Despite goals from Aaron Saunders and Sam Whiting, Acle Rangers were left to wonder what might have been as holders Windmill from Gt Yarmouth came from behind to retain the Sunday Senior Cup winning 4-2 at Carrow Rd. It was a good performance from Rangers that probably deserved better but they now move on to the League Cup Final on May 11th where they will be hoping to go one better as the face Hewett OB’s.
In the Premier Division, Champions Riverside Rovers rounded off their season with a 5-3 win at Sprowston Wanderers, that included an Aaron Kay treble, whilst there was a hat trick for Matt Cook and goals for Will Harrowing and Matt Daynes as Poringland Wanderers won 5-2 at Bungay Town.
Riverside Rovers Captain Jamie Riley receives the Premier Division Trophy from League Chairman Paul Ballard
Despite finishing their games level on points, unbelievably both Phoenix and Brooke must wait to see the out come of The Middle Green’s final game to find out if they have taken the top two spots. Whilst Phoenix were beating Longdale Rovers 3-0 to remain top, Brooke came back from being a goal down at the break to beat Hewett OB’s 5-2. In the meantime, Middle Green put eight past Hellesdon and now know that a six goal win in their final game against Longdale, will see them finish runners up, or a thirteen goal victory will take the title. We wait and see. Aslacton completed their season with a 4-1 home win over Norman Wanderers.
Congratulations to Woolpack who took the Div 2 title with a 2-0 win over the only side, Drayton Dazzlers, who could have caught them. Dazzlers now need one win from four games to take second spot, but there is no doubt that both sides will be a force in Div 1. Vale Longo finished off their season by taking a point in a 1-1 draw at Briston.
League Assistant Sec Steve Brown presents Woolpack Capt Marcus Gee
In Div 4, Hethersett Athletic Res clinched the runners up spot after a narrow 3-2 win over Nelson Athletic whilst in Div 5, congratulations go to Aylsham who are the champions although the end of the season proved a bit of an anti climax as opponents Qube failed to raise a side so the game was awarded to Aylsham
In the Under 19’s Long Stratton moved up to second spot after hitting a dozen at home to Hethersett Athletic