Whilst the first team fell to a last gasp 1-0 defeat at home to Bromsgrove Sporting, there was better news for the reserves who recorded an excellent 2-0 victory at Histon. The result means that the reserves return to winning ways after a recent run of three straight league defeats. The win sees the reserves occupy fifth spot in the Cambs League Senior B Division.
The A Team was involved in the drama of a penalty shoot-out as they secured a place in the next round of the Bill Coad Cup with a victory at Eaton Socon. The scores were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes with Owen Ashurst getting the goal for the Ives. Then came penalties, and the Ives secured a place in the next round courtesy of a 5-4 victory.
The Under 12’s were in league cup action, and they progressed through to the next round courtesy of a 4-0 victory at Wisbech St Mary. There was youth action elsewhere, with the under 13’s losing 3-2 at Leiston. Better news though for the under 14’s who hammered Newmarket Town 7-1. Scoring two goals each for the Ives were Darius Minea, Max Orange and Xavier Pietrzyk with Jayden Windsor netting the other. Meanwhile, there was also a victory for the Under 16’s who beat Letchworth Garden City Eagles Youth 3-2 with goals coming from Kiyan Brown, Oliver Nosal and Jacob Dickson.
Finally, there was Women’s Senior Cup action for the Ladies Second Team as they hosted Godmanchester Town Ladies. Sadly, Ives lost 4-0 and it was Godmanchester who progressed through to the next round.