Bluntisham Rangers A WONDERFUL combination of passing football and hard graft saw the U12s through to the third round of the KO Cup, with a dramatic extra-time win against Histon. The North Cambridge side are undefeated in their league this season, but we
A WONDERFUL combination of passing football and hard graft saw the U12s through to the third round of the KO Cup, with a dramatic extra-time win against Histon.
The North Cambridge side are undefeated in their league this season, but were soon behind when the impressive Peattie made it 1-0 to Rangers.
Histon fought back with two goals and could have been further ahead had it not been for some sterling defensive work from Thompson, Moore and Kehoe.
After the break, Rangers upped the pace and were rewarded when good movement from McEwen, Simons and Sterna saw McEwen felled in the box. Schweir confidently tucked the ball away and the game finished 2-2.
The extra-time period belonged to Bluntisham, who sealed their place in the next round courtesy of further goals from Sterna (2) and McEwen, after good work from the rampaging Clarke Parker.
BLUNTISHAM U11s romped to a 5-2 win over Chatteris, after a game of exciting, attacking football.
Chatteris put Rangers' defence under a lot of pressure and might have had more luck had keeper George King not been in such inspirational form.
Goals from Jonathan Richardson and a brace from the in-form Michael Rowden gave Blunty a narrow half-time lead, with Chatteris scoring twice.
After the interval, Rangers started to dominate the game with some neat passing which paid off when Jack Uttridge's sharp mind and quick feet saw him latch onto a poor pass from the Chatteris keeper and lash the ball home.
Uttridge then showed dogged determination as his shot glanced off a Chatteris defender to seal the points for Rangers.
THE U10As drew 2-2 away at Hardwick in a well-played friendly in which Blunty continued to show some excellent form.
Rangers took the lead when Dominic Gowland's well hit cross found Jordan Jones who made no mistake in stroking the ball into the back of the net.
After the break, Hardwick equalised but another run of Bluntisham pressure saw George Davies put away a cross from MoM Lewis Brant.
Hardwick fought back and close to the end of the game caught Blunty out of position and scored to even the match at 2-2.
RANGERS U8As lost 6-2 to a well-organised Bar Hill Colts side. After a tight first period Bar Hill led 1-0 but soon added two more goals.
Blunty pulled one back with a determined run and finish from Harry Taylor, but two excellent long range strikes put Bar Hill 5-3 up.
Connor Beaumont scored a fine individual goal for Rangers but the visitors scored a sixth, despite the midfield efforts of MoM Jack Fairhurst.
SQUAD: Chris Lucas, Ben Johnson, Connor Beaumont, Jack Fairhurst, Luke Young, Harry Taylor, Calum Taylor, Rowan Wilson, Toby Davies, Christian Wiggins-Browne, Taylor Jugg.
A FLATTERING 8-0 scoreline to Stretham belied a battling performance from Bluntisham, who refused to roll over against the league leaders.
In an evenly matched first half, the hosts went ahead through defensive lapses and mistakes, but were more them matched by the battling Bluntisham midfield.
Defensively, Rangers were strong against the Stretham attack. Some individual performances of note came from the Bluntisham defence of Craig Allen, Callum Pedlar, Antonio Scarafile and Ryan Parsons, who battled hard all match. The midfield was also strong, with Alex Holland and Matthew Burroughs working hard. MoM was Craig Allen.
THE U10s drew with KC Cougars for the second time this season, 1-1, with MoM Cameron Brown continuing his good run of goalscoring form.
Cougars equalised late on with a wicked in-swinging corner.
SQUAD: Luke Upshall, Ciaran Quigley, Tom Cooke, George Mackay, Cameron Brown, Jack Mace, Nathan Brown, Jack Mallett, Jimi Mallett, Adam Quincey, James Oldfield.
THE U13s crashed out of the Hunts Cup in the cruellest way possible, losing on penalties to St Ives in the semi-final.
Spartans were 2-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Nick Garner and Lewis Long but St Ives fought back to take a 3-2 lead before an own goal sent the game into extra-time.
Neither side could find a winner and so, from the spot, Rangers held their nerve to reach the final.
SQUAD: Amit Puntambekar, Benn Stocker, Pete Bingham, Richard Kelsey, James Wilkinson, Lewis Long, Neil Harrison, Zack Turner, Adam Barrett, Nick Garner, Luke Gatford, Adrian Ganna, James Maisey.
A DISAPPOINTING performance saw the U11s lose 2-0 at Rowdies. A goal in each half settled things, with Spartans rarely threatening the home goal.
SQUAD: Jordan Mason, Callum Paterson, Charlie Clarke, Ben Hooban, Sam Owen, Zach Robinson, Dan Hyde, Will Scott, Jimmy Witherall, Ruari Clark, Jack Snare, Dewi Brettle, George Wilson.
TWO late goals in three minutes by Ben Greenall gave Spartans U12s three vital points.
A determined chase by Josh Read presented Jake Shepherd with a difficult chance, but he shot Spartans in front from a very difficult angle. Will Kenmir and Liam Robinson each missed two chances to add to the tally, but Needingworth shocked the home side early in the second half with two quick goals.
A tactical switch to move Tim Major onto the wing paid off, as he created the space for the goals. Kieran Priest was awarded MoM
SQUAD: Tom Davies, Harrison Hinde, Joe Hamblin, Liam Robinson, Jack Kenmir, Ben Greenall, "Chippy" Richards, Kieran Priest, Josh Read, Max Lines, Will Kenmir, Jake Shepherd, Tim Major.
ROVERS U16As secured three points against Aztecs with a 3-0 win that was built on a solid goalkeeping performance from Chris Hefferan.
Goals from David Barratt, Keith Webb and an own goal from Aztecs sealed the win for Rovers.
SQUAD: Chris Hefferan, Will Mayes, Sam Paget, David Jobe, Matt Challanger, Edward Gee, Keith Webb, David Barratt, Tim Smith, Craig Johnston, Stuart Clayton, Captain Areon Elsom, Brendan Fulton, Alex McCarthy, Harry Toca, Olly Ramos.
A BRACE from Ryan Palmer and one from Fraser Gant put Rovers U12Bs through to the next round of the KO Cup with a 3-0 win over Priory C.
In a tight game, where Goddy's defence was first class, Ricky Knaepal won MoM.
SQUAD: Jamie Crook, Chris Osborne, Jack Carson, Robert Lowin, Callum Walter, Ross Graham, Omar Icin, Jack Harwood, Shaun Flack, Scott Rogers, Joe Brennan, Ricky Knaepal, Marwan Hassan, Fraser Gant, Ryan Palmer.
THE U12Bs beat Girton 6-3 and in the process reversed a 6-0 drubbing from earlier in the season.
An excellent hat-trick from MoM Lewis Jones and further goals from Andrew Burling and Max West secured the three points.
SQUAD: Matthew Cord, Peter Sutton, Oliver Le Farge, Ryan Page, Lewis Hammond, Haydn Densley, Andrew Burling, Darius Kwong, Jack McConnell, Alex Murray, Max West, Louis Jones, Luke Thorneycraft.
ROVERS U11As played some outstanding football to overpower Priory A with a 7-0 win.
Goals from Allan Owen (3), Jordan Crook (2), Adam Hawthorn and Jack Goodall secured the three points. MoM was Harry Gwynne.
ON a frosty morning, Rovers U11Bs picked up a hard fought win with a 4-1 victory at Saffron Walden.
Ten minutes into the game, a through pass from defender Luke Parker gave Tom Hodgson the first goal but Walden were soon back on level terms.
Shortly after Saffron Walden equalised with a fine goal. Goddy were then awarded a penalty which was converted by skipper Henry Warren before Callum Parker made it 3-1 just before the break.
The points were made safe in the second half when Warren made it 4-1. A battling performance from Harry Oates at the back earnt him MoM while Henry Warren picked up the Manager's Award for his two goals.
SQUAD: Stuart Wren, Toby Deller, Luke Parker, Will Collett, Harry Oates, Robert Lynch, Ben Smith, Joe Cox, Callum Parker, Tom Hodgson, Henry Warren.
AN ENERGETIC friendly between Rovers U10Bs and Buckden Juniors provided some edge of the seat excitement for onlookers. Captain Millie Harris's team provided some tough competition and MoM Mike O'Connor proved to be a natural keeper in his first ever match in that role. Two great goals from Tim Gladding and Jamie Harris put Goddy on the scoresheet but it wasn't to be their day in the end, as Buckden ran out 4-2 winners.
SQUAD: Millie Harris, Jamie Harris, Jamie Wick, Tom Marrion, Harrison Maggs, Jason Haslop, Benedict Brien, Harley Green, Tim Gladding, Mike O'Connor, Jake Burrill.
ROVERS U10Cs lost 2-1 against St Neots, despite a goal from Sean Olley. Aaron Riseley looked like he'd scored an equaliser for Goddy, but the goal was disallowed and Saints took the points. MoM was Simon Zientek.
SQUAD: Kieran Bruce, Max Elliott, Scott Johnston, Cameron Macleod, Peter Maylor, Sean Olley, Aaron Riseley, Jamie Worrall, Simon Zientek.
ROVERS U8Bs romped to a 7-0 win against Buckden after a solid display of excellent passing and good teamwork.
Rovers' Ashley Hehir opened the scoring with a well-taken effort before he doubled the advantage and then claimed a hat-trick to put Godmanchester in control.
Nathan Brown then got in on the act with two goals of his own before Matt Weekes completed the rout.
MoM was George Allgood for an unselfish performance.
SQUAD: Tom Mawson, Max Darer, Nathan Brown, Daniel Willoughby, Matt Weekes, Cameron corden,George Allgood, Ashley Hehir, Jack Forster, Jack Gathercole.
GRAVELEY Reds U10 lost their first home game of the season going down 4-3 to friendly rivals Priory D in a thrilling encounter.
Priory led 4-0 at one point but great character from the Reds saw goals from Ben McConnell, Kacey Nicholson and Ben Rodgers put late pressure on Parkside.
MoM went to Ben McConnell who put in a strong second half performance.
SQUAD: Ian Donald, David Hall, George Harris, Alfie Judd, Ben McConnell, Kacey Nicholson, Cameron Olley, Ben Rodgers.
HEMINGFORD lost 3-1 at Saffron Walden, on a quagmire of a pitch. Walden raced into a 2-0 halftime lead after the visitors had failed to get going.
After the break, a few changes saw Hemingford get back into the game when George Welch converted a dangerous cross from Liam Hemming.
However, while Hemingford pressed forward for an equaliser, Walden hit them on the break to complete the scoring.
MoM was keeper Harry Williams who kept his side in the game at all times with some excellent saves.
SQUAD: Harry Williams, George Welch, Mickey Sheppard, Alex Mount, Luke Andrews, Ben Lambert, Sammy Lindley, George Moore, Alex Browne, Liam Hemming, Daniel Lew, Luke English, David King.
ROWDIES U14As beat Eaton Socon 4-1 with goals from Wayne Childerley, Neil Macphee, Josh Dawkin and Joe Furness. MoM was Jake Pinner with some excellent last ditch tackles.
SQUAD: Jake Pinner, Ben Yeomans, Callum Barker, Joe Furness, Neil Macphee, Wayne Childerley, Alex Clipsham, Josh Sadler, Micky Drage, Liam Sancaster, Alex Abblitt, Josh Dawkin,Sam Morris, Niall Connroy-Owen.
STRONG defending and goals from Lewis Clarke, Tom Dixon and Jake Thornton helped Rowdies U12s to a 3-1 win over Chatteris Town A and saw them progress into the next round of the Knockout Cup.
MoM was captain Matt Gaynor for covering every blade of grass in an energetic performance.
SQUAD: Richard Brandon, Jordan Carbery, Lewis Clarke, Daniel Coles, Reece Crowsen, Tom Dixon, Matt Gaynor, Jordan Gillbanks, Josh Goddard, Adam Naylor, Jake Thornton, Elliott Webber.
IN A very tough game, played in heavy conditions away at Ellesmere Eagles, the Rowdies U11Bs put in a very spirited performance but were unfortunate to lose 5-1 with the last three Ellesmere goals coming in the last 10 minutes of the match.
The first half was a close affair with both sides producing goal scoring opportunities and the Rowdies missing a penalty.
After going in 2-0 down at the break, Rowdies came out with renewed determination and, having halved the deficit, looked set to make a comeback.
Huntingdon pressed for the equaliser and Ellesmere took advantage on the break to score three late goals and take the points.
MoM was keeper Harvey Kitchen for a string of outstanding saves.
SQUAD: Jake Leonce, Harry Hackett, Ryan Edwards, Joe Bennett, Craig Holliday, Zack Moore, Jackson Stocker, Jordan Carver, Jordan Young, Dominic Sibanda, Billie Barbary, Jamie Waterworth, Harvey Kitchin, Jonathan Knight, Harry Grimwood, Megan Stow.
ROWDIES U10Bs had their best result of the season by beating St Ives 7-1 courtesy of goals from MoM Ali John (4) and Leshon Douglas.
SQUAD: Ryan Palmer, Scott Hunter, Kurtis Langley, Leshon Douglas, Ali John, Becky Wilson, Brandon Hufford, Charlie Prince.
PAXTON continued their good away form with a fine 6-1 victory against Priory Parkside T.
Paxton continually attacked the Priory goal from the off but squandered several good chances until Jake Dexter opened the scoring.
It took just a couple of minutes before Can Pekdemir's firmly stuck shot went through a crowded area to make it 2-0 at the break.
Dexter and Pekdemir scored again in the second period to make it 4-0 but Priory never gave up and started to create chances in the final period.
However, Dexter scored his third of the game before Priory responded with a well worked goal.
Paxton completed the scoring when Sean Haran was rewarded for his hard work with a goal to finish off a very entertaining game.
SQUAD: James Pearman, Can Pekdemir, Sean Haran, Kyle Ottaway, Alex Turner, Jake Dexter, Josh Matheson.
THE U15s ran out 5-2 winners against Waterbeach Colts with goals from Matt Radley, Ryan Battley, James Biddle, Will Jackson, Alex Roberts and MoM Carmine Ruggerio.
DESPITE a battling performance on a difficult pitch with a depleted squad, Needingworth were unlucky to suffer another 2-1 loss to Ramsey.
Jake Watling finished off a good team move with a snapshot from inside the box but Ramsey equalised immediately from the re-start with a great solo goal. Ramsey scored their second goal just before half time and Needy could not find a way back into the game.
MoM was Liam Peacock for a good attitude when needed to play in different positions throughout the game. Also, well done to Arnie Harvey, Liam Peacock and Ashley Poole for their stints in goal.
SQUAD: Tom Rayner, Alex Cook, Thomas Biddle, Bradley Maher, Jake Watling, Liam Peacock, Arnie Harvey, Ashley Poole.
PARKSIDE U13As booked their place in the Hunts County Cup final, brushing aside Bushfield Park 5-3.
Priory opened the scoring when Connor Hall found the net but Bushfield were soon on level terms again. However, a super turn and shot from MoM Thomas Moffat gave Priory a half-time lead.
After the break, Priory increased their lead when Dan Wright swept home close range before George Tolliday's pin-point free-kick made it four.
Bushfield got back in the game with two goals but Parkside secured their place in the final when Tolliday nodded home a cross.
SQUAD: Adam Barnett, Kyle Batten, Dan Birkinshaw, Cameron Brettle, Ryan Brown, Sean Enos, Ryan Ferrara, Connor Hall, Adam Kidman, Gordon Logan, Thomas Moffat, Aiden McLean, Chris Newton, George Tolliday, Daniel Wright.
THE U13Bs drew 2-2 with Chatteris at the weekend, despite a double from inform striker Ryan Baxter.
Priory started well and took an early lead before Chatteris levelled. Baxter then put Parkside ahead again but Chatteris capitalised on a midfield mistake to snatch a point.
MoM was Chris Pyke for some tight marking and astute positional play.
THE U12Bs progressed to round three of the KO Cup after a penalty shootout was needed to get a result with Comberton Crusaders.
Goals from Lewis Miller and Seb Hall in normal time helped Priory to a 2-2 draw before their penalty success.
SQUAD: Jonathan Bannister, Matthew Nicholson, Joseph Kokotka, Lewis Miller, Gregg Narbett, Karl Samal, Seb Hall, Liam Brook, Joe bradbury, Jamie Green, Adam Williams, Kane Coombs, Aiden Stockwell, Andrew Leighton.