WILLIMOTT STRIKES TO KEEP GREEN ON TOP
Torrential overnight rain saw the postponement of quite a few games this morning in the League and County Cups, but there was still plenty of action that took place.
A very important reminder to clubs is that the league must be informed of ALL postponements BEFORE kick off. Either a phone call or text message is required to the League as we have to liaise with the Referee’s appointments secretary and adjust the Full Time fixture and results service. Those clubs who do not carry out this procedure in the coming weeks when adverse weather will be at its worst, will find themselves in breach of League rules.
In the games that survived, a hat trick for Xavier Huckle, plus goals from George Diggens 2, Fionn Goodwin-Wright, Ashley Davies and Dan Reynolds put DE FC back on top of the Premier Division as the beat Horsford United 8-2, whilst Rhys Cousins found the net four times and there were further goals from Shaun Taylor 2, and Matt Plumstead as Farmhouse beat Poringland Wanderers 7-1.
Arguably the biggest league game of the day was at St Faiths where morning leaders The Middle Green travelled to second placed Norman Wanderers. After a goalless first half the visitors struck the only goal of the game through Kelvin Willimott to secure three points and move three points clear at the top in a game enjoyed by watching league official Steve Brown, who also commented that a good contest was well refereed by Neil Jaques. That defeat for Wanderers allowed Longdale Rovers to move into second spot as they went behind to a Rob Holl goal only to come back with goals from George Pooley and Lloyd Nobbs to beat Vale Longo 2-1. Windmill Wanderers and Bungay Town Res shared six goals and the points at Sewell Park, whilst New Buckenham gained another three points with a 3-1 home win over Constable Crusaders. Two goals from Mike Adcock helped Warwick St Utd to their fourth win in five games, beating Mischief 2-0. The top two in 1B, both recorded victories. Sprowston Wanderers had a 2-1 home win over Trimingham Pilgrims, whilst, Dean Mortimer 3, Ed Lake 2, Jutty Womack and Ryan Mortimer all scored as Aslacton beat Acle Rangers Res 7-2. Phoenix FC recorded a big win scoring fourteen without reply at Cellar House.
In 2A, Hewett OB’s strengthened their grip at the top as Callum Speck 2, Dom Dodds, Lee Roper Smith, Callum Wiley and Jeff Ayigsi all scored in a 6-1 victory at MC Rovers. Dan Stammers scored all four for Norman Wanderers Res as they won a seven goal thriller at SNS FC and Micawbers Tavern moved up to fourth after a 6-1 home win over DCS Rapid. Brooke Res went down 3-2 at Mettingham for whom Craig Bolger, Michael Fleckney and Iain Crawford scored, and there was a first three points of the season for Dynamo as they beat fellow strugglers Warwick St United Res 4-1. One notable result in 2B was the 9-2 victory for Bunwell AFC at FC Viking which gave the club their first back to back victories since joining the league. Barracks are in third spot after a 4-2 win over Harleston Town and Blofield United also collected three points after beating Hethersett Ath Res 5-1 with Harvey Harwood 2, Brad Lake, Josh McCarthy and Josh Morley scoring.
Norman Wanderers A are the new leaders of 3A after scoring ten without reply against bottom side Eaton Park Corinthians. Marlborough also recorded a big win, scoring fourteen against Woodton United, whilst Mad Moose Ath were 5-0 (Josh Buckley 3, Dean Morgan, Michael Cullum) winners over Nelsons Athletic.
In the Under 19’s no games were played in the A Division, but in the B Division, St Andrews were 5-3 winners at Rocklands United and Easton put ten (Harrison White 4, Craig Atwell 3, Archie Ampofo 2) passed Happisburgh Hammers
In the County Cups, both Riverside Rovers and Dilham Cross Keys games in the Senior fell victim to the weather whilst in the Intermediate Cup, North Walsham progressed at the expense of Norwich CEYMS. The games involving our clubs in the Junior Cup also fell foul of the rain