Deadly duo send Heath to big win

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Lakenheath 6

Gamlingay 1

A brace apiece from the deadly strike duo of Luke Catchpole and Matthew Hayden set up another victory for Lakenheath on Saturday.

The hosts opened their account for the afternoon in the 17th minute when Hayden’s whipped cross was met by strike partner Catchpole, who nestled a header firmly in the top corner of the net.

Lakenheath doubled their advantage when an 18-pass move that started deep inside their own half was finished expertly by Catchpole.

Gamlingay threw more caution to wind at this point and Dan Corston in the hosts’ goal twice denied the visitors superbly.

Lakenheath started the second period with much more purpose and the game was quickly over as a contest as they scored three goals inside the opening 15 minutes of the second half, through a Hayden double and a solo run and finish by Darcy Place.

Hayden had the opportunity to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Catchpole was brought down in the box.

Although his spot-kick was kept out, the rebound was met by the onrushing James Morley, who fired home to complete the win.



Alconbury 1

Fordham 5

A superb first-half performance by Fordham laid the foundations for a convincing victory over third-placed Alconbury.

Fordham took the lead on 12 minutes when Graham Ford headed home from Will Tyte’s corner and a superb strike from Alex Theobald made it 2-0 after good work by Ford and Tom Thatcher.

Tyte’s fine 25-yard shot against an upright led to Fordham’s third when, from the rebound, the keeper felled Reece Peacock and Alex Theobald converted the spot-kick.

A slip allowed the hosts to pull one back before the interval and Ben Tuff’s save prevented a second.

Jonny Mitchell’s chip from 20 yards virtually sealed the match, but there was still time for Theobald to complete his hat-trick.