Round-up: Six-shooter Pressland shows Warboys the way
U7 WARBOYS muddy marvels battled their way to a 14-1 win over a luckless Stukeley Meadows side. In energy-sapping conditions the Meadows team never gave up but Warboys were in imperious form. First-half action saw Jim Presland score three and Daniel Chi
WARBOYS' muddy marvels battled their way to a 14-1 win over a luckless Stukeley Meadows side.
In energy-sapping conditions the Meadows team never gave up but Warboys were in imperious form.
First-half action saw Jim Presland score three and Daniel Chivers one, and Warboys goalkeeper James McGeoch saved a Stukeley penalty.
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With tiring legs, the second half was largely one-way with Daniel Chivers adding two more for his hat-trick, Jim Pressland racking up six and substitute Daniel Carrigan bagging five. Stukeley's efforts were rewarded with a consolation goal.
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ROWDIES F visited Sawtry Bluesox and ran out 4-3 winners in a classic game of junior football.
Kieran Kirschner and Ryan Smith twice put Rowdies ahead but Bluesox levelled twice before taking the lead.
Kirschner made it 3-3, setting the stage for Taylor O'Connell to blast home Rowdies' winner.
Bluntisham Blasters White entertained Buckden Black and the visitors got away to a flying start when James Titley struck.
Although the home side played well, further first-half strikes came from Nathan Shorrock (3) and Max Saunders (2) to put Buckden in command at the break.
Bluntisham came out determined in the second half, scoring through Daniel Philips and Oliver Taylor. Buckden's Joseph Dobos replied with two goals and Titley added a headed goal before Shorrock completed the scoring for Buckden to take his total to four. There was still time for Phillips to add his second and Bluntisham's third.
Hemingford's Lewis Brown was denied twice by Somersham's goalkeeper before he gave his team the lead. Somersham recovered well to hit back twice for the lead at the break.
Bertie Kemp got Hemingford's second after the interval, and could have scored again but for the form of the Somersham custodian. With time running down and Hemingford chasing a result, Somersham broke away to complete a 4-2 win.
Priory H produced a solid team performance to claim a 5-1 win over Warboys. Toby Hill's long-range strike got Priory up and running, and Alex Harris consolidated the advantage with a double before the break.
Cameron Furrow kept Warboys at bay early in the second half, before Jaiden Wells added a fourth for Priory. Warboys claimed the goal they deserved but Harris was on hand to restore Priory's four-goal margin.
A DOUBLE from Callum Alexander gave Godmanchester Rovers a 3-2 win over Fenstanton Blue in the third round of the League Cup.
Rovers made a positive start but it was well matched by some good Fenstanton defending until Alexander popped up for the opener. Undeterred, Blues took the game to Goddy and equalised from a quick free-kick early in the second half, and 10 minutes later it got even better for Fenstanton as a second strike gave them the advantage.
Josh Bavester's strike for Goddy pulled the scores level with 10 minutes to go, and Alexander saved the match from extra-time when he finished a flowing move late in the game.
Hemingford Black beat Brampton Blue 4-3 in a seven-goal cup thriller.
Josh Matcham netted twice for Brampton before Will Greatorex and Luke Toates got on the end of well-worked Hemingford moves to make it 2-2 at half time.
Sam Stevenson made it 3-2 to Hemingford shortly after the break, but Brampton leveled moments later when Matcham completed his hat-trick. The final say went to Hemingford's Hugo Chambers, who latched on to a through-ball, and coolly slotted it past the Brampton keeper.
After an impressive team performance Needingworth booked their place in the semi-final of the U10 Cup at the expense of Hemingford Reds.
Sound displays from keeper George Galpin and defenders Campbell Strong and Joe Riggs were the backbone behind a 10-1 win. Goals came from Joshua Smith (5), Benjamin Casey (3), Ryan Batsford and Daniel Turnball.
St Neots Sky and Dark Blue claimed two good wins away to Melbourne Panthers and Tigers respectively.
Sky Blues took a 5-2 win after Joe Gore had netted a hat-trick and Sam Cartwright and Jaiden Fitzpatrick scored singles.
Dark Blues were in even better scoring mode with a 7-2 win against Tigers after four first-half strikes by Gary Evans and a goal from Brett Davis put the game out of reach for the home side. Tigers made a brief recovery with two early second-half strikes but Joe Meech and Davis made sure of a comfortable win.
Jamie Short set up two goals and scored one as Ramsey defeated a spirited Brampton Reds 3-1. Liam Carrigan opened the scoring, with Bailey Tabraham notching the second after Will Brackley had slotted home Brampton's equaliser.
Brampton looked dangerous on the break in the second half but Short sealed the win for Ramsey with a fine free kick following Robbie Arthur's surging run.
GODMANCHESTER battled hard through stormy conditions at Newmarket to earn their place in the semi-final of the Knock-Out Cup.
Jared McNamara broke the early deadlock to open the scoring and then set up a second for Jake Bennett.
McNamara added his second when he sent a delightful chip over the keeper's head and Connor Rice completed the first-half scoring with a shot into the top corner.
Newmarket came out the stronger in the second half and quickly got on the scoresheet but Toby Graham replied by tapping in a pass from McNamara.
James Osborne pulled off an athletic top corner save to thwart the Newmarket comeback but was unable to stop an unfortunate own goal. Jack Donnellan then set up a goal for Mo Hassan and Jake Bennett closed the game with a solo run to give Goddy a 7-2 victory.
PRIORY A booked their place in the Hunts Cup Final with a 1-0 win at St Neots.
The match was never going to be a great spectacle with the heavy underfoot conditions making football difficult and the match was decided with a well-taken goal from Ryan Galbraith in the first half.
Both Brampton Spartans and Waterbeach battled the elements to produce a quality match that Spartans won 5-2.
Harry Clark and Harry Cotton gave Spartans a two-goal lead which George Smith increased to three before the break. A penalty by Doug Reynolds increased Waterbeach's troubles before a mini comeback saw them score two well-worked goals. Ellis Ogle finished the job for Spartans who ran out comfortable winners.
ST NEOTS entertained top of the table Baldock and surprised them with an early goal from Ryan Vale.
The visitors were back in the game with an equaliser six minutes later and then hit a further two when the Saints defence failed to clear their lines.
Saints began the second half strongly and pulled a goal back five minutes in when Matthew Gilbert scored with a half-volley despite the best effort of the visiting keeper. The visitors restored their two-goal advantage 10 minutes later then scored the goal of the game for a 5-2 win.
IT WAS seven-up for Callum Parker as Godmanchester mauled the Peterborough Tigers with an 11-1 win.
Luke Parker added two more and Stuart Wren flew in to bag a brace. Even the Tigers goal was credited to a Goddy player as Lewis Collins beat his own keeper with ease to give Tigers a consolation score.
ST NEOTS strolled through to the next round of the U17 Knock-Out Cup with a convincing 12-1 win at Shelford and Stapleford.
Saints were in complete control throughout apart from the first ten minutes when the home side took advantage of the wind at their backs to force an own goal.
Saints were soon on level terms, and made light of the atrocious conditions and played some good passing football to navigate the quagmire in the middle of the park.
Goals came at regular intervals with Jamie McDonald (5), Taylor Brooks (3) and Michael Kennoy (2) filling their boots, while there were singles for Rhys Irons and Dan Birkinshaw.