Soham continue fine form as Benwick hit 11 in county cup

Benwick Athletic Res vs Doddington United Res

Action from Benwick Athletic Reserves' 11-2 win over Doddington United Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League's Junior Cup. - Credit: Daniel Mason/Archant

Some of our local football sides were in fine fettle as they continued their momentum in the Cambridgeshire County League’s ‘Champions League’ tournament. 

One of those sides include Soham Town Rangers Reserves, who backed up their previous thrashing with another dominant display in the Senior Cup. 

The Greens dispatched Somersham Town 4-0 in Group C on Saturday, April 24, first-team player-manager Robbie Mason scoring twice. 

In the same group, Wisbech St Mary Reserves were beaten 5-1 at home to Kershaw Premier side Hemingfords United. 

Benwick Athletic Res vs Doddington United Res

Action from Benwick Athletic Reserves' 11-2 win over Doddington United Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League's Junior Cup. - Credit: Daniel Mason/Archant

In Group D, Cottenham United backed up an impressive 2-0 win at Eynesbury United with victory over Hardwick on Tuesday as Isleham United beat Fordham in Group E.

In Group A of the Intermediate Cup, Benwick Athletic lost 6-0 at AFC Walpole while Doddington United lost 4-1 at Guyhirn on Wednesday after a 2-1 win over March Academy last Saturday.

Benwick Athletic Res vs Doddington United Res

Action from Benwick Athletic Reserves' 11-2 win over Doddington United Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League's Junior Cup. - Credit: Daniel Mason/Archant

Benwick Athletic Res vs Doddington United Res

Action from Benwick Athletic Reserves' 11-2 win over Doddington United Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League's Junior Cup. - Credit: Daniel Mason/Archant

Burwell Tigers, who beat Over Sports Reserves 3-1 on Saturday, failed to repeat the feat after a 5-2 defeat at Exning United on Tuesday in Group D.

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On Wednesday night, Ely City ‘A’, who notched their first win in Group D with a 3-1 success over Stretham last weekend, thrashed Soham United 7-1 in the Junior Cup, Benjamin Marshall scoring a hat-trick.

Also in the Junior Cup, Soham Town Rangers 'A' followed victory with a draw at West Row Gunners, Stretham won while Cottenham United Reserves, who also won on Saturday, were beaten at Longstanton in midweek.

Benwick Athletic Res vs Doddington United Res

Action from Benwick Athletic Reserves' 11-2 win over Doddington United Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League's Junior Cup. - Credit: Daniel Mason/Archant

There were also weekend wins for Lt Downham & Pymoor Swifts, Stretham Reserves and Witchford 96 Reserves, but defeat for Wicken.

Benwick Athletic Res vs Doddington United Res

Action from Benwick Athletic Reserves' 11-2 win over Doddington United Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League's Junior Cup. - Credit: Daniel Mason/Archant

Benwick Athletic Res vs Doddington United Res

Action from Benwick Athletic Reserves' 11-2 win over Doddington United Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League's Junior Cup. - Credit: Daniel Mason/Archant

The big Saturday winners were Benwick Athletic Reserves, who smashed 11 past Doddington United Reserves in Group B, as AFC Christchurch were held to a 1-1 draw at Guyhirn Reserves.

It is confirmed that Ely City Reserves and Wimblington have pulled out of the competition. 

The Cambridgeshire County League have announced it will become inactive on its social media platforms this weekend.

Benwick Athletic Res vs Doddington United Res

Action from Benwick Athletic Reserves' 11-2 win over Doddington United Reserves in the Cambridgeshire County League's Junior Cup. - Credit: Daniel Mason/Archant

Writing on Twitter, the Cambs League said it will support the social media boycott from 3pm tomorrow (Friday, April 30) to 11.59pm on Monday, May 3 in response to discriminatory abuse received online by players and others within the game. 

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