ACLE TOP AFTER VICTORY AT HORSFORD

It was a lovely sunny morning that greeted Sunday football enthusiasts this weekend as a mixture of League and remaining County Cup second round games were played.

In the Premier Division, disappointingly only two games took place. Acle Rangers moved a point clear at the top of the table after winning 5-2 at Horsford FC whilst Phoenix are second following a narrow 3-2 victory over Poringland Wanderers. Jamie Smith 2 and Matt Jillings scored for the home side whilst Matty Elwin replied twice.

Woolpack remain top of Division 1 after a comfortable win over Windmill Wanderers and Drayton Dazzlers made it five from five when winning 2-0 at Norman Wanderers. There was a good win for Marlborough, 6-2 (Sonny Clarke 2, Barney Dickerson, Josh Gathergood, Jordan Wheeler, Jack Hollings) at Hethersett Athletic and there were two goals fro Dean Mortimer as Aslacton won 2-1 at Brooke. The game between Mischief and Barracks FC was abandoned due to a serious injury to a Mischief player. the league sends its best wishes to the player for a speedy recovery.

In Division 2, MC Rovers moved to within a point of leaders Silver Fox as Matt Dye 2 and Ross Joy scored in a good 3-0 home win over AFC Norwich. Bungay Town and DCS Rapid took a point each after a 1-1 draw and Dynamo continued their recent good run with a 3-1 defeat of East Tuddenham. There were no goals in the game between Acle Rangers Res and Newsman Celtic.

Watton United show no signs of slowing down at the top of Division 3. There 6-1 home win over FC Viking Res keeps them three points clear of Easton FC who had a Ricky Bevis double and a Rhys Cousins strike to thank for their 3-1 win over Nelsons Ath. Aylsham Sunday scored five without reply when beating Sporting Iceni, whilst Eaton FC came from behind to win 4-1 (Daniel Hawkie 2, Grant Brighton, Kyriakos Kyriakof)  at Woodton Utd. Cellar House ended their recent poor run with a 3-1 victory at AG Athletic.

With Cringleford in County Cup action, Moose Park Rangers took full advantage to move to the top of Division 4 with a 4-2 (Lewis Perretta 2, Max Marsham, Charlie Lambe) home win over Holt United. Long Stratton scored five times when beating Yelverton, whilst Curtis Moore, Dan Smith and Thomas Strickland all scored in a narrow 3-2 victory for Earsham at home to Mulbarton Wanderers. Despite playing for 75 minutes with ten men following a red card, Felthorpe grabbed their first points of the season as goals by Graeme Lockwood and Harrison McLean helped them to beat Old Catton 2-1 and move off the bottom of the table.

In the County Cups, Vale Longo beat Mad Moose Ath in the Senior whilst in the Junior Cup, Div 2 leaders Silver Fox went through on penalties against Div 4 Cringleford after a 3-3 draw and Cherry Tree FC progressed in the same fashion after a 2-2 draw with Hethersett Ath Res.