Football round-up: Outwell’s winning run swiftly ended and Wimblington have an afternoon to forget
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All good things must come to an end, and that was certainly the case for Outwell Swifts as their 15-match winning run was halted by Soham Town Rangers Reserves.
Soham’s second-string travelled to Outwell sitting five places below the league leaders, but they were not deterred by their inferior league position and strikes from Kenneth Holmes and Alex Martin ensured that the Greens’ Reserves would be the first team to take all three points off the Swifts.
In the Kershaw Premier League, a James McManus goal wasn’t enough for Wisbech St Mary as they fell 2-1 to fellow title-chasers Fulbourn Institute.
The result sees Fulbourn leapfrog Wisbech into second in the league table, only three points behind league leaders Great Shelford.
In the Kershaw Senior B, Wimblington hosted Godmanchester Rovers Reserves but had an afternoon to forget as the visitors ran out 6-0 winners.
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Wimblington’s heavy defeat was their tenth of the season, and leaves them in 12th in the league.
In NMC 1B, a controversial decision extended Wisbech St Mary’s lead at the top of the league against an unfortunate Fordham side.
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With Fordham one-nil up thanks to an Adam Cummings header just before the interval, the referee, standing on the edge of the 18 yard area, adjudged that the ball had crossed the Fordham goal line, much to Fordham’s dismay.
League-toppers Wisbech eventually went on to win the game, leaving Fordham scratching their heads and feeling a little hard done by.
In the same division, Chatteris Town Rangers played their part in a nine-goal thriller, but were unfortunately on the wrong end of a 7-2 result against Buckden.
March Town Reserves were in cup action - travelling to Saffron Rangers for a Creake Charity Shield encounter - and the Hares took their place in the third round of the competition with a 2-1 win.
Goals from David Jackson and Thomas Morton set up a tie with lower-league Houghton & Whyton.
In NMC 2B, Mepal Sports were in fine goal scoring form, hitting seven past Bluntisham Rovers Reserves in a 7-1 win, and March Rangers put Wisbech St Mary ‘A’ to the sword with a dominant 4-1 triumph.
Chatteris Fen Tigers roared to a 5-0 win over Lakenheath Casuals in NMC 3B, and Earith United also found their scoring boots with a 6-0 trouncing of Waterbeach Colts Old Boys.
Upwell Town were also on the winning side but not as spectacularly, beating The Eagle with a comfortable 2-0 win.
Doddington United were the high-scorers of the weekend with a stunning 9-0 victory over NMC 4B rivals Isleham Warriors thanks to four goals from Daniel Blake, and neither Fordham Reserves and Chatteris Town ‘A’ could find the net in a 0-0 stalemate.
And finally, Chatteris Town ‘B’ were brushed aside 4-1 by Lakenheath Casuals Reserves in NMC 5B, Guyhirn continued their march to the top by thumping Barton Mills 9-1, Upwell Town Reserves took a point from their trip to Ely Crusaders Reserves after nicking a 1-1 draw and Wicken Athletic fell 3-1 to Cottenham United ‘A.’