COLD SNAP HITS FIXTURE LIST
Despite it looking like a glorious sunny morning, the recent wet weather and cold snap took its toll on this weekends league programme with only thirteen of the scheduled forty three games being played.
In the Premier Division, The PoW put last weeks County Cup disappointment behind them as the went to Dussindale Rovers and won 7-4. Payton Swatman scored twice in the first five minutes to ensure a quick fire start, whilst further goals came from Liam Moriarty 2, Connor Howett, Charlie Blake and Ashley Mitchell. The other game played in the division saw Aslacton and Norman Wanderers take a point each from a goalless draw.
In 1A, Vale Longo moved up to third spot as they won the only game played in the division, 4-1 against Bungay Town Res, whilst in the big game in 1B, DE FC took a significant step nearer the title as they won 2-0 (John Muir, Mo Bah) at Lakewood United.
Mischief FC are now five points clear in 2A, after a 5-3 home win over The Middle Green. Mischief made a brisk start and were three ahead in the first twenty five minutes through Ed Myers, Theo Chamberlin and Gary Curtis, before the visitors pulled a goal back. Tommy Miller restored the three goal lead before half time. The second period was a much quieter affair where Ollie Johnson added a late fifth for the home side and Middle Green scored twice more. It was reported that the game was a great advert for Sunday football in front of a large crowd and referee Tom Harvey received praise for delaying the kick off as conditions improved. Newsman Celtic moved up to fourth after a single Rob Setchell strike was enough for them to take the points at DCS Rapid in a game that saw referee Dario Matthewson receive high praise for his performance. In the divisions other game played, Dynamo FC went down to a 3-2 defeat at Brooke Res. There was a hat trick for Jamie Smith and goals for George Tallent 2, Ellis Watts and Matthew Doyle as Phoenix FC returned to the top of 2B by winning 7-1 at Binham Village.
Winfarthing FC continue to lead the way in 3A, after two Robbie Peake goals and others from Lee Tricker and Dawid Kawa helped them to a 4-3 victory at home to Gaga FC. SNS FC continued their good season by scoring eleven (Richard Taylor 3, Shane Gammage 3, Martyn Bath 2, Ben Morgan 2, Luke Johnstone) without reply at home to Freethorpe FC and a revitalised MC Rovers started the warm up to their County Cup semi final with a 7-2 win over Sporting Longdale Res. No games survived the weather in 3B.
In the Under 19's there was a hat trick for Sam Fisher, doubles for Tam Demunga and Max Sawyer and a goal for Harry Gibson as Long Stratton defeated Wymondham Town 8-1 in the A Division.
Matthew Scoular and Joel Elvin both scored in Norwich United B's 2-1 win at Easton in the B division, whilst Hellesdon and Blofield United had to settle for a point each in a goalless draw.
Just a reminder to clubs, that even when your game is called off on the morning of a game or just before kick off, the league needs to be informed immediately.