Elmswell are off the mark with dramatic triumph

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ELMSWELL under-12s grabbed their first win of the season in a thrilling 6-5 encounter with Abbey Saints.

In an end to end game Charlie Seaman, James Starie, Sam MacDonald, a Josh Mealey double and Louis Webb had given Elmswell a 6-4 lead before an own goal led to a dramatic final five minutes but Elmswell held on for victory.

A Connor Coomber hat-trick helped Lakenheath under-15s on their way to a 7-3 victory away to Somersham. Sam Harwicke and Samuel Carmen added to a Coomber brace to give the visitors a commanding 4-2 half time lead before George Gedny and a Ben Smith penalty added to Coomber’s third after the interval to complete the rout.

Brandon Lasses under-13s enjoyed success on the road in a comfortable 5-2 victory over Holt. In a devestating first half display M Bales scored twice early on before Robertson and G Dargan added their names to the scoresheet moments before the break. Field added a fifth after the interval with an unstoppable 20-yard free-kick, keeper Holt kept the hosts at bay.

Thurston under-13s proved too strong for St Johns as they eased their way to a 6-1 victory. It was St Johns who opened the scoring before Uzor levelled moments before half time. Thurston’s Page added a brace to give his side the momentum, which they seized upon with further goals from Foulger and Dongray put the result beyond doubt.

Bury under-12s stand in goalkeeper Harry Rolfe, was reduced to a spectator in the keenly contested 1-0 derby victory over Moreton Hall.

Despite missing a late penalty, Bury snatched the result when George Sanders guided in Tom Mannings perfectly weighted pass.

In an all Brandon under-9s affair, the Ravens and Rovers couldn’t be seperated as they shared the points in a 1-1 draw. After the Rovers took an early lead, Alex Clifton and James Rutter were denied before Max Gile’s 15-yard strike in the final moments, grabbed the Ravens a deserved equaliser.

However they were unable to get anything from their next match as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Swanton Morley, despite strong performances from James Rutter, Alex Clifton Max Giles and Peter Ford.