The draw for the semi finals of the League Cup has been made and is as follows
Riverside Rovers v Acle Rangers
Poringland Wanderers v DE FC
Both ties to take place on Sunday April 3rd 10.30am. Extra Time and pens if required
PHOENIX TAKE TITLE AFTER SEVEN GOAL THRILLER
A bright Easter Sunday saw a some important results and a couple of titles clinched as the season heads towards the end.
In the Premier, the top of the table clash between Schoolhouse and Acle Rangers ended in a 3-1 victory for the home side, thanks to two goals from Chris Halls and one from Rhys Logan. That victory for Schoolhouse enabled Riverside Rovers to leapfrog Acle into second spot as they returned from Aslacton with three points after a 4-1 (Jordan Rocastle 3, Ricky Bevis) win and they now sit two points behind the leaders with a game in hand. Farmhouse took all three points from their visit to Bungay Town where goals from Danny Howes, Shaun Taylor and Olly Forkes secured a 3-0 win. There were hat tricks for Tim Carey and Dan Manganaro, plus goals for Matty Elwin and Tom Pitchell as Poring land beat ten man Bell Inn 9-3. Ash Burton and Chris Moore scored for Bell as did joint manager Tom Brown who managed one at either end.
Horsford United have one hand on the 1A trophy after a 2-0 victory at Brooke and now a point from their final game at Bungay Town next week will see them take the title. Costessey West End, the only team that can catch them, were 5-1 (Sam Cramp 2, Michael Townsend 2, Rick Ward) winners over Windmill Wanderers but must win their last four games and hope that Horsford slip up.
In 2A, Mad Moose moved to within a point of leaders Mischief FC after a 4-1 (Tibor Megyesi 2, Seth Thomas, Michael Adcock) home win over Micawbers Tavern. With a vastly superior goal difference, a point from their final two games will be enough to take the title. With five games still to play, The Middle Green look set to finish in third position after winning 3-1 Danny Cullum, Jake Mardell, Sam Bird) at Mettingham.
Congratulations go to Phoenix FC who have clinched a league title for the second successive season. In a dress rehearsal for the County Intermediate Cup Final, the beat close rivals Trimingham Pilgrims by the odd goal of seven, a result that made them champions. Jamie Smith 2, Charlie Lambe and Ellis Watts scored in a victory which also ensures that Silver Fox finish as runners up. Trimingham will finish third, but still have the cup final to look forward to.
3A champions SNS scored nine without reply as they hosted Sporting Longdale Res and runners up Hewett OB’s also hit nine (Callum Wiley 3, Olly Dodds 2, Joe Forshaw 2, Luke Jeal, Dan Thorpe) as they rounded off their first season with a win at Freethorpe. Reedham were also winners as they won 2-1 (Fergus Ogg, Barry Payne) at MC Rovers. The only game played in 3B saw North Elmham beat Bunwell AFC 8-3 with goals coming from Matt Lannon 3, Chris Abbot 3, and a double for Matt Bailey.
Congratulations go to North Walsham Under 19’s as the took the Division C title with a 6-1 win over Horsford Youth. they will now be looking to complete a League and Cup double in the County Junior Final against SNS next week at the FDC. In the other Under 19 game played, Norwich United completed their season by scoring seven without reply against Wymondham Town.
The Benevolent Cup started this weekend and in Group A, William Wanderers were 3-0 (Matt Daynes, Craig Glenn, Ryan Pye) winners over Sprowston Wanderers, whilst Vale Longo and Constable Crusaders took a point each in a 1-1 draw. The B section saw an amazing scoreline as Revolution scored six of the eleven goals in their game at Salhouse Rovers whilst Marlborough were 4-1 (Spencer Medlar, Joshua Gathergood, Jack Lincoln, Adam Wilson) winners over Hellesdon U19’s.