Fulbourn Institute 1
Three first-half goals proved to be more than enough for Lakenheath to inflict a first defeat of the season on Fulbourn Institute.
Lakenheath started fast and had several opportunities to score prior to Ben Amery eventually putting the hosts in front with a fine left-foot drive from 20 yards.
Matt Hayden doubled the hosts’ lead before Darcy Place headed in from close range to give Heath a 3-0 half-time advantage.
Lakenheath wasted several more excellent opportunities to increase their lead with Tony Wright and Josh Green forcing saves from the keeper and the usually-reliable Hayden completely fluffing his lines with the goal gaping.
Fulbourn pulled a goal back late on and rallied until the final whistle, hitting the bar and forcing Heath goalkeeper Dan Corston into two smart saves.
“We could have won by a far greater margin, but full credit to them, they showed why they were previously unbeaten and caused us a few hairy moments near the end at 3-1 and I was delighted when the ref finally blew up for full-time,” said manager Kevin Sobiechowski. “The win was the important as it keeps us hanging on to the coat tails of the top three.”
Fordham came out on top in their derby match against Isleham with a solid performance and three well-taken goals.
The hosts took the lead on the half-hour-mark when Reece Theobald and Jonny Mitchell set up Jamie Crawley to score with a fine curling shot.
Ten minutes later it was 2-0 after brothers Jordan and Alex Theobald combined beautifully, before the latter placed the ball home.
Alex Theobald wrapped things up for his side in the second half with a fine individual goal, although Fordham did have another effort ruled out for offside.