LOCAL FOOTBALL: Chatteris Town triumph in Fenland derby to make county cup progress
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Chatteris Town claimed the Fenland bragging rights last Saturday when breezing to county cup success against March Town Reserves.
The Lilies swept to a 4-1 triumph against the Hares second string in a Cambs William Coad Intermediate Cup clash at West Street which attracted a fine attendance of 292.
Jack Saunders pounced on an under-hit back pass to give Chatteris an early lead which was doubled when captain Simon Howard poked in a Gary Smith corner.
The March side, who play one level below Chatteris in the Cambridgeshire County League, halved their arrears when Kieron Neville headed in a Luke Cable cross with the aid of a kiss from the post.
But Chatteris responded only seconds after half-time as Saunders dribbled through the visiting defence to grab his second goal of the game.
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And their passage was sealed with 18 minutes to go when Ben Matthews pounced after a Saunders shot was saved by March keeper James Mortlock.
Chatteris boss Alex Kaufman said: “We made it hard for ourselves in the first half when we looked a mess at times, but we were excellent in the second half.
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“Our third goal was probably the pivotal one as it killed March so soon after half-time.”
Chatteris are without a fixture this Saturday but resume their Kershaw Senior A Division promotion challenge with a November 17 trip to Orwell.