Dec 13th


Sixteen games fell foul of the wet weather as constant rain was deemed to have made some pitches unplayable.

Riverside Rovers moved to the top of the Premier Division as goals from Jordan Rocastle 3, Roy Bevis 2, Jamie Riley 2 and James Maxwell Stuart saw them overcome a depleted Norman Wanderers 8-1. Acle Rangers dropped to third spot after they went down 2-0 at Farmhouse whose goals came from Matt Plumstead and birthday boy Mickey Barker. Ed Lake and Jutty Womack scored for Aslacton in a good 2-0 win at Dussindale Rovers, but despite goals from Dale Simpson, Ian Babb, jack Tarrant and Alex Pattison, Bell Inn lost 6-4 at The PoW.

Horsford United moved four points clear at the top of 1A after returning to form with a 2-1 win at Costessey West End, Rob Warminger and Callum Cooper scoring, whilst third placed Dilham Cross Keys had goals from Darren Miller, Matt Downing, Michael Powley and Dan Tindall on target in their 4-2 home win over Anglian Rovers. ¬†Bungay Town Res ran out 4-1 winners at Dancing Farmers and New Buckenham won by the odd goal of nine when they visited Vale Longo, their goals coming from Richard Halfecree 2, James Beales, Gareth Hobley and Jason Winser Windmill Wanderers returned to winning ways as they won 3-2 at Sporting Longdale. I travelled to the Open Academy to watch the game between leaders DEFC and third placed Revolution FC. The home side took the lead after twelve minutes when John Muir scrambled the ball home from close range and it was followed by another soon after when Mo Bah rifled home a powerful shot. To the credit of Revolution they hung in there and were rewarded before half time with a very good goal from Lewis Franklin. It was proving to be a tight affair just after the break, but the home side took firm control on the hour mark when Ben Lemmon increased DEFC’s lead with a cracker and shortly after Bah added his second. This seemed to knock the stuffing out of the visitors and Sam Apeh added a fifth before Bah went on to complete his hat trick with an emphatic finish. In the only other game played in the division, Daniel Childerhouse scored all of his sides goals as William Wanderers were 4-1 winners over Sprowston Wanderers.

In 2A, leaders Mischief FC finished their 2015 fixtures in style with a 6-1 victory over Dynamo. Tommy Miller hit a hat trick, whilst further goals came from Theo Chamberlain, Ollie Johnson and Luca Elia. The Middle Green leap- frogged Norman Wanderers Res into third place after beating them 2-1 and Brooke Res had a good 3-0 win at Constable Crusaders. After a four game winning streak, Micawbers had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw with Newsman Celtic, Chris Bailey and Rob Setchell scoring for the Celts and DCS Rapid were rewarded with a point after coming back from Mettingham with a 3-3 draw, Ben Mitson, Rob Marshall and Dan Smith scoring for the home side and Leo Dudley 2 and Alex Guest replying. No games took place in 2B

Only two games took place in 3A where goals from Jordan Youngs 2, Joe Forshaw, Ashley Smith and Tom Harvey helped Hewett Old Boys to a 5-1 victory at Sporting Longdale Res, whilst Karl Spurdon 3, Lee Freedman 3, Alex Potter 2, Steven Waple 2, Stuart Brookshaw 2, Mike Wood, Callum Davidson and Chris Kew were all on target in AFC Westlegate’s 15–3 win at MC Rovers. In 3B, Norwich Ceyms went back to the top of the table after defeating Bunwell AFC 7-1 thanks to goals from Byron Cooke 3, Mark Trett, Tom Lansdale, Lewis Allen and Aaron Smith, and Barracks FC also scored seven (Mitchell McArdle 4, Ricky Marshall, Ryan Harris, Curtis Pope) without reply in their game with Sporting Iceni. East Tuddenham produced an outstanding performance as they beat Sprowston Athletic 3-0.

Only a handful of games survived in the Under 19’s. In the A Division there was a 3-1 home win for Bulldogs FC at home to Watton United, whilst in the B Division, Norman Wanderers reduced the gap on leaders Marlborough to two points after a 4-0 (Zakaria Anwar 3, Reece May) home win over Norwich United B. St Andrews had a narrow 3-2 win over Blofield United thanks to a Curtis Hunt hat trick and there was a point apiece for Easton and Hellesdon as they drew 3-3 with ¬†Christopher Bloor 2 and Kieran Norman scored for Hellesdon. Aylsham recorded their second victory of the season in the C Division as they won 2-1 at Horsford Youth FC