Colts football round-up: Brampton Spartans’ Jack the Lad scores four in Stilton United win
JACK Hallam scored five goals when Brampton Spartans under-10s Orange team beat Stilton United Colts 7-4 on Saturday, despite their visitors going 2-0 up.
After the second goal, in the 15th minute, changes were made and Brampton applied constant pressure for the remainder of the half with Hallam scoring two goals in quick succession to send the teams into the break all square.
The Brampton pressure continued in the second half and there were three further goals for Hallam, as well as a goal each from Reece Smith and Cameron Gillespie.
Tomas Hardcastle also made a series of brilliant saves to keep Stilton at bay – but neither he nor Hallam were named man of the match, that honour went to Ollie Elvin for his work in midfield where he was constantly breaking up Stilton’s play and feeding the ball forward.
Spartans under-12s beat Alconbury Colts Blue 7-1 in the Hunts Youth League Cup on Sunday.
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Early pressure from Brampton saw a low driven cross from Luke Dean force an Alconbury own goal Marcus Read and Callum both scored for a 3-0 half-time lead.
Alconbury had two good chances within minutes of the restart but Squire got number four before Alconbury pulled one back from the penalty spot.
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With Alconbury tiring, Brampton scored a further three goals with Adam Goodyer netting two and Read getting his second.
Spartans can now look forward to playing Gransden Youth Yellow in the next round on November 24.
Man of the match Robbie Kent set up Brandon Green’s half-volley for Brampton Spartans under-9s’ first goal in their 3-1 win over Alconbury, following a goalless first half.
Green got a second soon after before Alconbury scored a penalty and Sam Terry got number three.
A resilient under-10s Spartans D League team came from 3-0 down to level against their B league friendly opposition Priory Parkside Yellow.
Three second-half goals from Ryan Ward, Joe Pauffley and Oliver Greenhow saw Brampton finish strongly with brave goalkeeper Huxley Pope the man of the match.
ALCONBURY Colts Blue under-9s suffered their first defeat of the season when they were edged out 7-6 in a thrilling friendly at St Ives Rangers Blue.
Alconbury got off to a flying start with two quick goals from Julinho Gomez and Alex Connolly. But St Ives came back strong and scored three of their own in reply.
Kai Gardner equalised with a long-range free-kick before St Ives nudged ahead again to lead 4-3 at half time.
The second half was end-to-end stuff with both sides scoring three goals, Gomez hitting two more and Connelly getting his second.
EYNESBURY Rovers bowed out of the Royston Crow League under-16s Cup after leaving it too late to make a comeback at Team Baldock.
In the end they lost 3-2 after the hosts had taken an early lead with a fine lob.
Four minutes later Rovers were up against it as Baldock doubled their lead with another fine strike. It was 3-0 when an unmarked Baldock player headed in from a corner just before half-time. With nothing to lose, Eynesbury came out for the second half and Ryan Vale scored from the spot after Dominic Smith had been felled.
After being reduced to 10 men following a sending off, Vale chased a seemingly lost ball and squared it for Matty Allen to score.
The goal was far too little too late though with the referee ending proceedings seconds later.
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS YOUTH
GODMANCHESTER Rovers Youth under-15s thrashed Ramsey Colts 16-1 in the Cambs & Distict League Cup.
An own goal started the rout with Connor Lewis scoring a double hat-trick, Connor Beaumont three, Harry Cotton and Will Taylor two each and Greg Goodwin and Harry Moran one apiece.
Meanwhile, what a difference a week makes. Following last week’s below par performance, Godmanchester Rovers Youth under-16s travelled to Milton in the Cambs & District A League and won 2-1.
Jordan Cook powered home a Chris Smith corner for a third-minute Goddy lead and it was 2-0 soon after when Ben Gibbins headed the ball through for Kieran Price to chip over the advancing goalkeeper.
Milton pulled a goal back early in the second half before Goddy regained control of the match and were unlucky not to extend their lead.
Godmanchester Rovers Youth Blue under-16s shared the Cambs & District points with Isleham United Youth.
Rovers took time to find their passing game and went 1-0 down early in the first half. It took a net-buster of a Danny Mulgrew free-kick to beat the Isleham goalkeeper just before the break.
Jonathan Owen was man of the match in the under-14s 6-3 League Cup win over Mildenhall Town Youth.
Jake Bennett scored a hat-trick in 15 minutes in the first half and Jared McNamara ran at their defence and calmly made it 4-0 before the home side pulled one back before half-time.
At the restart, Mildenhall started the brighter of the two teams, and pulled another goal back, while a long-range free-kick from James Osborne was well saved onto the crossbar.
However, it was Bennett’s day and the ball bounced into the striker’s path for his fourth of the game.
Mildenhall scored again for 5-3 but, with the game coming to an end, Bennett created some space for himself on the edge of the box and struck the ball with a well-placed shot into the top corner of the net.
HEMINGFORD Juniors beat Warboys Colts Warriors 9-3 away from home in their under-10s Hunts Youth League game.
Riley Barratt scored twice in the first half-time with Charlie Birkin making it 3-0 before half-time.
Hemingford came out much stronger in the second half and Barratt was back in the goals with Birkin also getting another.
Remy Edwards got number six before Barratt got his fourth and Warboys pulled two back. Birkin completed his hat-trick with Edwards getting his second before full-time.
HUNTINGDON Rowdies under-12s beat St Ives Black Sox 3-1 at the weekend with Alfie Dear making it 1-0 and Leon Fulianty 2-0 with a free kick from outside the area. Kieran Kirschner made a strong tackle in the centre circle and played the ball to Freddie Francis who rounded the goalkeeper to make it 3-0 at half-time.
The game was end-to-end in the second half and St Ives managed to pull one back.
NEEDINGWORTH Colts under-11s scored 12 goals at Alconbury in their Hunts Youth League C Division game, with Dominic Holding and man of the match Oliver Birks scoring four each.
Matt Galpin also claimed a hat-trick in the fantastic victory with Michael Howell getting the odd one out.
Needingworth under-16s drew 1-1 with Cherry Hinton Lions in Cambs & District Colts League, with Thomas Groome getting the goal and Dan Davis the man of the match.
A DETERMINED Priory Parkside under-12s girls’ side started well and created a number of chances, but eventually had to settle for a draw at Ramsey.
Fran Gough scored the only Priory goal after a great run.
Priory’s under-14s may have lost 3-1 at Coton, but it was undoubtedly the team’s best performance of the season so far.
The team showed some great teamwork and passing and took an early lead with Tom Berrill getting on the end of a cross from Ben Wilson.
A harsh penalty gifted Coton their equaliser and the visitors’ went on to win 3-1.
IN the Hunts Youth 9v9 League, Ramsey’s under-11s Falcons team beat Little Paxton 5-1 with Kyle Rudland scoring four goals and man of the match Aidan Seabridge getting the other.
In their under-12s Hunts Youth Cup game, Ramsey Jaguars hosted a team from the same club, but only drew 2-2.
That meant penalties and it was Little Paxton who went through to the next round after winning 5-3 from the spot.
Ramsey’s goalscorers were Garrison Asher and Charlie Jenkins, while Harry Fletcher got the only goal of the Hawks’ 3-1 home defeat by Gransden Youth.
Abbie Mason scored the goal in Ramsey’s under-12s girls’ 1-1 draw with Priory Parkside with Darcie Tegerdine named the player of the match.
Maisie Buckle scored Ramsey’s goal in their girls’ under-10s 2-1 defeat by Bluntisham Blasters with Lily Gilbert the player of the match.
In the Cambs and District League, the under-17s beat Newmarket Youth with Ben Tuffee and Dan Short, from the penalty spot, getting the goals.
STAPLOE & DULOE
STAPLOE & Duloe returned to winning ways in the under-13s Hunts Youth 9v9 League with a close fought win away to rivals St Neots Town Blue Saints.
After a tough opening 10 minutes the visitors found their form and began to knock the ball around with strong performances down the wings from Morris Seaton and George Barker.
With 10 minutes to go in the first half it was Seaton who cut in from the left to set up Cameron Fone who scored a great goal from 20 yards out.
St Neots pushed for an equaliser in the second half and tested Callum Fielding in goal, who made some great stops to keep the home team out, so it was Duloe who took the points to keep St Neots without a win.
ST IVES RANGERS
SUPER hotshot Adam Parr bettered his four goal performance form the first round of the Cambs & District under-14s Cup with five goals in St Ives Rangers Red Sox 9-3 defeat of Stukeley Meadows.
Parr has already scored 17 goals this season and he was joined on the score sheet by Olly Mead, Adam Parmenter (a cheeky back heel), Rory Simmons and super sub Jack Banyard.
St Ives Rangers Black Sox under-10s held Godmanchester to a 5-5 draw in a very hard fought game. St Ives took an early lead with Connor O’Donovan scoring twice before leaving the field injured.
It was Godmanchester that went in at the break 3-2 up but Rangers came back in the second half with a Jack Suttie hat-trick to finish the game all square.