Lilies are up for the cup: one final secured and another up for grabs for Chatteris Town

Action from Chatteris Town's 3-0 William Coad sem-final success over Girton United. Picture: Steve W

Action from Chatteris Town's 3-0 William Coad sem-final success over Girton United. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Chatteris Town manager Ashley Taylor hailed his side for reaching the William Coad Intermediate Cup final in style - now they’re gunning for more knockout glory.

Taylor was left to reflect on one of the Lilles’ finest performances of the season as they swept to a 3-0 success over Girton United in a semi-final showdown last Saturday.

Goals from Anton Kaval, Scott Callaghan and Gary Smith fired Chatteris into a showpiece clash against fellow Kershaw Senior A Division side Outwell Swifts on April 27.

Taylor said: “We’re really looking forward to the final.

“We said before the game that the locals deserve to see Chatteris competing for trophies and they now have the chance to do that.”


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Taylor was delighted to see his men take their chances over at one end while keeping a second successive clean sheet.

“Last Saturday was one our best performances of the season so far,” added Taylor.

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“We controlled the game, created lots of opportunities and that’s back to back clean sheets now which is pleasing.”

Chatteris can clinch a place in a second final on Saturday when they travel to face Cambridge University Press in the last four of the Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup.

Elsewhere, Wisbech St Mary kept their Kershaw Premier Division title challenge on track with a 6-1 success against Fowlmere which featured six different goalscorers.

Ryan Lennon, Alex Knowles, Simon Bates, James McManus, Robert Harris and Sam Cubberley all found the net for the second-placed Saints.

Jermaine Watson kept March Town Reserves on the fringes of the Cambs League Division 1B promotion race.

Watson made the vital breakthrough as the Hares second string edged out Over Sports Reserves 1-0 last Saturday.

Runaway leaders Wisbech St Mary Reserves took another step towards the title with a 3-1 success at Alconbury.

Teddy Haime and Jack Mockford found the net with an own goal completing the Saints second string’s tally as they maintained their whopping 21-point cushion at the summit.

March Rangers collected a highly creditable draw at Division 2B table-toppers Fenstanton.

Stuart Anderson struck twice for the local lads with Tom Denston and Liam For providing the other goals in a 4-4 thriller.

Chatteris Fen Tigers continued their rapid climb of Division 3B with a seventh successive victory as West Row Gunners were blown away 5-0.

Jason Hennessey struck twice for a team who could mount an unlikely promotion challenge after being bottom of the table earlier in the season. Jack Bracey, Nathan Cooper and Jack Ryan also struck for Fen Tigers.

Benwick Athletic were on the receiving end of the same scoreline at the same level as they went down 5-0 against Earith. Wisbech St Mary B lost 3-1 at leaders AFC Barley Mow in Huntingdon.

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