Round-up: St Ives U11 beaten in 13-goal feast
A full round-up of Huntingdonshire’s colts action
ST IVES RANGERS
ST IVES Rangers U11 scored five goals, but still came out on the wrong end of the result in a goal-packed game against Fulbourn.
Lewis Lyden hit a hat-trick and Jacob Martin and Mark Shirley contributed goals as Rangers were beaten 8-5 by the better side.
Rangers U10J enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 away win over neighbours Huntingdon Rowdies S. A first-half hat-trick from Owen Charge got Rangers off and running, and James Elvin hit two after the break.
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An excellent second-half team display from St Ives Rangers U8D saw them turn around a 1-0 half-time deficit with two goals from Thomas Gore and a hat-trick from Connor O’Donovan.
Rangers U14 travelled to Milton and came away with all three points after a 3-2 win. They came from behind through Bradley Smith, Scott Pepper, Kieran Price, but Milton put a late second past the solid Lewis Hopkin to set up a tense finish.
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The U12A team ran out 7-3 winners over Godmanchester Rovers. Ruben Trillo scored two, and Callum McDuffus and Murray Reid made it 4-0 at half time. Goddy struck back, but McDuffus, William Rolt and Adam Roberts made the game safe before Rovers claimed two consolations.
Rangers U11R hit a 7-0 win over Alconbury as Robert Carlos bagged four goals and Declan Rice hit a hat-trick.
Alconbury U9 visited Fenstanton and took a point in a hard-fought 3-3 draw.
First half goals came from Samuel Martin and Jack Goodyear as Alconbury took a 2-1 lead to the break, before Fenstanton came back in the second half. Josh Bell’s second-half goal secured a point for Alconbury.
Alconbury U16s worked hard against league leaders Hundon but with neither side able to capitalise on chances, the match remained goalless.
Alconbury Red U10 beat Stukeley Meadows 11-0 with two goals from goalkeeper Ben Howlett, three for Max Hawthorne, and one each for Max Harding, Jake Connelley, Manas Joshi, Kyle Kirschner, Leopard Bragg and Ross Mackie.
Alconbury U10 Blue beat Bluntisham Blasters Red 3-2 as Jacob Pack hit two and Matthew Harvey one.
Alconbury U13 Girls started their cup run against Hormead with a 2-1 win, with goals from Abbie Mills and Rachael Mumford.
Mollie Flack’s goal gave the U16 Girls a 1-1 draw with Burwell Tigers.
ROVERS U11 could not turn possession into goals as they went down 5-1 to Ramsey. Rowan Chapman pulled a goal back to make it 2-1, before Ramsey stretched their lead towards the end.
Two goals from leading marksman Adam Hawthorn were not enough to give Goddy U16B all three points in 2-2 draw with Great Paxton, as the visitors’ keeper equalised in stoppage time from his own penalty area, aided by the wind.
Rovers U13A beat Cambridge Celts 4-0 in the League Cup in Colin Leggett’s final game as manager, as Callum Brown, Greg Goodwin, Will Taylor and Ashley Hehir delivered the goals. In goal, Tom Daniel played his part by saving a penalty.
The U12s suffered a 7-3 reversal at St Ives Rangers, scoring through James Osborne, Jack Donnellan and Sam Coulson.
The 11 players of the U14A team went down 2-1 to Arbury Aces, with Elkanah Sibanda netting for Goddy.
Rovers U14B went down 2-1 at Staploe and Duloe after Nathan Storey had given them the lead.
Somersham’s U10s were beaten by the odd goal in nine in a thriller against Bluntisham Blasters. Somersham led through Elliot Jakes, but Blasters equalised by the break. Alfie Machin hit a brace and Kai Hickinson added one, but Bluntisham scored four for the win.
Somersham U12 lost 2-0 as they battled the wind at home to Teversham. They conceded another after the break before a formation change led to quick-fire goals from Josh Gotobed, Loz Wilson and Marcel Cherlin which brought them level. A late Teversham strike was enough to give them the points.
HEMINGFORD U10 enjoyed a 5-1 win over St Ives Rangers.
Jaden Rogers fired in the first and Hugo Chambers added a second before half time. Bertie Kemp in the Hemingford goal was equal to Rangers’ best efforts, aided by his defence. Rogers completed his hat-trick in the second half, with Chambers getting his second, and though Ben Dack smashed home for St Ives, the points went to the Hemingfords.
PRIORY U16s’ 100 per cent start to the season ended with a 2-1 loss at Balsham, as Liam Dawson equalised the home side’s opener. Balsham got a second with 15 minutes left and Priory were left ruing a disallowed goal from Jordan Forshaw.
The U14 team won 4-2 at Letchworth Yellows after coming from 2-0 down. Three goals in seven minutes, through Ryan Vale, Alfie Judd and Shawn Mwambe, turned the tide, before Vale added his second and Matt Rothery saved a penalty.
Priory U8 beat Warboys 3-0 with excellent goals from Sammy Fraser, Connor Sharman and Danny Ager.
Priory U15A overcame old rivals West Wratting with a battling performance. James Miller was excellent in goal, and Priory went ahead when Ross Coulson touched home Owen Dixon’s free-kick. Tom Meech’s powerful free-kick sealed the game.
Priory Parkside U14B beat Haverhill Rovers 3-1 thanks to a brace from Sam Pritchard and a strike from Bradley Sargeant, despite having no substitutes.
Priory U13A cruised into the next round of the League Cup with a 17-2 win at St Ives. Priory shared the goals around as Jordan Brown (4), Ben Melrose (4), Blake Rivers (3), Dom Mason (3), Reece Keating, Matthew Greenland and Ryan Galbraith got among the goals.
Goals from Luca Falzarano and Sam Cooke gave an on-fire U13B side a 2-0 win in the League Cup first round against Cherry Hinton Lions.
The U12 team got off to a good start against Little Paxton, as Fraser Clarke gave them an early lead before Paxton levelled. Paxton added two more before Clarke claimed his second and Priory ran out of time for the equaliser in a 3-2 defeat.
The U9s lost an entertaining friendly against Buckden. Luca Jim-Huttly scored either side of three Buckden goals and Rohan Humphrey scored a fine solo effort but Buckden won 5-3.
William Allan gave Paxton U11s the lead in their 2-2 draw with Hemingford Reds. Reds equalised before George Gadd put Paxton ahead again, though they could not hold the lead and had to share the spoils.
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THE U11 Blues were beaten 4-1 at home by FC Comets, despite going ahead through Gary Evans and the good play of Callum Taylor.
The U12 team had Rylee Scott to thank for the only goal in a 1-0 win over Bishop’s Stortford Town.
Braces from Benjamin Casey, Josh Smith and Dan Turnbull secured a fine 6-0 win for the U11s over Brampton Spartans Red. Ryan Batsford, Joe Riggs and Liam Harvey were excellent in midfield with Campbell Strong on form in defence.
Ramsey U10A went down by the only goal of the game when Somersham Gold visited. The B side were also unlucky, losing 8-0 on their travels to Little Paxton.
The U11 Rams cruised to a 5-1 win over Godmanchester, as Robbie Arthur hit two and Liam Carrigan crashed in a hat-trick.
The U12s had few answers for Newmarket as they lost 6-0.
For the U13s, Oliver Jenkins, Rory Taggart, Jordan Mays, Ben Short and Benn Warren were on target in a 5-1 win over Little Paxton.
The U15s beat Sawston 5-2 with goals from Thomas Russell, Bradley Maher (2), Jake Temple and Kyle Ferrier. Maher’s second was the pick of the bunch as he looped a shot over the keeper from halfway.
The U16s lost 4-3 at Hemingford despite goals coming from Elliott Cafferkey, Sam Pettitt and Luke Sterna.
Ramsey U10 Girls emerged all square from an eight-goal thriller at Chatteris.
JAMIE Watson hit two second-half goals to pull Buckden U10 White to a 2-2 draw with Priory A. James Allen, George Clark and Jensen Baird linked well to create the goals.
Joe Brooks and Adam Brown scored in the U9 Whites’ 2-2 draw with Priory A.
COUGARS U15 eased into the second round of the Hunts County Cup with a 9-0 win over St Ives Rangers. Jack Bowen scored four, with two from Sam Hills and good individual goals from Joe Postins, Andy Wilkins and Cam Macleod.
Rowdies U10s kept on battling until the end, but they could not contain St Ives Rangers J and lost 5-0.
THE U12s agonisingly lost out 7-6 in an end-to-end game against Chatteris B. Kyle Coppolaro and Tyler Atkins both bagged hat-tricks but it was not enough for the win.
The U10s beat Somersham 6-1 in a high-quality match, as Harry England netted three, Joe Tattersall two and Ellis Ball one.
The U8 Wizards crashed five past Ramsey without reply as Danny Carrigan hit a great hat-trick and Liam Baker contributed a brace. Stand-in goalkeeper Ryan Bullard kept Ramsey at bay with some excellent saves.
STAPLOE AND DULOE
IN AN all-action encounter Staploe and Duloe U9 saw off KC Cougars 7-5. Finlay Stewart, Robert Jenkins and George Fairbrass got among the goals for Staploe and Duloe.