Dec 20th

WINTER ARRIVES TO PUT SCHOOLHOUSE TOP FOR CHRISTMAS

A pleasant sunny morning saw the last games of 2015 take place this weekend.

Schoolhouse go into 2016 as Premier Division leaders after a 3-0 win at Poringland Wanderers. The visitors took a first half lead after Rhys Logan fired into the roof of the net. Both sides had chances before two stunning second half strikes from Luke Winter sealed the points. This was a very good game to watch, the only real difference between the two sides being the quality of the finishing. Third place Acle Rangers suffered a 2-0 home defeat to rapidly improving The PoW, whose goals from Danny O’Carroll and Connor Howett saw them continue their rapid rise up the table. Dussindale Rovers came back from Bell Inn with all three points as Tom Cullumbine 2, Steve Watmore 2 and Ollie Southgate all scored in a 5-2 victory.

In 1A, Vale Longo gained their first point in seven games with a credible 2-2 (Jatinder Dhaliwal, Tom Bulley) draw at leaders Horsford United. Dilham Cross Keys moved up to second spot as goals by Lee Houghton, Jordan Tipple and Dan Tindall helped them to a 3-0 win at William Wanderers. New Buckenham are still looking for their first home win of the season as visitors Sporting Longdale moved off the bottom of the table with a 2-1 victory. Two games took place in 1B and both ended up with away victories. William Wanderers moved up into second spot after winning 4-0 (Daniel Childerhouse 2, James Denmark, Craig Glen) at Edith Cavell whilst goals from Chris Hume and Jordan Crane saw Lakewood United collect the points at Sprowston Wanderers in a 2-0 win.

Mad Moose go into the New Year as 2A leaders after a 6-1 win at Dynamo saw them take over an inactive Mischief at the top. Constable Crusaders are third following a 2-0 win at Newsman Celtic and Mettingham scored nine without reply in their game at Brooke Res. In 2B, the mornings top two faced each other and a single Jamie Smith goal was enough for Phoenix FC to beat Trimingham Pilgrims. Silver Fox though are still level on points with Phoenix after running out 3-1 (Aaron Tunnaley, Jason Lambert, Luke Gould) winners at Hethersett Athletic.

Winfarthing are the new leaders of 3A after scoring eight of the twelve goals in their game at Freethorpe, whilst Hewett OB’s are third after two Olly Dodds goals and a Dom Dodds strike gave them a 3-0 home wine over GaGa FC. An amazing performance from Barry Payne saw him score six of Reedham’s seven goals at home to Sporting Longdale Res. Mark Smith was the other scorer. Lewy Allen 2, Paul Hudson, Aaron Smith and Lewis McKerell all scored for 3B leaders Norwich Ceyms as they won 5-3 at North Elmham whilst there was a hat trick for Dan Stammers and goals for Harvey Harwood 2, Will Thurston and Connor Lee as Blofield United ran out 7-1 winners at Harleston Town U21’s. Josh O’Donoughoe scored six and there were hat tricks for Liam Robinson, Cameron Beazer, Connor Charlesworth and Ben Fulcher as prolific Hellesdon put eighteen passed a spirited Gressenhall side that never gave up. Justin Bradfield scored twice and Ben Wright also netted as Hethersett Ath Res took a point at Sprowston Athletic for whom Kyle Appleton 2, and Tyler Curran scored, whilst Danny Shafiyan and Lee Coby found the net in Sporting Iceni’s 2-1 win at Bunwell AFC. There were double celebrations for East Tuddenham. Not only did they win 3-1 at Barracks FC, they are the winners of the League’s Macron Sports sponsored Sporting Award for October/November

In the Under 19’s, Attleborough are now five points clear at the top . As they were beating Bulldogs 5-0 at home second placed Norwich United slipped to a single goal defeat at Scole United for whom Jack Payne was on target. The South Norfolk local derby between Long Stratton and Newton Flotman saw a single Kieran Smith goal earn the points for the home side.

In the B Division, Norman Wanderers moved level on points with leaders Marlborough after scoring five (Matt Needham 2, Isaac Mace 2, Max Alden) without reply at Hellesdon, whilst St Andrews won by the odd goal of seven at Norwich United B with Matt Scoular, Jack Bucklee and Sam Forder scoring for United.  Old Catton rounded of 2015 with a 2-1 win at Blofield United.

In Division C, Drayton and Sprowston Athletic drew 1-1, a result that sees Drayton stay six points clear of their opponents and seven clear of third placed North Walsham who were inactive. Importantly though, North Walsham have three games in hand of the leaders. The Swanton Morley manager was very happy with his side’s performance as they won 3-0 at Litcham. Alec Coles, Billy Nhiwatiwa and Jack Livock were the men on target.

The one remaining 1st round League Cup tie to be played saw Bungay Town progress to the next round courtesy of a 5-1 victory over Brooke FC

On behalf of the League, can I wish all clubs, players, officials and supporters of grassroots football, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

 

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

LEAGUE CUP 2nd ROUND

 

 

 

 

 

To be played on January 31st 2016 etin & pens if req

 

 

 

DUSSINDALE ROVERS

v

ACLE RANGERS

SCHOOLHOUSE

v

BELL INN

FARMHOUSE

v

EDITH CAVELL

PORINGLAND WANDERERS

v

SALHOUSE ROVERS

TAVERHAM UNITED

v

RIVERSIDE ROVERS

ANGLIAN ROVERS

v

SPROWSTON WANDERERS

COSTESSEY WEST END

v

DE FC

BUNGAY TOWN

v

NORMAN WANDERERS