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Last week, in the middle of the freezing weather, there was little to report from the Sports Academy. However, now that the temperature has risen slightly above zero we can only hope that waterlogged pitches will not be the next problem!The previous week's fixtures against Hartpury College (home for the rugby lads and away for the male footballers) were postponed.

Neil Reader

Last week, in the middle of the freezing weather, there was little to report from the Sports Academy. However, now that the temperature has risen slightly above zero we can only hope that waterlogged pitches will not be the next problem!

The previous week's fixtures against Hartpury College (home for the rugby lads and away for the male footballers) were postponed. Team Bury were hoping for a break in the weather with the Suffolk Senior Cup Quarter Final away at Coplestonians rescheduled for Saturday 16 January, but the match was postponed again.

But there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.


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Our football boys managed to get some match action with a rearranged ECFA knock-out cup first round match away to Cambridge Regional College. With snow on the ground, CRC managed to move the match to the 3G pitch at Linton Village College.

Our lads started well and took a two-goal lead into the half-time break, with both goals coming from Alex Steed. Steed should have completed his hat-trick with the goal at his mercy minutes into the second half but missed.

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This proved a turning point, and CRC came back with two quick goals to level things. We went back on the offensive and opened another two-goal gap. Ryan Clark stooped to head home to make it 3-2 and soon after Craig Nurse scored our fourth from the edge of the box.

Unbelievably, CRC did not lie down and scored three times in the closing stages to go 5-4 ahead and lead for the first time in the match. Deep into injury time our players produced a last-gasp equaliser when Steed managed to head home a long throw from Tom Hardwick and complete his hat-trick.

The game went to penalties and it was our players who held their nerve to win the shoot out 4-3. Craig Nurse scored the all-important last kick to secure a place in the next round and a match against either Mid Kent College or Worcester VI Form College.

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