LOCAL FOOTBALL: Jack is back with a bang as Jefferson hits hat-trick to fire Hemingfords United to victory

Jack Jefferson (left) hit a hat-trick in his first Hemingfords United appearance of the season.

Jack Jefferson (left) hit a hat-trick in his first Hemingfords United appearance of the season. - Credit: Archant

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.

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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.