LOCAL FOOTBALL: Turner makes his mark at Brampton while Bassett opens his Eaton Socon account

Lee Bassett (right) scored both goals for Eaton Socon.

Lee Bassett (right) scored both goals for Eaton Socon. - Credit: Archant

New signing Martin Turner made an immediate impact when firing Brampton to a first win of the Kershaw Premier Division season on Tuesday night.

Turner made a grand entrance with a debut hat-trick as Wayne Ambler’s side thumped Gamlingay 4-0 at the Memorial Field.

Nick Garner was the other player to find the net as they opened their points account after starting the Cambs League top-flight campaign with back-to-back defeats.

Another prolific striker to open his account for a new club on Tuesday was Lee Bassett.

The new Eaton Socon capture bagged both goals as they edged out Hemingfords United 2-1 in a derby clash at the Mick George Stadium.

Bassett opened the scoring early on, but that strike was cancelled out by the visitors on the half-hour as Adam King levelled.

But parity proved to be short-lived as Bassett struck again with a long-range blast to earn victory moments later.

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Eaton Socon then missed a number of gilt-edged chances to extend their lead before being reliant on three fine stops from goalkeeper Andrew Wale to keep them ahead as they claimed a second successive victory this term.

Great Paxton were reduced to nine men as they made a losing start to the Kershaw Senior A Division season last night.

Richard Conby and Barney Niccolls both saw red in a 2-1 reverse at Ely City Reserves. Stephen Harper hit the Paxton goal.

The Kershaw Senior B Division also kicked off last night, but only one of the three local teams in action could claim victory.

That was Needingworth United, who beat Witchford 96 courtesy of a solitary goal from Dan Sherlock with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.

Sawtry claimed a sweet slice of Peterborough & District League Premier Division revenge on Tuesday night.

Player-boss Michael Simpson headed a late winner to earn a 4-3 triumph against Stilton in the second A1 derby clash of the season between the two sides.

Stilton won 2-0 at Sawtry on the opening day of the season at the end of last month.


Cambs League

Kershaw Premier Division: Brampton 4 (Turner 3, Garner), Gamlingay 0; Eaton Socon 2 (Bassett 2), Hemingfords Utd 1 (A. King).

Kershaw Senior A Division: Somersham Tn 1 (Cawley), Girton Utd 1; Ely City Res 2, Great Paxton 1 (Harper).

Kershaw Senior B Division: Bar Hill 2, Bluntisham Rangers 0; Buckden 1, Hardwick Res 3; Needingworth 1 (Sherlock), Witchford 96 0.

Peterborough & District League

Premier Division: Stilton 3, Sawtry 4 (Craig 2, Haran, Simpson).

Division One: Peterborough Polonia 3, Warboys 4 (Cafferkey, S. Duncan).