November 2nd


Farmhouse continued their 100% start to the season as they narrowly overcame a sporting Sprowston Rovers side, thanks to goals from Darren Parnell and a Matthew Plumstead 35 yard lob and deservedly they hit top spot in the Premier Division.  I watched Norman Wanderers v Riverside Rovers and a goal in each half from Aaron Kay and a Roy Beavis (penalty), saw Riverside climb to second spot as they overcome a Norman Wanderers side who were losing for the second week running.  Riverside fully deserved their win in an encounter that was well controlled by referee Stu Bidwell.  Acle Rangers were victorious against AFC Wanderers 3-2. Whilst Dussingdale were also winners by the same scoreline against Dog House and The P.O.W. FC recorded an emphatic 7-2 win over Spixworth Sunday.

1A – With leaders Bungay Town inactive, Sporting Longdale had the chance to go top of the Division, however a 3-3 draw against Dancing Farmers means they remain in second place. Aslacton and Gt Moulton beat Windmill Wanderers 3-0 (Justin Womack, Dean Mortimer and Daniel Rout) and Norman Wanderers Res got a nap hand overcoming DCS Rapid 5-1 (Lee Guyton 2, Jamie Buxton 2 and Lee Barron).  Horsford United gained their first win of the season beating Vale Longo 3-0 thanks to goals from Leon Edwards, Scott Lyndsey and Matthew Taylor.  The other game in the division was a thriller, with Mad Moose coming out on top 4-3 against Brooke FC.

1B – In a top of the table clash School House comprehensively beat The Bell Inn 4-1, with goals from Elliott Lythgoe, Samuel Watts, Chris Hall and Brad Nelson, inflicting the damage and they now move up into second place behind leaders Moles Rest.  St Faiths 2-0 (Jody Peacher, Luke Goodswen) and Sprowston Wanderers 4-1, both climbed the table as they won against Acle Rangers Res and William Wanderers respectively.  In a bottom of the table clash, Ribs Rovers got the better of Heartsease FC 1-0.

2A – Division 2A leaders New Buckenham were emphatically beaten by Micawbers Tavern 7-2. Goals from Liam Frost 2, Tom Friskey and Adam Burroughs helped Constable Crusaders to a narrow 4-3 victory over Shipdham Rangers and they now occupy second place.  Costessey West End kept in touch at the top end with a 4-1 win against Norman Wanderers A, as do The Cottage, thanks to a tight 2-1 triumph over Deopham.  Second half goals from Fawkes and Duffield meant that Dilham were victorious against Newsman Celtic 2-0 and Bungay Town Reserves also achieved a likewise outcome against Fat Cat and Canary FC.

2B – Lakewood United were victorious in a tight encounter against Briston Wanderers (1-0) and narrowed the gap at the top on Revolution FC who were without a game.  Salhouse Rovers in beating DEF FC 4-1, with goals from James Smith 2, Ryan Tebble and Kel Haywood, moved into third place and SDC United’s emphatic 6-0 thrashing of Costessey Sports Sunday also saw them climb the table, the other encounter in this division produced a narrow 2-1 result in Mettinghams favour against Hethersett Athletic with their goals coming from Cameron Armstrong and Dan Smith.

3A – Leaders Gaga FC recorded their seventh win of the season beating Tasburgh United 3-1 and Mischief FC moved up into second place thanks to a 6-2 triumph against Brooke FC Reserves, Craig Cutting 2, Lee Askew 2, Matthew Cates and Theo Chamberlain being their marksmen.  Maximum points were picked up by Reedham FC 7-1 against AFC Westlegate and Westfield FC 6-0 against Freethorpe FC. Whilst Dynamo FC’s 2-0 win against MC Rovers and Sporting Longdale Res who ran out 3-2 winners against Winfarthing FC, mean they both remain in the top half of the table. 

3B – Leaders Phoenix FC dropped their first points of the season as Silver Fox held them to a 4-4 draw in an excellent encounter, Phoenix goals came from Jamie Smith 2, Sam Capps and Larry Rouse, with Luke Gould 2, Victor Larke and Mark Cartledge on the mark for Silver Fox.  Trimmingham Pilgrims closed the gap at the top as they overcome Red Lion FC 8-2 and third placed Hickling Barn FC did likewise beating Cellar House 5-1.  Binham Village emerged victorious in a thrilling game against Sporting Iceni 5-4.  Hethersett Athletic Res overran Felthorpe FC 6-0 as did Salhouse Rovers Res, who put six past East Tuddenham and in doing so recorded their first victory of the season, with Jono Carver netting a hat-trick along and Ryan Frankland, Martin Woolner and an o.g. completing the scoreline.

U19 A – Leaders Blofield United triumphed 4-1 over Hethersett thanks to a Nat D’Rosario hat-trick and a Josh Clark effort. Second placed Long Stratton edged out Thorpe village 2-1, whilst Beccles Caxton and North Walsham Town fought out an exciting 4-4 draw.

U19 B – Sprowston Athletic remain top having overcome second place Drayton 6-2, who now move down to fourth place, as Marlborough moved up to second as goals from Bradley Spooner 2, Jack Lincoln and Matt Gee produced a 4-0 outcome in their favour against East Coast Warriors.  Reepham Town scored five without reply against Hellesdon Youth B to move into third place.  Litcham FC also produced five goals without reply against Coltishall Jaguars B to record their second win of the season. Swanton Morley just edged out Norman Wanderers 4-3, in a tight encounter, with a brace from Miguel Ferriera and one each from Jack Birch and John Watts, sealing the points.

U19 C – Leaders Norwich United were knocked off top spot as Attleborough overcome them 3-2 which means Poringland are now in pole position, having beat Watton United FC 5-3, Matthew Westell, Ryan Petit, Will Harrowing. Matthew Boddington and Ollie Smith all finding the back of the net. A Sam Lubbock double and strikes from Bradley Russell and Josh Shorrick saw  Wymondham Town move into second place via a 4-1 win against Freethorpe FC.  Scole United were the biggest winners on the day as they trounced Mulbarton 9-0, Max Turner weighed in with four goals along with one-a-piece for Ashley Maskell, Laurence Breeze, Hayden Wilby, Jacob Sloos and Alex Clarke.  And finally special mention must go to Newton Flotman who picked up their first win of the season against Harleston Town FC 3-2.