RIVERSIDE ROAR ON AS ROCASTLE GOES NAP
In the Premier Division, new boys Riverside Rovers continued their impressive start as Jordan Rocastle scored all of their five goals as they won at The POW. Jody Cork followed up last weekend’s debut goal with a hat trick as Norman Wanderers beat Dog House 5-1. Colin Wines and Jason Armes added the others. Farmhouse will be delighted with maximum points from their first two games as they won by the odd goal of five at Acle Rangers, whilst I went to Thorpe High School and witnessed an impressive performance from visitors Spixworth Sunday as they thumped Dussindale Rovers 7-0. Joe Woodcock led the way scoring four times, whilst Ross Joy, Rhys Thurtle and Dan Mace also netted in a game well handled by Mark Ames. AFC Wanderers grabbed their first points of the season, Lloyd Greening grabbing the only goal of the game with Poringland Wanderers.
1A, newcomers Bungay Town and Sporting Longdale made it two from two as both had away wins. Bungay won 2-1 at Aslacton for whom Dean Mortimer scored, whilst Sporting were 3-0 (Tom Woods, Jamie Platten, Lloyd Nobbs) winners at Norman Wanderers Res. Anglian Rovers first game of the season brought an impressive 6-2 (Tom Lackey 2, Adam Gusterson 2, Mathew Barker, Wayne Riseborough) victory at Mad Moose, whilst Windmill Wanderers got off the mark with a 4-2 win at home to Vale Longo. Despite an Ian Cooper goal, Horsford Utd went down 4-1 at DCS Rapid while the game between Brooke and Dancing Farmers failed to produce a goal. There were plenty of goals scored though in 1B. Moles Rest led the way as they scored nine against Spixworth Res, Earlham Utd hit one less as they beat St Faiths, whilst Schoolhouse found the net seven times as they beat Sprowston Wanderers. Daniel Childerhouse grabbed a hat trick and Liam Brown scored with a volley as William Wanderers won by the odd goal of seven at Ribs Rovers. Ribs had been 2-0 up at one stage, their three goals coming from Mark Critten, Jacob Dorman and Brian Forbes. Dale Simpson hit three and Scott Allen scored as Bell Inn put last weeks heavy defeat behind them to beat Taverham Utd 4-3, Richard Myhill 2 and Simon Claxton scored for Taverham, whilst Heartsease and Acle Rangers Res took a point each in a 1-1 draw.
In 2A, South Norfolk lead the way. New Buckenham had Martin Andrews scoring his 50th goal for the club as the beat Ketts Tavern Wizards 6-2, Andrew Bajomee and Seth Thomas scored for injury hit Tavern, while Deopham were 3-2 victors over Dilham Cross Keys. Robbie Powell scored for of the six goals Newsman Celtic scored when winning at Fat Cat & Canary, David Powles and Tommy Brown also netted, whilst goals from Rennie and Green enabled Constable Crusaders to come from two down to take a point at The Cottage. Micawbers Tavern were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Normans A, whilst Shipdham Rangers took a good point from Costessey West End in a game that finished 1-1. DEF FC top 2b after the opening games as they won 2-0 at home to Rileys FC, whilst Revolution FC beat Locksley Ath 5-3. A single goal was enough for Lakewood Utd to take the points at Mettingham and Salhouse Rovers got points on the board as James Smith 2, and Martin Woolner scored in their 3-1 victory over Costessey Sports. SDC Utd and Briston Wanderers shared eight goals with Jonny Brown getting a treble and Chris Scase also scoring for Briston.
Its now 26 goals in two games for newcomers The Middle Green as they scored twelve (Jonathan Bailey 4, James Hyde 2, Sam Bird 3, Jake Mardell and 2 OG’s) without reply at Tasburgh Utd. GaGa have started well and were 7-3 victors over AFC Westlegate whilst Matt Payne 2 and Craig Cutting scored as Mischief won 3-1 at Reedham FC. Brooke Res were another side to hit a dozen as they hammered Westfield FC. Marcus Ashley scored the winner two minutes from time as MC Rovers won 3-2 at Freethorpe. Chris Staff had scored the other two. Binham Village are setting the early pace in 3B after a 3-0 win over Felthorpe, but despite a Lee Farmer goal putting them ahead, Hickling Barn went down 2-1 at Phoenix FC. Trimingham Pilgrims will be enjoying their start to league life, Daniel Tyrrell scoring twice as they beat Hethersett Ath Res 2-0 and Silver Fox scored eight without reply at home to Red Lion. Sporting Iceni were also amongst the goals as Danny Shafiyan 3 and Aaron Joseph 2, scored in their 5-1 home win over East Tuddenham.
In the Under 19’s Hellesdon made it clear they intend to hang onto their title as they began the season with an 8-2 win over North Walsham. Tom Nurse 2 and Cain Living scored for Hethersett Ath as they won 3-0 at Coltishall Jaguars A. I saw some of the Thorpe Village Beccles Caxton game. Ollie Najid 2 and Josh Beckett scored for Thorpe and Bradley Crisp 2 and Adam Goodwin scored for Caxton in an entertaining 3-3 draw. Must also say that I was impressed with what I saw from young referee Callum Parke.
Marlborough FC hit the ground running in the B section as they won 7-2 (Przemyslaw Ptak 3, James Cooper, Bradley Spooner, Jordan Wheeler) while Bradley Tucker, Tom Little and Joe Swainson scored as East Coast Warriors beat Swanton Morley 3-0. Hellesdon Youth B were 4-1 (Kieran Norman 3, Todd Speakman) winners at Coltishall Jaguars B, and Jack Dearden scored twice as Drayton beat Litcham 2-1. Norman Wanderers Youth also started with a victory, 3-1 (Billy Dunthorne, Reece May, Jeremiah Masudi) at home to Reepham Town.
Poringland Wanderers started their season with a comfortably scoring seven (Luke Keeler, Connor Bassett, Dan Deag, Ollie Smith, Mark Allison) without reply at home to Mulbarton, and Norwich Utd scored six (Liam Mann, Harry Tye, Javeed Yousef, Callum Maloney,Jordan Gray, og) in beating Scole Utd. Attleborough Town were 4-0 winners at Newton Flotman, and Watton Utd scored the same amount in beating Freethorpe. Wymondham Town will be delighted with their start as they won 3-2 (Bradley Russell, Matt Thresh, Luke Laddiman) at Harleston Town for whom Declan Povey and Anthony Burlton replied