Colts Round-up: Clinical Paxton crush Cougars
COLTS ROUND-UP U8 LITTLE PAXTON had their match against KC Cougars won by the break after some clinical first-half finishing. Goals by Luca Jim-Huttly, Christopher Rhodes-Elson and Arin Pekdemir put Little Paxton 3-0 up at half-time. Cougars showed plent
LITTLE PAXTON had their match against KC Cougars won by the break after some clinical first-half finishing.
Goals by Luca Jim-Huttly, Christopher Rhodes-Elson and Arin Pekdemir put Little Paxton 3-0 up at half-time. Cougars showed plenty of fight in the second half but another strike from Jim-Huttly sealed the win.
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Ramsey B hosted Warboys for a local derby and with several players missing it was Abbie Mason who excelled at the heart of the defence.
Ramsey A were in the goals at Somersham with Ketan Gardner leading the way with a hat-trick. Individual strikes from Kyle Rudland, Tom Hardie and a Josh France penalty completed a good day for the Rams.
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ST IVES Rangers D and Rowdies served up a great game for the onlookers, which Rowdies won 4-3.
Rangers missed a penalty that was to prove costly and had goals from Ben Wellings, Amir Kamel and George Cawte for their efforts.
Brampton Spartans and Little Paxton shared four goals in the first half but Spartans proved the stronger to run out 6-2 winners. Spartans goals came from Marcus Read and Jordan Locke who both netted doubles with singles from James Dean and Jamie Bunn to complete the scoring.
HEMINGFORD Black edged out Brampton Blue 2-1 in a close game at Brampton.
Joe Darer and George Connell netted the all important goals for Black. Josh Matcham was the man on target for the Blues and Blacks needed a goal-line clearance to hold on for the win.
Ramsey played Mereside Rangers in a friendly, with Liam Carrigan hitting a hat-trick and Jamie Short adding a fourth for the Rams.
Somersham Amber put up a brave fight before falling to a 7-0 defeat at Alconbury.
The Alconbury scorers were Lewis Vaughan with four, Daniel Seaman, Jose Cordero and an own goal.
SAWTRY Colts Yellow Sox drew 4-4 with rivals Sawtry Colts Blue Sox in the Hunts County Cup, before winning 3-1 on penalties.
Blues held a 3-1 advantage at the break as Bradley Bird pulled the strings, but Alfie Burton's goal kept Yellow Sox in it. Burton added another after the restart, then forced an own goal to level the scores. Blue Sox leapt ahead again, but saw a penalty athletically saved by Yellows keeper Freddie Nelson. Adam Smith levelled at 4-4, before the match was settled on spot-kicks.
Huntingdon Rowdies showed their mettle against a Stukeley Meadows team who refused to give up.
Jake McFarlane found the back of the net six times and close behind him was Billy Jennings with five.
There were singles from Danny Graves, Kian Crowe and Finlay Brandrith and Owen King crowned the day with a double to leave Rowdies 16-0 winners.
St Neots took a well earned 2-0 win from their match at Bedwell Rangers Cosmos.
Samuel Piesse nailed a shot past the diving keeper to give Saints the lead and Jonothan Riley made it 2-0 on the half-time whistle.
St Ives Rangers C were under-strength for the match against Warboys, and the Witches made them pay.
Despite the heroic efforts of George Peacock in midfield and Jakob Textor, Rangers had only a consolation from William James to show after an 8-1 defeat.
For the Witches, Kyle Coppalaro and Josh McCammon each banged in hat-tricks, with Joel Davis and Gabe Langford bagging one apiece.
Six goals were shared when Priory and Little Paxton battled on Sunday. First-half goals from Tom Berrill and Jon Ryan-Gill gave Priory a good cushion but Paxton hit back with two quick goals after half-time.
Priory took too long to get back into their stride for the second half but Alfie Bass added a third, before another lapse allowed Paxton to recover to share the points.
Priory A suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 4-2 away to Godmanchester Rovers.
Priory went 2-0 behind early on but Dominic Mason pulled one back just before the break. He added another later in the game but Rovers scored twice to take the win.
Somersham A and St Ives Rangers battled hard on the full pitch at the Millennium Ground to share the points. In the 1-1 draw Ben McNichol notched the Rangers goal.
GODMANCHESTER Rovers A fielded a patched-up team against Priory Parkside A but put together a workmanlike effort that saw them take the match 4-2.
James Horrey netted the first from over 20 yards and Ashley Hehir bagged the second.
Priory reduced the arrears on the break but two second-half strikes by Hehir either side of a second Priory effort was enough for a 4-2 win.
Two strikes from Sam Oliver secured a good away win for St Ives Rangers A at Whittlesford.
Both goals came in the opening period and good teamwork saw the points taken with a solid second-half performance.
Godmanchester B had a fruitful journey to Haverhill, turning a competent performance into a 3-1 away win.
Oliver Langford, Jack Forster and Max Darer all hit the mark as Goddy dominated proceedings, having two other efforts ruled out.
ST NEOTS put together a great performance to see off a strong Letchworth Blue team.
Saints took the lead inside sixteen minutes when Ryan Vale blasted home from 25 yards, and four minutes later they were coasting when Samuel Pritchard crashed one in from the same distance.
Although the visitors pulled a goal back, Matt Rothery netted from the spot before the break to give St Neots a 3-1 lead. Solid defence and hard work from midfield and forwards in the second half ensured the points were taken with the 3-1 win.
Godmanchester A overcame a spirited Huntingdon Rowdies to win 7-1, after Rowdies had taken the lead.
Eric Nyathi restored parity and made it 3-1 at the break after Haydon Noble had hit the second. Doubles from Chris Kaye and Elkanah Sibanda in the second half ensured that Rovers took the points.
BRAMPTON Spartans were in sublime form against St Ives Rangers.
Two first-half goals from Dominic Stevens and singles from Jonny Wrycraft, Jake Burrill and Charlie Brazier were enough to make life comfortable for Spartans. They marched on in the second half with a David Ball strike to win 6-0.
Ramsey trailed West Wratting 3-4 but hit back to win 6-4 with some great football. Liam Parish starred with four goals and one apiece from Dan Short and Kyle Ferrier rescued the day.
ALCONBURY moved back to fourth place in the league with a comfortable 6-2 win over Waterbeach.
Chris Gray's strike and goalkeeper Jack Shepherd's penalty had twice put 'Bury in the lead but the scores were level at half time.
Waterbeach started the second half the brighter but a hat-trick from Tom Hughes and one from Glyn Smith secured the win.
Huntingdon Rowdies could only muster nine men for the match at Newmarket but the depleted team put in terrific effort to keep the score to a respectable 3-0 defeat.
Priory B kept a clean sheet for the first time this season as they overcame a decent Little Paxton outfit 3-0. It took an own goal by a Paxton defender to get the scores moving, before Nathan Wood broke his duck for the season with the second and Christian Duddridge bagged the third.
Ramsey must have forgotten to change their clocks as Benwick ran amok to win 8-1, Ollie Wright netting the consolation goal.
Godmanchester B defeated Ely 4-1 with goals from Callum Parker, Henry Warren and a brace from Josh Burgess.
RAMSEY were on top their form to put seven past a hapless March Rangers.
Tom Heyes and Dan Malem both hit hat-tricks with Connor Withers bagging the other in the 7-2 win.
SOMERSHAM were in impressive mood when they defeated Isleham 3-1. Two strikes from Jake Asby and another from captain Sam Sterna got the points in the bag.