LOCAL FOOTBALL: Cambs League side in hot water after having four players sent off in the same game

Football coverage from the Hunts Post.

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A local club are expected to find themselves in hot water with the Cambridgeshire FA after having four players sent off in the same game last Saturday.

Papworth Reserves men Liam Greef, Ryan Hayward, Peter Reed and Josh Philpott all saw red in a Cambs League Division 4A game against Haverhill Rovers Reserves.

The match ended in a 4-4 draw with Greef (2), Mark Wells-Johnson and Simon Mayes scoring for the Papworth side.


Huntingdon United saw off local rivals Houghton & Wyton for the second time in three weeks.

Lee Milton’s table-toppers triumphed in a Division 1B clash last month and had the edge again when the sides met in the third round of the Creake Charity Shield last Saturday.

An early Aaron Petty opener was cancelled out by a free-kick from Houghton & Wyton man Will Fordham.

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But the game was settled with 20 minutes remaining as a fine cross from United man Joe Bennett was turned into his own net by a sliding Houghton & Wyton defender.


Salv Merola enjoyed a fine start to life at AFC Barley Mow.

The new recruit hit a debut brace last Saturday following a switch from Houghton & Wyton.

Merola’s double helped his new club to a 6-1 win against Wisbech St Mary A in Division 2B. Adam Lacey hit a hat-trick while sub Michael Drage bagged the other goal.

Ramsey Pavilion’s first home outing ended in success at that level.

Tom Allgood, Kyle McPartlin and Oliver Westcott-Rudd hit the goals as they saw off Ely Crusaders 3-2 at Cricketfield Lane. It was the two teams’ second meeting in as many Saturdays after a 2-2 deadlock the previous weekend.


The cliche of football being a game of two halves has never been more evident than in a local Division 1B derby last Saturday.

St Ives Rangers looked like being swept aside by Alconbury as they tumbled into a three-goal deficit by half-time, but Dominic Moody’s men came roaring back thanks to double-strikes from Mohammed Islam and Jack Rayner to snatch a dramatic 4-3 success.

Ryan Palmer (2) and Kristien Strickson-Head had struck for Alconbury.


A striker scoring twice on a Saturday afternoon is nothing unusual - but James Hodson’s two goals last weekend came for two different teams.

Hodson found the net for Needingworth United Reserves as they mounted a super second-half comeback to claim a 6-4 success as near neighbours Houghton & Wyton Reserves in Division 5B.

Brett Swales’ side found themselves trailing 3-0 at the break but Adam Kay, Jake Linley-Brown, Dean Worrall, Tom Sinclair and Matt Houghton joined Hodson on the scoresheet in the second period of a match that kicked off at 2pm.

And Hodson then struck again when coming on as a substitute for the club’s first team in their 3-2 defeat at the hands of Haverhill Borough Reserves – a Kershaw Senior B Division clash that got under way at 3pm.

It was a better day for Buckden at that level as new boss John Wright celebrated his first win since being promoted from managing the club’s reserve side.

Dom Smith hit a hat-trick and Darren Scutt scored twice in a 5-2 triumph at Red Lodge.