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MIXED FORTUNES FOR CLUBS IN COUNTY CUPS

On a wet and miserable Sunday morning, the weather put paid to quite a few of our League fixtures, whilst in the County Cups, our clubs encountered mixed fortunes.

I saw the Senior Cup Quarter Final clash between Riverside Rovers and Windmill from the Yarmouth League at a very wet Rackheath. The home side got off to the best possible start when Jordan Rocastle fired them ahead after only twenty seconds and they almost increased their lead a minute later. As the visitors recovered from their early set back, the produced chances of their own and missed a glorious chance to level the scores but the Windmill player pulled his shot wide with only the keeper to beat. As half time approached, Rovers had some good opportunities to increase the lead but failed to take them and they were to pay the price as ten minutes after the restart the visitors levelled the scores. Again both sides had chances, a Luke Tuttle free kick clipped the crossbar and the home goal also had nervy moments, but with eight minutes left, Connor Ingram of Windmill evaded a tackle twenty five yards out before smashing a drive into the roof of the net. With little time left, rovers threw caution to the wind but to know avail as the visitors broke two add two more goals in stoppage time. Better news for the League though came from the news that DE FC had made the long trip to Englands Hope of the Kings Lynn League and reached the Semi Final after they came from behind to win 3-2 thanks to a stunning strike from Ben Lemmon a header from Emmanuel Faustin and a Xavier Huckle penalty. The game between El Sol and Salhouse Rovers was a victim of the weather.

In the Intermediate Cup Hewett OB's and North Walsham reached the Semi Finals. Hewett were 5-1 winners over Real Ale Madrid, whilst Walsham had a thumping 10-1 win over Lynn side Three Holes Tigers.

In the Sunday Junior Cup, Drayton Dazzlers reached the last four after beating Attleborough Town U19 7-3.

All County Cup games that fell victim to the weather today are due to be played next Sunday Jan 22nd

In League action, the only game played in the Premier Division saw Mark Faiers, Daniel Camish and Dan Duffield all score as Dilham Cross Keys beat Schoolhouse 3-2.

In 1A, it rained goals. Bungay Town scored five of the eight in their game with Mischief FC whilst at Sewell Park, Windmill Wanderers and New Buckenham produced an incredible game. The home side went from one down to 5-2 ahead before the visitors rallied to score three more and take a share of the points. Tony Palmer hit a hat trick for the home side with Aaron James and Dom Saunders also scoring. In 1B, Sprowston Wanderers are eleven points clear at the top after a 2-0 home win over Silver Fox. Trimingham Pilgrims, who are fifteen points behind them but have four games in hand, were 7-1 (Adam Buckenham 3, Jack Crane 2, George Crane, OG)  winners at home to Phoenix FC, whilst Acle Rangers Reserves recorded a 3-2 win at Briston Wanderers. Hethersett Athletic were also winners this weekend as they beat Cellar House 9-1, goals coming from Adam Waters 3, Tom Nurse 2, Ryan Hayward, Tom Grant, Blair Luther-Veitch and Ross Luther-Veitch.

Two games took place in 2A, MC Rovers and Mettingham shared six goals and the points with Dan Smith 2 and Rob Marshall scoring for the visitors and Dynamo took the honors in the game between the bottom two, winning 4-1 at Warwick St United Res. In 2B, Tommy Atkinson 2, Josh McCarthy 2, Joe Sayer, Ashley Taylor and Brad Lake all scored as Blofield United won 7-4 at FC Viking and Hethersett Ath Res made it a good day for the club as the hit double figures (Justin Bradfield 4, Andy Smith 2, Ollie Church, Luke Gregory, Ben Wright, OG)  in winning at Sporting Iceni

Due to the weather and County Cup, no games were played in 3A, and in the Under 19's the only game to take place saw Old Catton share the spoils with St Andrews after a 4-4 draw. Matt Williamsom, Jack Nunn 2 and an OG were the Catton scorers, whilst Curtis Hunt, Jake Jackson, Joe Holmes and Esube Macembela replied.

LEAGUE CUP

The draw for the second round of the League Cup has been made and is as follows

Schoolhouse

v

Aslacton & Gt Moulton

Acle Rangers 

v

Windmill Wanderers

Bungay Town

v

Warwick St United

DE FC

v

Horsford United

Dilham Cross Keys

v

Riverside Rovers

Farmhouse

v

Norman Wanderers

Poringland Wanderers

v

The Middle Green

Newsman Celtic

v

Vale Longo

 

 

 

ALL GAMES DUE TO BE PLAYED ON FEBRUARY 5th ET & PENS IF REQUIRED