Hemingfords United hot-shot Jack Jefferson made quite an impact to launch his side off the bottom of the Kershaw Premier Division last Saturday.
The teenage ace hit a second-half hat-trick in his first Cambs League appearance of the season to inspire a 3-1 success at Fulbourn Institute – a result which snapped a run of three successive defeats.
“Having Jack back after holiday really helped,” said new Hemingfords boss Matt Peacey. “He is a goalscorer and that’s something we hadn’t been doing enough.
“We also brought in young centre back Sam Stevenson and he produced a man-of-the-match performance at only 17 years of age.”
There was a fine goalscoring feat in Kershaw Senior B Division as well last Saturday. It came from Bluntisham Rangers man John Flack, who hit four of his side’s goals in a 5-1 drubbing of Cambridge University Press Reserves as they collected a first win of the new season.
There were two firsts in a Thursday derby at that level. Godmanchester Rovers Reserves gained their opening success of the season as a solitary Derek Boswell goal condemned newly-promoted Huntingdon United to a first reverse.
Rovers’ fortunes soon nosedived as they lost 7-1 at Wisbech St Mary Reserves on Saturday. They had Danny Mulgrew dismissed and Mike Rice taken to hospital with concussion after being knocked out by an elbow.
Huntingdon United shared six goals with Red Lodge on Saturday. Dom Everett, Dan York and Joe Bennett struck for the locals.
Alconbury enjoyed a spectacular start to the Division 1B campaign when thumping Littleport Town 9-1. Kristien Strickson-Head hit a hat-trick to lead the charge with James Edwards netting twice.
Fenstanton mounted a fine second-half comeback to earn a 3-3 draw against Mildenhall Town Reserves. The locals trailed at the break, but David Moore and Harry Taylor dragged them back into contention before Craig Flavell hit a late equaliser.
Brampton Reserves began with a bang in Division 2B. Ellis Ogle and Omar Marsh both bagged braces as they thumped Soham United Reserves 6-0. Jake Burton hit a hat-trick and Kyle McPartlin scored twice as Ramsey Pavilion eased to a 5-1 win at Doddington in their curtain-raiser at the same level.