DELANEY TREBLE AS ROVERS CUT GAP

The weeks heavy rain saw a number of pitches waterlogged this weekend but it was still a decent program that took place.

In the Premier Division, leaders Schoolhouse will be ruing the fact that they let a two goal slip when making the long trip to Trimingham Pilgrims as the hosts fought back to eventually earn a 3-3 draw. Riverside Rovers took advantage of the leaders slip to close the gap at the top as Connor Delaney hit a hat trick in a 7-1 win over County Cup semi finalists Horsford. There was also a double each for Jordan Rocastle and Jason Armes. Farmhouse grabbed their second victory of the season as they recorded a 4-1 (Robert Warminger 2, Ryan Mickleburgh, Deion Hume) home win over Sprowston Wanderers.

Londale Rovers are the new leaders of Division 1. Their 2-0 (Tibor Megyesi, Josh Castlo-Hall) home win over Aslacton saw them climb above an inactive Phoenix FC. Hewett OB’s are third after Benedict Potts 2, Callum Speck 2, Jordan Crane and Dominic Dodds all scored in their 6-1 win at Norman Wanderers, whilst the divisions game of the day saw Brooke FC lead three times at Hellesdon but still found themselves going down 6-4

In Division 2, Woolpack returned to the top of the table after a 3-0 win over Marlborough and Mischief FC remain in third spot after beating Barracks FC 6-2 with Theo Chamberlin 2, Oliver Hutt 2,  Lee Askew and Edward Myers scoring. Vale Longo hit six (Andrew Adams 2, Fraser Reeves, Lee Smith, Matthew Walsh) without reply when beating Mettingham and there was another win for Mad Moose, 2-0 at home to Sprowston Wildcats.

Its still Brooke Res that lead the way in Div 3 after winning 3-1 (Lewis Knight 2, Thomas Knight) at home to Harleston Town but a tenacious DCS Rapid are hard on their heels after a good 3-0 win at Norman Wanderers A. Silver Fox remain in contention after beating Newsman Celtic 4-2 whilst Dynamo and Acle Rangers Res took a point each in a 1-1 draw. MC Rovers also collected another three points as they beat Hempnall by the odd goal in seven, Ryan Gray 2 and Marcus McInerney 2 getting the goals.

AFC Norwich know that seven points from their final four games will see them lift the Div 4 title. They beat their main challengers Hethersett Ath Res 3-1 thanks to two James Wheeler goals and a Jordan Hunt strike and will need to collapse big time if anybody is going to catch them. Goals  from Matt Billing, Craig Beeden, Jack Dodd and Jonny Billing helped second placed FC Viking to a 4-0 win over Sporting Iceni, whilst Eaton Park Corinthians took a point in a 1-1 draw at Rackheath Rangers. Bottom side Woodton United came from two goals down to take a point at home to Cellar House.

Division 5 leaders Easton returned to action and proved that they were still the team to catch as the scored seven (Jamie George 2, Rhys Cousins, Kiierron Rose 2, Devin Blundell, og) when winning at AG Athletic, whilst Firside Athletic were 3-1 winners at home to FC Viking Res. The game between Aylsham and Qube was abandoned due to an injury to a Qube player, no further details are available at present.

The big game in the Under 19’s saw second placed Scole United win 4-2 at Old Catton. Kieran Manning grabbed a hat trick for the visitors and Callum Boulter was also on target as the South Norfolk side now trail the leaders by a point but have three games in hand. St Andrews moved up to third after a  7-2 (Esube Macumbelawin 3, Billy Wright, James Riseborough, Joshua McCarthy, Jake Jackson)over Mulbarton Wanderers and Cringleford beat Hellesdon 2-1, a Harry Browne double making the difference.