Reserves stay unbeaten after draw in cup

Weekend football round-up

Football round-up

ROYSTON Town Reserves maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-2 draw away at Barton Rovers Reserves in the Surban Challeneg Cup.

After falling a goal behind, Royston’s Roger Skeggs kept up his fine form in from of goal with the equaliser just before half-time. Royston took the game to their opponents after the break and took the lead through Matt Standen’s close-range strike.

However, with five minutes remaining Rovers snatched a point with a cross-cum-shot that floated over Jordan Gibson into the net.

Royston Town Ladies suffered a 9-1 defeat to Leighton United at the weekend. Gemma Barlow scored Town’s only goal from the penalty spot.

New manager Martin Sorrell was remained upbeat despite this setback, having seen Royston Ladies win their opening match, 3-1 the previous week with a much stronger team. He is currently on a quest to strengthen the squad and is looking for any women footballers who would be willing to try out for the team. If you are interested, contact him on 07875488955.

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Royston Town Vets did not fare much better either after going down 5-0 to Cambridge University Press on Sunday.

Elsewhere Flying Pig continued their winning form on Sunday in the Cambridge & District League Division 2B with an 8-1 victory over Radwinter.

Despite the Radwinter goalkeeper making some great saves, a first half hat-trick by Michael Smith saw the Pig rush in to an early lead. Before Radwinter could react they found themselves 6-0 down by the break as the Pig were to hot to handle – further goals coming from Aaron Cierzo (two) and Ben Larter.

Dale Clark scored the seventh, before Radwinter pulled one back, while Clark wrapped things up with the eighth late on.