It’s been a while since we had a report so I thought I’d do one.
It’s cup weekend, which means we had a shed load of rain but not too many postponements. There was only one game involving 2 Prem teams, with Poringland taking on Mischief and winning 2-1, Matthew Elwin and Chris Lay scoring. Div 1 side Silver Fox took Prem side Phoenix to extra time and penalties but it was Phoenix who won the shootout 5-4. There were 9 goals out in the country at Aslacton as the home side beat Marlborough 6-3 and 14 goals between Woolpack and DCS Rapid, unfortunately for DCS, Woolpack scored 12 of them. There we 2 ties between Prem and Div 2 sides, Schoolhouse beat AG Athletic 7-0 and Horsford overturned Newsman Celtic 9-2. The final tie of the rounds (Farmhouse received a bye) saw Div 1 Viking narrowly beat Aylsham, Div 2, 2-1.
There was just the one game in Div 1 (sorry i missed it originally), where AFC Norwich continued their rich vein of form and banged in 13 against Windmill Wanderers who failed to get on the scoresheet themselves.
In Div 2, Easton closed the gap at the top of the table to 1 point (and have 2 games in hand) after scoring 16, Marcus Dunthorpe-McInerney scoring 9 to East Tuddenham’s 2. Eaton Beehive lost ground on Easton after going down 4-2 against Norman Wanderers A. Hethersett hosted Barracks in a game that saw 7 goals, Barracks winning by the odd goal, Nathan Armstrong 2, Dean Palmer and Alexander Philpott.
None of the top 3 in Div 3 played so 4th placed Earsham closed the gap with a 6-1 home win against Sporting Rackheath. Old Catton recorded a 2-1 win against Eaton Park Corinthians. FC Viking Reserves we so close to their first point of the season but ended up losing 4-3 against Cringleford. Cellar House and Woodton shared 8 goals in a 4-4 draw, Zak Nelson 3 and Tyrone Moore with the goals for Woodton.
There was a full program of fixtures in Div 4 with all 10 teams playing. Sprowston United took the Sprowston derby spoils with a 4-1 win over Sprowston Rovers. Freethorpe won the F-Thorpe derby (not a real thing), beating Felthorpe 2-0. Yelverton are still in touching distance of top spot, after their 2-1 win against Wensum Helles, a result that leaves them 2 points off Marriott with a game in hand. Marriott won 4-3 away at Tavern Old Boys, Joel Baldwin, Jake Nixon, Lloyd Reeve and Isaac Yull all scoring. Salhouse picked up only their second win of the season thanks to goals from Matthew Shaw 2, Dean Perry, Adam Rose and Lewis Rutterford in their 5-0 against Eaton Beehive Reserves.