Late goal resuces point for Chatteris Town A against Wisbech St Mary B

CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT DIVISION 5C Wisbech St Mary B 1 Chatteris Town A 1 ALEX ASHLEY S late goal salvaged a point for league leaders Chatteris. But this will still be seen as an impressive point for Wisbech St Mary B who held on to their early lead until

CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT DIVISION 5C

Wisbech St Mary B 1 Chatteris Town A 1

ALEX ASHLEY'S late goal salvaged a point for league leaders Chatteris.

But this will still be seen as an impressive point for Wisbech St Mary B who held on to their early lead until the 86th minute.

The hosts bossed the first half and took a 20th-minute lead after Shane Miller cut the ball back from the byline and Ricky Gammon's deflected shot from eight yards found the net.

The young Chatteris side came back strongly in the second half and were kept out by some fine goalkeeping.

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But in the closing stages, Ashley collected a ball over the top, beat the last defender for pace and squeezed the ball home from a tight angle.

Chatteris player manager Lee Matthews said: "It was disappointing not to win, but we were below our usual level and didn't really deserve more than a point.

"But, considering the fact that 80 per cent of our squad is made up of 16 and 17-year-old players, we're having a very good season."

Wisbech St Mary goal scorer Gammon said: "It was a good performance from us and a very good result against a strong side."

Meanwhile, Wisbech St Mary's first team go into the Christmas break five points clear at the top of the BIS Division 1B after an impressive 4-1 home victory over Ely City A.

Ben Bothamley scored twice and Joe Woods and Sammy Fabela were on target for the Purples.

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