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Fulbourn Sport & Social 3

Great Chishill 0

BIS Division 2A

GREAT CHISHILL’S promotion bid took a dent on Saturday as they were defeated by Fulbourn.

Despite missing key players, Chishill made a lively start with Liam Henderson causing early problems for the home defence, and was unlucky to see a 25-yard free-kick rattle the crossbar. However it was the home side who took the lead on 20 minutes through a close-range header.

With only the one goal separating the teams at half time, the visitors were confident of turning the game around. But they lost possession straight from the restart, and when the Fulbourn striker was given too much space on the edge of the box he rifled a powerful strike into the top corner.

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Ten minutes later the game was put out of sight for Chishill, when Fulbourn added a third from the penalty spot after George Kew’s foul.

Despite the deficit Chishill picked their heads up for the final 20 minutes and had several chances to get back into the game. Gary Radford blazed over from inside the area after being set up by Lee Smith, and Jonathan Drury was also off target from a similar position before the game ended in defeat.

Great Chishill: Porter, Kew, E Drury, Edey, Knight, Boulter, J Drury, Smith, Henderson, Graver, Radford.

Debden Res 0

Fowlmere Res 4

BIS Division 4A

FOWLMERE Reserves extended their lead at the top of the league with an impressive win over Debden Reserves on Saturday.

George Shipman opened the scoring within 10 minutes with a neat turn and volley from 15 yards before the same player doubled the advantage soon afterwards with a close-range finish.

Charlie Yates and Josh Sewell looked dangerous from the wide positions, and they created plenty of chances throughout.

Ben Sewell worked tirelessly in midfield to protect the defence and allow Matt Pope, Payne and Spina plenty of room to play from the back as Fowlmere played their best football of the season.

The third goal came from the penalty spot after Sewell was fouled, with Pope tucking home the spot-kick. The final goal was scored by Sewell following a defence-splitting pass from Dean King.

Fowlmere Res: Girling, Pope, Spina, Payne, King, B Sewell, Yates (H Shipman), J Sewell, G Shipman, Riley (Frostick), Greene (Noades).

Mott Macdonald 0

Therfield & Kelshall 1

BIS Division 5B

THERFIELD & KELSHALL went top of the league with a narrow victory over Mott Macdonald thanks to Adam Stokes’ solitary strike.

Therfield started at an electric pace and could of gone ahead inside the opening minute when good link up play between Mark Poulter and Stokes set up Mark Payne on the edge of the box, only to see his shot blocked on the six-yard line. The only goal of the game 10 minutes before the break when Poulter made a powerful run down the left wing before picking out Stokes who, with his left foot, smashed into the top corner from eight yards.

James Parker had two chances to put the game beyond doubt after the break, but in the end Stokes’ goal proved enough to earn the win.

Therfield: Poulter, Bland, Madden, Wheelton, Parker, Wright, Payne, Williams, Poulter, Holt, Stokes.

Melbourn 4

Cambourne Rovers Res 0

BIS Division 5B

MELBOURN continued their good start to the New Year with a convincing win at home to Cambourne Rovers Reserves.

They had to wait until the half-hour mark to take the lead through Russell Cooper’s deflected effort. The goal settled Melbourn and they didn’t wait long for their second, and good work from Ali Oglvie allowed Keith Barrell to stroke home.

Melbourn began the second half well and the returning Andrew Ridden marked his comeback with a goal following Russell Cooper’s header across goal from Lenny Huzzey’s free-kick.

With the third goal, any resolve Cambourne had disappeared, and Melbourn began to attack at will. Melbourn’s fourth saw an excellent flowing move started by Stuart Smith from left back and as substitute Dwayne Wilkins swung in a cross to the near post, Smith had followed play and headed home to round off the scoring. Melbourn host Buckden Reserves on Saturday.

Melbourn: P Huzzey; Smith, Sell, Burt, Monahan; Barrell (Ridden), L Huzzey, Walker, Oglvie (White); L Cooper (Wilkins), R Cooper.