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Isleham United record convincing away victory at Cambridge University Press Reserves

Isleham United ran out 5-2 winners from Saturday’s tough-looking trip to Cambridge University Press Reserves.

The hosts went into the contest as one of Kershaw Senior B’s form sides having gone unbeaten in each of their previous six fixtures.

However, second-placed Isleham have also been racking up positive results of late and they continued that run by recording a seventh win from their last eight outings.

Isleham United first team 2019/20 (31136434)
Isleham United first team 2019/20 (31136434)

The visitors started the game on the front foot and eventually made the breakthrough via Ben Shepperson, who duly doubled his team’s advantage soon after.

CUP halved the deficit courtesy of Andre Mendes, but Isleham’s two-goal lead was restored in first-half stoppage time by Tomas Kukuris.

Straight from the restart Dion Badcock added a fourth goal for Isleham and the same player made it 5-1 a quarter of an hour later.

Matthew Beattie then saw red for CUP and while the 10 men did manage to pull a second goal back through Javier Mata Ruiz, the damage had long been done.

On Saturday, Isleham, who are two points adrift of league-leading Thaxted Rangers with a game in hand, will switch their focus to the semi-finals of the William Coad Intermediate Cup when they host Bassingbourn (3pm).

Bassingbourn are fifth in Senior B and have games in hand on all of the sides around them.