Local football round up

PUBLISHED: 09:50 08 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:50 08 April 2013

Local football round up

Whittlesford Utd Reserves 2 Saffron Crocus 0

AN goal early in each half was enough to give the home team the points in this encounter between two teams with an eye on promotion.

It was the first competitive fixture for Crocus in four weeks and match sharpness was always going to a worry, and it turned out to be with Whittlesford starting brightly and forcing a superb point blank save from goalkeeper Scott Smith, though he could do nothing about the header neatly tucked away from the resulting corner kick.

The visitors tried to get a foothold in the game and started to play some neat football but found clear cut chances hard to come by.

Crocus started brightly after the break but shots from Matt Hall and Scott Cummings failed to test the home Whittlesford keeper.

The home team were then able to add a second after a mishit cross found its way to a Whittlesford player who made no mistake from eight yards.

Despite making a tactical change and dominating possession, Crocus were unable to properly test the goalkeeper and succumbed to only their third league defeat of the season.

Crocus travel to Finchingfield on Saturday.

Radwinter 7 Drayton Lions 0

RADWINTER took on second placed Drayton Lions and had the game won in the first half with a professional display.

A long range strike from 40 yards out saw Jake Young open the scoring. Young then hit back-to-back strikes to seal his hat-trick – the first with a shot from just inside the area, the second after turning in Terry Heath’s shot that looked to be going wide – before Heath scored himself with a superb strike from 15 yards out.

Ben Nash then broke down the left side and drilled a low cross into the box for Sam Jeffs to slot in from five yards.

A sixth goal came before the half time. A free-kick from 45 yards out was only partially cleared and Young struck a sweet volley into the net from the edge of the area.

The second half saw Drayton dig deep and start to show why they were second in the league, only to have Heath break their defence once more as he fired home Radwinter’s seventh.

Saffron Dynamos 4 Clare Town Res 0

SAFFRON Dynamos made it two completed league doubles in a row. After dispatching Sawston United A last week, it was the turn of Clare Town Res to be put to the sword on Saturday.

Despite having 10 players unavailable, the team put in a battling display. But it took until the 42nd minute for Matt Comstive to break the deadlock with a superb finish.

The visitors fought back and went close on a couple of occasions, but Guy Lacey grabbed the all-important second, finishing off a good team move on 74 minutes.

Milton Mendes hit a third from close range, and late on James Wesley wrapped up the win with a fourth.

Dynamos host Bottisham & Lode on Saturday, 3pm kick off.

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