LONE ROCASTLE STRIKE PUTS CHAMPIONS THROUGH
This weekend saw the first round of the League Cup take place and it's fair to say that there were some closely fought tight games.
A single strike from Jordan Rocastle was enough for Riverside Rovers to go through against an ever improving POW side, whilst goals from Curtis Money and James Olsson and a penalty save from keeper Tom Brown, helped Bell Inn to a 2-1 win at Dancing Farmers. Edith Cavell provided the result of the round as they won 2-1 at Premier Division Aslacton, and Farmhouse had few problems as goals from Shaun Taylor 2, Darren Parnell 2, Matt Plumstead, Tommy Salmon and Tommy Want enabled them to win 7-1 at New Buckenham. Norman Wanderers also scored seven as they beat William Wanderers and Schoolhouse progressed after a narrow 2-1 (Chris Hall, Josh Bull) win at home to Lakewood Utd. Costessey West End from 1A produced a good performance to beat their league leaders Horsford United 3-1 and DEF FC moved comfortably into the next round with a Fionn Goodwin Wright hat trick amongst the nine goals they scored against Windmill Wanderers. A single goal was enough for Anglian Rovers to go through at Dilham as was the case for Taverham United at Sporting Longdale. Martin Woolner scored twice and there were goals for Ryan Tebble and Will Callow as Salhouse Rovers went through at the expense of Vale Longo
In the Premier Division Acle Rangers missed the opportunity to go back to the top of the table as they were again held to a 1-1 home draw by Poringland Wanderers, the only side to take points off them this season. Elliot Udell was the man on target for the visitors.
Norman Wanderers Res have moved up to third spot in Division 2A after a convincing 6-1 victory over Newsman Celtic, whilst Constable Crusaders also collected three points, Brad Adams and Liam Frost scoring as they beat DCS Rapid 2-0. Micawbers Tavern continued their recent good form with another win, this time 2-1 at home to Brooke Res. It's still neck and neck at the top of 2B as the top three all recorded victories. Phoenix five times (Jamie Smith 3, Spencer Alden, Scott Starling) as they overcame Briston Wanderers as did Trimingham Pilgrims in their defeat of Binham Village. Silver Fox went one better as they scored six (Matt Cartledge 2, Ian Bowker 2, Luke Gould, Michael Hurst) against Cellar House and all three teams remain locked together on 21 points. Hickling barn got back to winning ways with a 3-2 home win over Hethersett Athletic.
SNS Utd are now two points clear at the top of 3A after scoring thirteen times in their game at Westfield and Winfarthing moved into second place after beating AFC Westlegate 7-4. Mad Moose Res scored five of the eight goals in their game at MC Rovers and Sporting Longdale Res continue to climb away from the foot of the table as they beat Freethorpe 2-0. Bunwell AFC failed to build on last weeks first victory after they were beaten 8-2 at home to league leaders Blofield United. Hellesdon remain second on 24 points after an 8-1 win at East Tuddenham, whilst the two other teams on the same number of points also won, Norwich Ceyms, 5-1 (Paul Hudson, Lorimar Hipperson, Shaun Grieveson, Kel Haywood, Matty Sewell) against Sporting Iceni and Sprowston Athletic, 7-3 against Barracks FC. Ben Wright, Jack Flynn and Justin Bradfield all scored in Hethersett Athletic Res win over Harleston Town U21's and there was a welcome victory for North Elmham as they beat Gressenhall FC 4-0.
Attleborough Town's 6-0 victory at Watton United saw them move two points clear of Norwich United who were held to a draw in an eight goal thriller at Newton Flotman. Stephen Blake 2, Dec Leigh and Lewis Dudley scored for the home side, whilst Liam Mann 2, Will Hatton and Steven Bird replied for United. Bulldogs recorded their second win of the season as won 6-1 at bottom side Wymondham Town.
Marlborough remain five points clear of Norman Wanderers in Division B after a 2-0 win at Easton. Wanderers themselves scored fourt (Isaac Mace 2, Sean Wines, Alain Elsley-Medina) without reply at Blofield United. Thorpe Village are third after a 5-2 (Nial Crouchman 2, Nathan Caston, Ashley Cogman, og) home win over Old Catton.
Drayton have lost their "unbeaten" tag in Division C after going down 3-1 at home to second placed North Walsham for whom Adam Johnson, Cam Tolbart and Ryan Beeson scored. Sprowston Athletic stay in touch after winning 4-2 at Horsford Youth and Litcham scored seven (Ashley Bell 3, Felix Leiato, Paul Kearney, Kai Hull, Harry Rizzman) without reply at home to Dereham Town. Still no luck for Happisburgh Hammers as this week they conceded fifteen when losing to Swanton Morley