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PUBLISHED: 11:35 27 October 2010

FOOTBALL

UNDER 9

Plantation Panthers 7 Great Bardfield 2

PLANTATION cruised to a comfortable victory over Great Bardfield.

The hosts led 3-0 until the loss of concentration allowed Ed Horseman to net twice for Bardfield.

Plantation eventually took control and recorded a fourth consecutive victory.

Monley, Cooke (two), Bremmner, Lambourn, Pluck and Ball all netted for the hosts.

Hundon Hawks 1 Plantation Pumas 18

THE Green machine went into top gear with a fantastic attacking display against Hundon Hawks.

Tom Roddis, Louis Temblett and man-of-the-match Bradley Jones all scored hat-tricks. Two goals for Harry Dorrian and a good strike for Anton Thomas made it 12.

Toby Salmon finished off the scoring with six goals including a superb free kick from the halfway line and the team’s first-ever headed goal.

Credit goes to Hawks who never gave up and were rewarded with a late consolation.

UNDER 10

Cottenham United Colts 1 Spartak 78 2

SPARTAK won their first ever contest in the Cambs Mini League KO Cup with a narrow away win against Cottenham Colts.

Spartak got off to a bright start and there were early chances for Kaine, Hugo and Brad before Brad scored the opening goal after eight minutes with a smartly taken finish from close range after a neat pass from Lukas.

However the hosts got back on level terms when they scored a headed goal from a corner as the Spartak defence failed to deal with a well flighted ball. Spartak didn’t waste time and scored again 5 minutes later after a sparkling exchange of passes between Kaine and Ethan eventually delivered the ball for Brad to shoot across the keeper into the bottom left hand corner to make it 2-1

Into the 2nd half and the game went end to end with both teams looking to score the next goal. Kaine came closest for Spartak first with a free kick and then with a long range effort from the right wing which the Cottenham goalie pushed away for a corner. Spartak were resolute in defence and although Cottenham came close Spartak hung on well to win and with that they move into the next round to be played in November.

Haverhill Rovers 1 Plantation Panthers 9

PLANTATION Panthers secured a convincing victory away at Haverhill Rovers.

They went ahead after three minutes when Kristian Rogers’ corner was neatly finished by Dylan Hider.

Although the visitors dominated much of the play a well taken equaliser tied the scores with 11 minutes gone.

Panthers hit back immediately through Kristian Rogers and from there on in always looked comfortable. Rogers notched his second of the game to put his side 4-1 up at the break.

The second half started in similar fashion as Plantation quickly made it 6-1.

Jeremy Fletcher was relatively untroubled in goal but when called upon made a fine full stretch save and then smothered the rebound at the feet of an opposition attacker.

With Archie Winter sweeping up in defence, Josh Boyd was in fine midfield form firing passes out to both flanks for Rogers and Hider to make decisive runs.

Thanks to their efforts Louis Eady was able to complete a rapid seven-minute hat-trick.

Balsham Colts 4 Spartak 78 9

SPARTAK returned to winning ways with a fine away performance, scoring nine goals against a spirited Balsham Colts.

The visitors were in front from as early as the first minute as Brad collected a quickly-taken throw-in and scored from a tight angle.

Fortunes quickly turned and three minutes later Balsham were leading 2-1.

Spartak were level moments later as Brad pounced following a corner to make it 2-2.

Daniel restored Spartak’s lead from a short corner and just before half-time Brad completed his hat-trick to give them a 4-2 lead at the interval.

The second half saw Balsham quickly pull a goal back to reduce the deficit to a single goal.

Then Lukas scored his first goal of the game and when Daniel converted a long range free kick from close to the centre circle that gave Spartak a comfortable lead.

Lukas and Brad both scored again, followed by Balsham’s best goal of the game, before Brad completed the scoring.

Buntingford Cougars 1 Manuden 2

MANUDEN continued their excellent start to the season with a fine win over Buntingford Cougars in the Royston Crow League Cup.

Cougars, a division above Manuden, started strongly and took an early lead.

But Manuden fought back well and soon took control of the game. Goals from George Mullings and Dane Elliot ensured victory and take them through to the next round. Martha Hoult was man-of-the-match.

UNDER 12

Spartak 9 Needlingworth 0

A GOOD start from Spartak led the tempo for the match as they ran out easy winners over Nneedlingworth.

Already one up, they took total control after the break.

George Storey hit a hat trick, Freddie Jones and Oliver Mansfield both grabbed braces and Josh Green scored the other.

Although it could have been more if not for some fine keeping from the opposition custodian, Spartak put in a great team performance.

UNDER 13

Aztecs 5 Little Paxton 7

A FEW extra time minutes is all Aztecs would have needed to get back on level terms with Little Paxton as they crashed to defeat in a 12-goal thriller.

Aztecs started the second half 7-1 down with only a Kieran Donnelly first half strike to show for it.

The second half saw a different Aztec performance. Jack Logan scored two, Ed and Sam Richardson one each.

Aztec continued to press, hitting the post and a hat full of other near misses but Little Paxton held on for the away win.

Plantation 6 Spartak 0

PLANTATION continued their spectacular form with eight wins out of eight and consolidated their position at the top of the league.

Spartak however, showed spirited opposition and proved difficult to break down in the first half.

It was scoreless after 15 minutes with Stockton and Cormack both missing good chances.

When the deadlock was finally broken it was with a touch of class from the menacing Weeks who burst past two defenders and hammered an angled shot in of the underside of the bar.

Alltree stroked home a powerful free kick to double the advantage before Marks latched onto a Cetin pass, sidestepped the keeper and slotted home.

After the break Marks made it four and Thomas got his reward for a dominant midfield performance as he slotted home the fifth from 10 yards out.

The scoring was completed when Stockton’s cross-shot found the far corner.

UNDER 14

Saffron Walden Town 1 Milton Colts 4

SAFFRON Walden lost a well fought contest against Milton Colts.

Mid way through the first half, Chaz Pitt controlled an accurate pass from John Griffin and calmly slotted the ball into the bottom left hand corner for Walden to take the lead.

Milton came back into the game and they equalised on the stroke of half-time.

Disaster struck in the first 15 minutes of the second half as quick accurate attacking saw Milton score three incisive goals to settle the match.

Walden battled valiantly to get back into the game and Sam Turner gave a committed performance at right back. Harry Tinniswood made several good saves in the second half to keep the score respectable.

UNDER 15

Whittlesford Warriors 11 Red lodge 0

IT was one-way traffic as they eased into the next round of the Knockout Cup at the expense of Red Lodge.

The visitors played well and were keen to play but could not cope with the Warriors onslaught.

A hat-trick from Paul Bradford, two goals from Peter Maskell, Matthew Lloyd-Ruck and David Crowley, one goal from Fraser Emsden and a penalty converted by Charley Wilson did the damage.

Spartak 78 Blacks 6 Cherry Hinton Lions 0

SPARTAK Blacks welcomed back Colum Tremayne to the squad after a three year absence as his team beat old rivals Cherry Hinton Lions.

A good start for Spartak saw Jack Holliday force the Lions goalkeeper to tip the ball over his bar. From the resulting corner Holliday found the net with a volley from the edge of the area.

Spartak increased their lead when Jack Giles’ speculative 35 yard volley beat the Cherry Hinton keeper.

Despite having the wind against them in the second half Spartak where able to increase their lead; David Boyd found Holliday with a superbly timed pass that he converted from close range. The two linked up again as Holliday completed his hat-trick with a composed finish from 18 yards.

Jack Holliday scored Spartak’s fifth and David Boyd completed the scoring with a well deserved individual goal as Spartak eventually ran out comfortable winners.

RUGBY UNION

Saffron Walden 10 Westcliffe B 10

SAFFRON Walden’s under-14 side played their first ever match in the Essex League and found the standard a step-up from the four friendlies played to date this season.

In a very even first half, Walden just managed to make the most of their possession, and after 23 minutes George Lacey finished off an impressive back-line move to make the score 5-0.

Westcliffe increased the pressure, but Walden showed strong resolve in defence and kept the visitors out until half time.

The start of the second half mirrored the cagey exchanges of the first. This time though, it was Westcliffe who managed to break the deadlock, scoring in the 20th minute and again two minutes later. With all three tries failing to be converted, the score stood at Walden 5-10 Westcliffe.

But Walden showed resilience to come back. Dominic Fanning, this season’s new full-back/wing signing, received the ball just inside the opposition 10 metre line, and was able to sprint though to within a few metres of the try line. George Rains, showing excellent anticipation, was backing up in close support and superbly crossed the line to draw the scores level.

It proved to be a great test for the ever improving Walden side who now possess a five match unbeaten run for the season.

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