GALLERY: Doddington United beat Outwell Swifts in top of the table clash while Fenland’s sides have mixed cup fortunes
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Jermaine Watson and Dean Saunders got the goals as Doddington United saw off Outwell Swifts 2-1 in a top of the table tussle on Saturday.
Outwell went ahead after five minutes before, on the half hour, Watson levelled. On 65 minutes, Saunders’ header put Doddington ahead before a thunderstorm meant, with 20 minutes remaining, the players had to come off.
But the storm cleared and Doddington held on to leapfrog Outwell into second place in Cambs Senior B. They are six points behind leaders Barrington but have a game in hand.
Doddington manager Ashley Taylor said: “When the thunderstorm came we thought the game was going to be postponed but thankfully it cleared.
“We knew they would come at us in the last 20 minutes but we defended well and could have scored a couple on the counter.
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“It was a really good game to watch and a very good win for us.”
Doddington travel to fifth place Orwell in the league on Saturday, while Outwell will look to bounce back against Ely City Reserves in the William Coad Intermediate Cup.
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Also in Senior B, Wimblington picked up a 1-0 win at Bluntisham Rangers.
Fenland’s sides enjoyed mixed fortunes in the Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup - goals from Jack Saunders, Samuel Cubberley and Aaron McKenna helped Wisbech St Mary beat Soham Town Rangers 3-1. But Chatteris Town, despite Ross Alexander’s goal, lost 2-1 at Leverington Sports.
Whittlesey (Coates) Athletic were knocked out of the cup after losing 3-2 at Cambridge University Press. Jack Bates and Danny Dance got their goals.
In NMC 1B, Wisbech St Mary crushed Elsworth Sports 6-0. Jake Baldry, Jess Hemmings, Curtis Knight, Connor Young, Kieran Hamilton and Mark Hardwick were on target.
Manea United won 2-1 at Buckden but Chatteris Town Reserves lost 2-0 at Over Sports Reserves.
Mark Pentney scored but March Town United Reserves were 4-1 down when their game with Huntingdon United was abandoned because of a thunderstorm.
Unlucky March Town Ladies lost 1-0 to Newmarket Ladies in the S Tech South league.
Emma Frost had a goal disallowed, Emma Searle hit the crossbar and Jade Pointer also went close.
In the last minute, a last ditch clearance stopped a certain goal from a Hares free kick.
Amy Newell was in lethal form, getting all four goals, as Estover Park Girls under-18s fought back from two goals down to draw 4-4 with Bedford Town under-18s.