NARROW WIN SEES SPORTING RETURN TOP
With it being a designated County Cup weekend, it was a limited league programme that took place on a miserable murky morning.
Only two games were played in the Premier Division and they brought about wins for The Pow, 5-1 at home to Sprowston Rovers, and Dussindale Rovers who were 3-1 victors at Spixworth Sunday.
In 1A, Sporting Longdale's 3-2 (Tom Woods, Bradley Wurr, Kyle Jameson) home win over Horsford Utd saw them return to the top of the table. Norman Wanderers Res had a very good 6-2 victory at Dancing Farmers, whilst Brooke FC won by the odd goal of nine against DCS Rapid. Gary Walsh 2 and Tony Palmer were on target for Windmill Wanderers as the won 3-0 at Anglian Rovers. Daniel Childerhouse, Liam Brown and Sam Thompson were on target for William Wanderers as they beat Heartsease FC 3-1 in 1B, whilst Sprowston Wanderers were 4-1 winners at Ribs Rovers. The Taverham Utd and Acle Rangers Res game was abandoned due to injury.
Shipdham Rangers stay top of 2A after a 4-2 (Jamie Ingle, Curtis Money, Lewis Fuller, Jack Flynn) win over Ketts Tavern Wizards, whilst New Buckenham stay level on points after scraping past bottom side Fat Cat & Canary 2-1 thanks to goals by Gareth Hobley and Nick Leavey. Micawbers scored the only goal in their game with Newsman Celtic, whilst Deopham and Norman Wanderers A took a point apiece after a 2-2 draw. With their nearest challengers in cup action Revolution FC took the opportunity to move six points clear at the top of 2B as goals by Billy Cunningham, John Viguri and Craig Wright helped them defeat Mettingham FC 3-0. DEF FC came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Hethersett Athletic in a game well refereed by Colin Harris.
GaGa are eight points clear in 3A after scoring six (James Wheeler 3, Aaron Sodah 2, Sam Aldis) without reply at home to Freethorpe. Sporting Longdale Res are up to third after a 5-2 (Nick Clarke 2, Matthew Atherton, Ryan Roberts, Shannon Creasey) home win over MC Rovers, whilst Westfield also won 5-2 at home to AFC Westlegate. There were eight goals in the game between Winfarthing and Tasburgh Utd as both sides took a point each. Jamie Smith scored five times and other goals came from Lee Blackett, Ryan Fisher and Larry Rouse as 3B leaders Phoenix FC won 8-2 at Cellar House. Silver Fox moved up to third after winning 6-1 (Luke Gould 3, Jason Lambert Aaron Tunaley, Matt Cartledge) at Binham Village and Hethersett Ath Res were 2-1 winners at East Tuddenham. Danny Shafiyan was another player to score five times as he claimed all of Sporting Iceni's goals in their win at Red Lion.
In the Under 19's, Kieran Murrell 2, Matthew Butcher 2, Ashley Tuckfield 2, Cain Living, Tom Wyatt all found the target in Hethersett Athletics 8-2 home win over Beccles Caxton, whilst in the B section Sprowston Athletic scored nine times when beating Coltishall Jaguars B. The only game in the C division saw Scole Utd take the points in a 5-2 (Jack Payne 3, David Palmer 2) victory at Wymondham Town.
In the County Cups, Schoolhouse, Mad Moose, Acle Rangers and Riverside Rovers all progressed in the Senior Cup, whilst in the Intermediate, SDC Utd, Dilham Cross Keys and Salhouse Rovers went through. The Junior Cup saw Reepham Town U19's The Middle Green, Norman Wanderers U 19's Mischief FC and Harleston Town U 19's all gain entry to the next round.