captain Tom Coles scored the only goal for St Neots, who rued conceding twice in the opening seven minutes.

Matt Keating turned in a fine display to earn the man of the match award as St Neots U11 came out 5-1 winners at home to Needingworth, whose consolation came from Caleb Sirot-Smith.

Saints U8s took two sides to Ashwell. The Blues came out 4-1 winners thanks to Johan Shone's man of the match display. Reece Sibley, Samuel Piesse, Owen Bevan and an own goal were on the scoresheet.

The U8 Whites earned a comprehensive 9-0 win against the same opponents. Man of the match Henry Vaudin hit four with other goals coming from Nathan Downes (2), Carl Gore, Ronny Wheeler and Kieran Humphrey.

The U8 Blues and Whites joined forces for a mixed game which saw goalkeeper Mikey Duddridge net, along with Callum Moore, Sam Piesse, Robert Willard, Shone and Wheeler.