MIXED FORTUNES IN COUNTY CUPS

County Cups took centre stage this weekend with a mixed bag of results for our competing teams.

In the Senior Cup last seasons beaten finalists Acle Rangers progressed to the next round after winning 3-0 at Kings Lynn side William Burt, whilst Woolpack hit a dozen when defeating Southery ASA at the FDC. There was a great effort from Division 1 side Hethersett Athletic who came from behind to beat Poringland Wanderers 2-1. Riverside Rovers also came from behind to win 4-1 at Marlborough whilst Mischief were another Division 1 side that knocked out Premier opponents, beating Trimingham Pilgrims 4-1. Phoenix went out of the competition as they went down 3-2 at home to Yarmouth side El Sol and Aslacton made the long trip to Englands Hope only to lose by a single goal. New boy Jamie Forshaw scored twice whilst Nathan Page and Ben Potts were also on target as Hewett OB’s beat Schoolhouse 4-2 aet but Drayton Dazzlers went out, losing 5-3 at home to Chilvers and farmhouse who lost heavily at Cup holders Windmill.

In the Junior Cup AFC Norwich scored five of the eight goals in their game against Mulbarton Wanderers, whilst Dynamo also scored five as they progressed at Acle Rangers Res. East Tuddenham secured a 3-1 win at Hellesdon as did Old Catton at Newsman Celtic, whilst Hempnall 4-1 winners over Yelverton and DCS Rapid 2-1 against Sporting Iceni also reached the next round. MC Rovers won 4-2 at Norman Wanderers A and Easton hit at dozen when winning at Earsham. there were good wins for Rackheath Rangers, 3-2 at AG Athletic and Aylsham, 3-0 at Nelsons Athletic, whilst Watton United scored six without reply at Woodton United. Moose Park Rangers beat Thetford side Danepak FC 2-1 but Eaton sadly went down 2-1 at home to Norfolk Terriers. Salhouse Rovers are another to progress to the third round as they beat Holt United 5-2 at home.

In League action Norman Wanderers beat Windmill Wanderers 2-0 in Division 1 whilst in the third division Eaton Park Corinthians completed a quickfire double over Cellar House beating them 3-0.

The one game played in Division 4 saw Bunwell AFC beat Felthorpe 5-2.