ACLE TITLE BOOST HITTING NINE AS DE FC HOPES FADE
With the morning positions looking very tight at the top of the Premier Division, the top three only being separated by goal difference, leaders Acle Rangers gave their title chances a boost when they hit nine without reply at home to Horsford United. Riverside Rovers are level on points but do have a game in hand after beating Farmhouse 6-1, but the chances of DE FC lifting the trophy faded dramatically as two late goals saw them go down to a 3-1 defeat at home to Schoolhouse. The other game in the division played this weekend saw Dilham Cross Keys come back from Bungay Town with a 2-1 (Dan Duffield, Liam Lown) win under their belts.
Norman Wanderers took another step towards the 1A title as they scored seven times in their visit to New3 Buckenham. Brooke remain their nearest challengers after a narrow 2-1 win over Vale Longo and Longdale Rovers remain in the medal hunt after a 6-1 win over Mischief . The Middle green finally returned to winning ways after putting seven passed Bungay Town Res whilst Warwick St United won by the odd goal of in their game with Constable Crusaders. Matt Giles and Chris Bailey scored for Newsman Celtic as they took a point in a 2-2 draw at Windmill Wanderers Sprowston Wanderers were presented with the 1B trophy after their 7-1 win over Silver Fox. Dan Childerhouse 3, Joe Easton, Haydn Davies, Chris Curtis and Lewis Franklin all scored with the sixth goal being celebrated with great delight as it proved to be particularly expensive for Wanderers manager Martin Acheson who pledged One Hundred pounds to club funds if they topped the 100 goal mark for the season. A shaved head could also be in order for the manager who has led his team back into the top division for the first time in a while. Trimingham Pilgrims look set to finish runners up after winning 3-0 at Hethersett Athletic and Acle rangers made it a good day for the club as they won 3-1 at Cellar House.
Lewis Warnes 2, Kane Osborne, Ben Colk, Callum Wiley, Jake Hagg, Jeff Ayigsi, Oli Dodds, Ashley Smith and Nathan Page all helped themselves to goals as 2A Champions Hewett OB” warmed up for Fridays County Intermediate Cup Final by beating Warwick St United. SNS FC ensured runners up spot after beating Micawbers Tavern 4-2, whilst Mettingham completed their season by winning 4-2 (Matt Staff, James Foyster, Andy Cheshire, Ben Mitson) at Winfarthing. 2B looks like it will go down to the wire. Leaders Norwich CEYMS were 4-2 winners over Barracks and remain eleven points clear of North Walsham who have three games in hand. Walsham also found their shooting boots before Fridays Intermediate Cup Final as they thumped Hethersett Ath Res. It should be some final between them and Hewett OB’s at The FDC ko 7.30pm. Hellesdon manger Martin Chadwick scored his first competitive goal since 1997 as his side put a baker’s dozen passed Bunwell AFC, Josh O’Donaughoe also hit five, whilst Brad Lake hit a hat trick in Blofield United’s 3-1 win over Sprowston Athletic. East |Tuddenham also had a good win, beating Sporting Iceni 7-1.
Woolpack FC are closer to the 3A title after a 3-2 win over Norman Wanderers A. They now need one win from their final three games. Marlborough are second after a big win against Cotman United but with only one game left they can be pipped to the runners up spot as Junior Cup winners Drayton Dazzlers are five points behind them with three games in hand after winning 8-2 at Woodton United. Mad Moose Ath beat Longdale Rovers Res 4-1 and Hempnall put ten passed bottom side Eaton Park Corinthians, whilst AFC Norwich also had a big win at home to Nelsons Athletic.
In the Under 19’s, Long Stratton were 8-0 Max Sawyer 3, James Bemrose 2, Vann Seetanah 2, Callum Maloney)( winners over Heigham Park Rangers, whilst in the B Division, Champions Aylsham won 2-1 at Cringleford.
Sprowston Wanderers captain John Howes and manager Martin Acheson receiving the Division 1B trophy from League Secretary Ben Casey after today’s win over Silver Fox and also the title winning squad line up for the camera
LEAGUE CUP DRAW
The draw for the League Cup Semi Final has been made and is as follows
DE FC v Norman Wanderers
Vale Longo v Schoolhouse
Both ties to be played on Sunday April 2nd 10.30 ETIN & Pens If required