NO HOPE FOR ENGLAND AS ROVERS PROGRESS IN CUP

It was good to hear that Remembrance Day was given its due respect as clubs lined up to play each other in League and County Cup this weekend.

In the Sunday Senior Cup, Riverside Rovers made the long trip to Englands Hope of the Kings Lynn League and were rewarded with a single goal victory. Last seasons beaten finalists Acle Rangers took care of business as they scored six without reply at home to GY Dynamo, whilst Hewett Old Boys also did very well, travelling to Gorleston Rangers and thumping them 9-1 with goals coming from Jordan Crane 3, Ashley Baxter 2, Jonathan Phipps and what was described as an unlikely hat trick from Ryan Wiley. Horsford progressed courtesy of and narrow 2-1 defeat of Hethersett Athletic and Woolpack also reached the last eight after beating The Middle Green 4-2. There were a couple of downsides though, Mischief went out to holders Windmill, losing 6-2 whilst Vale Longo shipped six goals when losing to El Sol.

In the Sunday Junior Cup, Moose Park Rangers scored seven when winning at Salhouse Rovers and AFC Norwich were also amongst the goals as they hit eight against East Tuddenham. Watton United won 4-0 as the Division 3 leaders beat high riding Division 2 side MC Rovers and a single goal was enough for Aylsham Sunday to beat Easton. Silver Fox won 3-0 at Hempnall and DCS Rapid were 2-0 winners over AG Athletic. Dynamo are in the hat for the next round following a 3-3 draw with Cherry Tree FC they proceeded to win 4-2 on penalties.

In League action, Schoolhouse followed up last weeks good victory with another one as a double from Chris Hall and a goal from Harry Hawthorne helped them to win 3-2 at Phoenix, whilst Trimingham Pilgrims ran out 3-0 winners at home to Farmhouse.

With the top two in County Cup action Aslacton moved closer to them as they beat Norman Wanderers 3-0. Marlborough are level on points with Aslacton after scoring five without reply at mad Moose Ath whilst Barracks won by the odd goal of five against Windmill Wanderers.

FC Viking are the new leaders of Division 2, Dan Stobbart 2, Josh Edge, Jonny Billing and Dan Kitchener all scoring as the beat Acle Rangers Res 5-3 and newsman Celtic grabbed their first win of the season, 3-0 at Norman Wanderers A.

In Division 3, there was a good win for Eaton FC, 5-1 at Eaton Park Corinthians and Nelsons Athletic beat FC Viking Res 4-1, a result that would have disappointed Woodton United who stay bottom despite their first win of the season, 3-2 at home to Rackheath Rangers.

Long Stratton moved up to second spot as they scored six without reply at home to Mulbarton Wanderers and Earsham Sundays recent good form continued as the beat Bunwell AFC 3-0. Hellesdon hit seven when winning at Felthorpe and Holt United were 5-2 winners at home to Yelverton