Result: Somersham 1 Hemingford Red 4

We had a squad of 12 players available for our away match at Somersham. We played the first half with the wind behind us and largely dominated. We created and spurned a couple of decent chances before Dan Phillips tried his luck with a long range effort which went through the Somersham goalkeeper for our first goal. Soon afterwards Bertie Kemp went on a run down the left side but his well struck shot hit the side netting. The team played some very good football in the first half and Tom Best found space to create the second goal, playing a through ball beyond the Somersham defence for Tom Lynn to score with an instinctive shot. A well taken goal. Somersham as expected were determined though and it looked like they had pulled a goal back, only for a fantastic save by Spencer Cordery who somehow clawed the ball from the goal line underneath the crossbar. Right on the stroke of half time Tom Best scored our third. The ball sat up a long way from goal but Tom showed great technique in hitting a dipping shot into the far corner of the net. This was an important goal knowing that the second half would be different with us playing against the wind. Ethan Pettit, Bertie Kemp and Jake Hooper were exceptional in defence throughout the match and this ensured there was no comeback from Somersham. Robert McCrossan played an important holding role in the centre of midfield, Ciaran Lyne covered a lot of ground and made many tackles, Dan Phillips, Leon Tinker and Tom Best were creative in midfield, Kai Hickinson and Logan Wearing shared the workload down the right side, Tom Lynn was always lively up front, and Spencer Cordery was yet again dominant in goal. For the first 10 minutes of the second half Somersham were having a real go at putting us under pressure and so it was a relief when a good team move ended with Leon Tinker driving into the Somersham penalty area and scoring with a ferocious strike. There was no way back for Somersham although to their credit they were rewarded for their persistence with a late goal. The Hemingford team played exceptionally well and fully deserved their victory. Bertie Kemp was man of the match for an immense performance in defence after switching from left midfield.