CUP HOLDERS SAFELY THROUGH
The League cup took centre stage today and last season’s winners, Acle, moved safely into the next round with a 4-1 win over Dussindale. Last season’s runners up, Poringland also made it into the Quarter Finals beating 1B side Salhouse on penalties after a 3-3 draw. The Prem’s top played bottom (in the cup) as Schoolhouse continued their good season going through 5-2 (Ryhs Logan 2, Brendan Burke, Chris Hall, Jack Smith) against The Bell Inn. Bungay enjoyed the better of 6 goals at home to Norman Wanderers, winning 4-2 and 1A and 1B will be represented in the last 8 with Anglian Rovers winning 2-1 again Sprowston Wanderers and DEF FC, who came from behind to squeeze past Costessey West End 3-2 thanks to a John Muir hat trick
POW continued their rise up the Prem division with a hard fought 2-1 win against Aslacton
In 1A, leaders Horsford lost only their second game of the season going down to a surprise 4-3 home defeat to Bungay. This gave the chasing pack the chance to gain some ground. second played third as Brooke travelled to Dilham Cross Keys and it was third placed Dilham who took the spoils, winning 3-2, James Marsh, Michael Powley and Jordan Tripple scoring for Dilham. Windmill Wanderers continued their good form with Jordan Plunkett 2, Aaron James and Tony Palmer scoring as they beat New Buckenham 4-2. Sporting Longdale scored a last minute equaliser as they shared 6 goals with Vale Longo, Jatinder Dhaliwal, Brian Forbes and Danny Fletcher scoring for Vale.
The only game in 1B saw William Wanderers score 8 of the 9 goals against bottom club Acle Rangers Reserves. Daniel Childerhouse hit the net five times whilst other goals came from Craig Glenn, Liam Brown and Sam Whiting
Mischief moved 11 points clear at the top of 2A after scoring 3 without reply again Mettingham, Theo Chamberlin, Luca Elia and Matthew Whitehead with the goals. Micawbers had a good away win against 3rd place Constable Crusaders 4-1. Dynamo picked up only their second win of the season with a 3-2 win against Newsman Celtic, a result which leaves them just 3 points behind 2nd bottom Mettingham. The Middle Green scored 5 of the 7 goals in their game with Brooke Reserves and DCS Rapid moved away from the relegation danger area with 4-1 (Alex Guest 2, Nick Weavers, Leo Dudley) win away at Norman Wanderers Reserves.
Phoenix continue to lead the way in 2B winning 6-1 (Jamie Smith 3, Matt Doyle, Dwayne Powley, OG) against Costessey Sports. Silver Fox kept the pressure on at the top of the table with 4-1 win against bottom placed Cellar House. Hickling Barn and Binham Village shared 10 goals in a 5-5 draw. Hethersett took the long trip to Trimingham Pilgrims and came away empty handed going down 10-0.
Winfarthing remain top of 3A but could only manage a 2-2 draw against ten man MC Rovers for whom Marcus Ashley and Ryan Gray scored. GAGA’s hope of promotion was boosted with a 4-0 win at Reedham. Hewett Old Boys will also be fancying their chances of promotion and remain in touching distance of the top two with 3-0 win against Mad Moose Reserves. The other game in the division saw AFC Westlegate beat Freethorpe 2-1.
In 3B second placed Norwich CEYMS will kick themselves after being held to a 5-5 draw against Hethersett Reserves who had Justin Bradfield 2, Jack Flynn 2 and Benjamin Wright to thank for their goals. Barracks lost ground on the top of the table after losing 3-1 against Harleston U21. Blofield closed the gap on CEYMS scoring all twelve goals against Gressenhall. Harvey Harwood with a hat trick, Nathaniel D’Rosario 2, Brad Lake 2, Joe Sayer 2, Elliot Fyans, Daniel Stammers and Alex Rollings all scoring. Hellesdon continue to lead the way beating North Elmham 7-2. Connor Charlesworth 2, Tony Burch, Lewis Bilham, Kane Moore, Joshua O’Donoughoe and Jack Richardson with the goals for Hellesdon. Sporting Iceni and East Tuddenham played out a 1-1 draw.
Top played bottom in the U19’s A Section, and top came out on top with a 7-1 win. The chasing pack of Norwich Until and Long Stratton played out a 1-1 draw. Scole still have an outside chance of making it to the top two scoring six (Nathan Banks 3, Jake Wootton, Jack Payne, Kieran Shore) of the ten goals against Watton United. Newton Flotman moved above their opposition, Bulldogs, into fifth position with a 5-1 win.
In the B section Marlborough continue to lead the way after an excellent 7-0 win against third placed Old Catton. St Andrews won 4-2 ( Josh Newton 3, Alfie Linstead) away against Easton.
Litcham moved above the inactive Drayton, to the top of the C Section after beating Aylsham 6-1. North Walsham could still take tittle if they win their games in hand after winning 10-1 against Horsford. Happisburgh are still looking for their first win of season after being on the end of a 6-0 defeat against Dereham. Swanton Morley travelled to Sprowston Athletic and came away with a 2-1 win thanks to two Jack Livock strikes.