SIX OF THE BEST FOR ACLE AS THEY CUT GAP ON LEADERS
Acle Rangers moved up to third spot in the Premier Division as they scored six without reply at home against Dog House on a day when only two games were played in the division. In the other match The Pow recorded a 4-1 victory at home to Poringland Wanderers.
In 1A, leaders Sporting Longdale suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat home defeat against Anglian Rovers, a result that helped Bungay Town close the gap as they beat Norman Wanderers 4-2. Aslacton moved up to third as they put seven (Ed Lake 2, Ben Sterman, Adam Edwards, Dean Mortimer, Lewis Plowman OG) past DCS Rapid. Dancing Farmers took a two goal lead through Aiden Boast and Dan King against Mad Moose but then saw the visitors reply either side of half time to level the scores, before Josh McBride scored what proved to be the winner. Gary Walsh and Josh Brown both found the target as Windmill Wanderers produced a terrific defensive display to take the points in a 2-0 win at Horsford Utd. William Wanderers are the new leaders of 1B after a 6-2 (Dan Childerhouse, Liam Brown, James Denmark 2, Lee Glen, Sam Thompson) beating of Moles Rest. Earlham Utd bounced back from last weeks defeat to thump eleven (Marcus McInemy 4, Liam Moriarty 2, Scott Roberts 2, Ashley Davies 2, Dan Davies) past Ribs Rovers, whilst St Faiths had goals from Matt Howard, Jody Peacher and Dave Whitlam to thank for their 3-2 win over Heartsease FC. Sprowston Wanderers were 4-2 winners at Spixworth Sunday Res, whilst Richard Myhill 2, Paul Clarke and Danny Sweatman netted for Taverham Utd as they came from behind to beat Acle Rangers Res 4-1.
Shipdham Rangers continue to lead 2A on goal difference as Mark Allibone scored four times in their 7-0 win over Micawbers FC Jack Flynn, Troy Bond and Lewis Fuller were also on target. Costessey West End remain level on points after goals by Perry Philpot, Nathan Owers and Neil McGreavy secured a 3-0 win at The Cottage. John Bell, Mark Faiers, Dan Duffield and Antoni Fawles all scored as Dilham Cross Keys beat Constable Crusaders 4-0 and their was a single goal victory for Deopham at Fat Cat & Canary. I saw the game at Hellesdon Community Centre where the home side Ketts Tavern Wizards were presented with the League Sporting Award before their match with Norman Wanderers A. The game was played in great spirit by both teams and saw Normans take an early lead through Sam Chapman before Martin Greengrass added a second. The home side were left to rue many missed chances in this period and fell further behind as Toby Hooper scored from the spot. It was four before half time as Floyd Smith increased the visitors lead but it was a scoreline that was rather harsh on the home side. After the break Corrie Cadwallader added a fifth before Ketts finally got on the score sheet through a Ronaldo Qoopre penalty. Seth Thomas and Andy Bajomee then also scored for the home side before the end to give a fair reflection in the scoreline. Steven carver was outstanding throughout for Normans whilst referee Fusheng Qiao can be pleased with his performance. In 2B, Lakewood Utd closed the gap at the top to three points with a 5-0 win at Locksley Ath. DEF FC were 2-0 winners against Hethersett Ath to remain third, whilst Salhouse Rovers are fourth after winning 4-1 (Ryan Tebble, Lee Daniels, Neil Woolner, James Smith) at Briston Wanderers. The game between Rileys FC and Mettingham ended 6-0 to the home side.
With leaders GaGa FC inactive, second placed The Middle Green took the opportunity to close the gap at the top of 3A by hammering fifteen without reply against AFC Westlegate. Luca Elia, Craig Cutting, Theo Chamberlain, Lee Askew and Matthew Payne all found the target as Mischief FC beat Tasburgh Utd and Sporting Longdale Res took a point from a 4-4 draw at Dynamo FC. Winfarthing's decent recent run continued as they beat Freethorpe 7-2 and Brooke Res were another side to hit double figures as they scored ten at MC Rovers. Reedham recorded their third victory of the season as they beat Westfield FC 6-1 at home. Phoenix remain the team to catch in 3B as they put eight without reply past bottom side Red Lion. Trimingham Pilgrims are second as Dan Tyrrell grabbed a hat trick in his sides 6-4 win over Binham Village. Jack Crane 2 and Louis Rodgers were also on target. Hickling Barn remain in touch after winning by the odd goal of seven at Salhouse Rovers Res who thanked Hickling for supplying the referee and praised his performance. Silver Fox had a good 2-1 win at Hethersett Ath Res and Cellar House took a point as they drew 2-2 with Sporting Iceni.
In the Under 19 a section, reigning champions Hellesdon Youth moved up to second spot as they put seven (Kane Moore 2, Elliot Roe 2, Liam Robinson, Sam Chadwick, Charlie Dack) past Thorpe Village and North Walsham gained their first win of the season as they beat Coltishall Jaguars 3-1.
Reepham Town remain top of section B after a 7-0 (Lewis Scott 3, Kieran Harrison 2, Sean Swaby, Aaron Cranfield) win over third placed Sprowston Athletic. Marlborough remain in touch with games in hand after a 6-1(Sebastian Bialasik 3, Jack Lincoln 2 Alex Phillpott) win over Drayton and Litcham ran out 4-1 winners at home to Swanton Morley. There was a 4-2 victory for East Coast Warriors over Hellesdon Youth B whilst Norman Wanderers Youth beat Coltishall Jaguars by the same score with Reece May 2, Aiden Rees and Jack Robinson the men on target.
Attleborough Town are the new leaders of section C. their 5-2 (Jack Croswaite 2, Jamie Edwards, Jordan Lake, Patrick Kassaga) over Watton Utd saw them leapfrog Poringland Wanderers who were in cup action. Wymondham Town moved up to third after a 5-2 (Sam Lubbock 3, Matt Thresh, Henry Cugnoni) win over Newton Flotman, whilst Scole Utd hit fifteen past Freethorpe and Harleston Town nine past Mulbarton Wanderers, in their respective victories.