Keeper Payne is Fowlmere hero

PUBLISHED: 19:12 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:45 11 May 2010

Fowlmere 1 Steeple Bumpstead 0 A MAKESHIFT Fowlmere side held on to see off Steeple Bumpstead as Dan Caley s 19th goal of the season ended Steve Walker s side s season with a win. Missing a number of first team regulars, Fowlmere were immediately under

Fowlmere 1 Steeple Bumpstead 0

A MAKESHIFT Fowlmere side held on to see off Steeple Bumpstead as Dan Caley's 19th goal of the season ended Steve Walker's side's season with a win.

Missing a number of first team regulars, Fowlmere were immediately under the cosh as high flying Steeple showed why they were sitting fourth in the BIS League 1A table.

Manager Walker said he lost count of the times that young keeper Callum Payne kept his side in the game, with a number of first class saves.

Then against the run of play, Fowlmere hit back with Sean Douglas and Danny Mizon combining to set up Caley's well-taken strike midway through the second half.

Walker said: "We robbed them really, because we didn't deserve to take anything from the game. Not that we played badly, it was just that they played really well, and dominated from the start.

"We had young Payne to thank for keeping us in the game, because he had a brilliant game for us. He was not the only youngster either - we had five or six teenagers playing.

"So in that sense it was a pleasing performance and we showed that we have a lot of promising players coming through.

"And alongside them Dan Caley, Sean Douglas and Karl Darcey did well and they never stopped working.

"We were lucky, but it was still nice to end the season with a victory after finishing the campaign quite strongly. Three points off Steeple Bumpstead in fourth place shows how far we have come this season, and we've ended with more than twice the amount of points we did at the end of last season.

"Overall it's been a good season for the club, both for the first and reserve teams.

"We're already looking at next year, and I've got my eye on new signings who should make a lot of difference. I still want to move this club forward and next season we should give promotion a real push."

Fulbourn Rovers 6 Banyers 0

AFTER reaching one semi final and one quarter final Banyers season came to an end with a disappointing 6-0 thrashing at Fulbourn Rovers.

With Banyers fourth place finish in the league secured. Promotion-chasing Fulbourn were soon in front following a well-taken opener.

Outplayed and outfought, Banyers had keeper Adrian Pigg to thank and if not for his ability between the posts the visitors could well have trailed by more than three goals come half time.

Despite making three second-half changes, Banyers continued to fall behind and as a result they shipped three more goals.

n Veteran skipper Mark Halfacre has won the club's player of the year award, as well as being one of the three clubman of the year, alongside manager Darren Dyer and treasurer Steve Caldwell.

"Asher Wilson claimed the top goal-scorer award with an impressive 29 goals, while Steve Caldwell also won the manager's player.

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