BAD DAY FOR ROVERS AS THEY CRASH OUT OF NATIONAL COMPETITION
Reigning Norwich & District Sunday League champions Riverside Rovers made a swift exit from the National FA Sunday Cup as they were beaten 5-0 by Newark side RHP FC. The result however was overshadowed by an injury to Rovers player Kyle McCleland who suffered a broken leg. The League wish him well and a full and speedy recovery. Rovers will now look to bounce back this weekend in the Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup when they travel to Kings Lynn side West Lynn with the winners gaining a home Quarter Final tie against Yarmouth side Windmill.
JOY FOR BUNWELL AS THEY GRAB FIRST VICTORY
With this weekend set aside for FA and County Cup action, it was a limited League programme that took place.
In the only Premier Division game played this morning, Horsford United came away from Farmhouse with a 4-2 victory under their belt.
In 1A, Longdale Rovers gained three more points with a 2-0 (Bradley Warr, George Pooley) home win over New Buckenham in a game where referee Matt Carpenter was mightily impressed by the behaviour and attitude of both sides, stating that he can’t ever remember refereeing a game with less dissent. Credit goes to both clubs. Brooke continued their charge up the table, scoring five of the eight goals in their “local derby” with Bungay Town Res, whilst Windmill Wanderers overcame Constable Crusaders with a narrow 2-1 victory, goals coming from Tony Palmer and Arran James. Mischief FC got themselves back to winning ways by beating Vale Longo by the odd goal of seven.
In 1B, Jonny Brown, Lewis Vardigans, Chris Scase and Damien Williams all scored as Briston Wanderers were 4-0 winners at Cellar House, whilst Hethersett Athletic claimed their second victory of the season after a 2-1 (Tom Vosper, Tom Nurse) home win over Binham Village.
Two games took place in 2A, one of which saw Norman Wanderers Res move up into second spot courtesy of a 6-4 victory at Winfarthing. Dan Stammers 2, Jordan Kenny, Jimmy Buxton Scott Thompson and an own goal the scorers. Bottom side Dynamo will be hoping for a change of fortune soon as they went down to a 3-1 home defeat to DCS Rapid for whom Danny McIlwrath 2, and Daz Walsh were the scorers.
Hethersett Athletic Res made it a good day for the club as they recorded a very good 2-1 win at third placed East Tuddenham. The bottom two sides, Bunwell AFC and FC Viking produced a seven goal thriller, with the home side coming out on top to give them their first win of the season.
In 3A, only two games were played and both produced big wins for the home sides. Longdale Rovers Res scored eleven as they beat Eaton Park Corinthians, whilst Nelsons Athletic put ten passed Woodton United.
In the Sunday Senior Cup, of the games played, Acle Rangers went down 3-1 at England’s Hope, whilst Norman Wanderers lost 5-0 at El Sol. On the bright side however, Salhouse Rovers won 2-1 at FC Gorleston after extra time and DE FC hit eleven when beating Silver Fox.
In the Intermediate Cup Hellesdon went through, beating Hemsby 6-2, Micawbers Tavern scored six of the eleven goals in their tie with The Entertainer and SNS FC beat Blofield United 3-2.
Big result for Aylsham Under 19’s in the Junior Cup as they went through on penalties after drawing 3-3 with Division 3A leaders Woolpack FC. Norman Wanderers A beat St Andrews 8-2, Rocklands United had a good 3-2 victory at Watton United and Mad Moose Athletic were 3-2 winners over Swanton Morley