SCHOOLHOUSE JOIN ACLE AT TOP AFTER WIN
With an extra hours sleep, you would like to think that everybody lined up bright eyed and bushy tailed come kick off time this weekend.
Only two games were played in the Premier Division and at Easton College, Schoolhouse had goals from Kieran Delaney, Rhys Logan and Connor Delaney to thank for a 3-0 win over Farmhouse, a victory that sees them move level on points with Acle Rangers at the top of the table. Dussindale Rovers moved up to fourth spot with Ollie Southgate and Damon Bean scoring as they beat Norman Wanderers 2-1.
In 1A, Horsford United stay top after beating Brooke FC by the odd goal in seven, whilst Vale Longo got back to winning ways after coming from behind to beat Windmill Wanderers 4-3, James Preston 2, Kirk Bardsley and Levi Lambert the Longo scorers. New Buckenham’s 3-1 (Gareth Hobley 2, Chris Watling) win at Anglian Rovers saw them move up to third spot, whilst Mason Roe found the net four times and there were goals for Dan King and Matthew Burroughs as Dancing Farmers recorded a 6-2 home win over Dilham Cross Keys. Sporting Longdale grabbed their first points of the season with a good 3-2 victory at Costessey West End. 1B, leaders DEF FC were held to a goal less draw at William Wanderers but remain five points clear of Taverham United who were 3-2 (Tom Blyth 2, Scott Symonds) winners over Revolution FC. Sprowston Wanderers were 4-2 victors at Acle Rangers Res, whilst Lakewood United got their first win of the season as the beat Salhouse Rovers 5-3.
Two sides with 100% records met at the top of 2A so something had to give. As it happened it was Mad Moose who came out on top as they beat Mischief FC 3-0. Norman Wanderers Res are third after coming from behind to beat Constable Crusaders 6-2, whilst Jonny Bailey hit a hat trick for The Middle Green as they shared six goals and the points at DCS Rapid. Craig Guyton, Darragh Walsh and James Shorthall replied for the home side. Newsman Celtic continued their decent start to the season, scoring four (Frank Wright 2, Robbie Powell, OG) without reply at Brooke Res and there was a first win for Micawbers as they overcame Dynamo 3-0. Phoenix FC moved clear at the top of 2B after scoring seven (Jamie Smith 4, Larry Rouse, Matt Jillings) at Hethersett Athletic and Daryl Dagless, Liam Amos, Jack Crane and Jeff Meggeson all scored for Trimingham Pilgrims as they beat Briston Wanderers 5-1. Hickling Barn collected three points with a narrow 3-2 win at home to Costessey Sports.
With 3A leaders SNS FC inactive, MC Rovers took the opportunity to go level on points as Marcus McInerney 2, Tom Cullum, Ed Chipperfield and Tyrone Drayne all scored in their 5-1 win over Gaga FC. Mad Moose Res made it a good day for the club as they scored seven when beating Freethorpe and Westfield scored four of the seven goals in their game with Sporting Longdale Res. There was a point apiece for AFC Westlegate and Tasburgh United as they shared four goals. Karl Spurdon and Mike Pointing were the AFC marksmen. There were doubles for Mark Trett and Lewis McKerrell and a goal for Kel Heywood as 3B leaders Norwich Ceyms beat East Tuddenham 5-0. It was good to see Ceyms praising the “never give up attitude” of their opponents. Harleston Under 21’s remain second after a narrow 2-1 win at North Elmham and Barracks FC got back on track with a 5-3 win at Gressenhall FC. Sprowston Athletic were 2-1 winners at Sporting Iceni, whilst free scoring Hellesdon were at it again, scoring ten (Connor Charlesworth 4, Elliott Roe 2, Jack Love 2, Liam Robinson, OG) as they won at Bunwell AFC. The game between Blofield United and Hethersett Athletic Res ended all square at 2-2. Justin Bradfield and Steve White had put the visitors two up in twenty minutes before United hit back to level.
Norwich United top the Under 19 A division after a 2-1 (Harry Borrett, Adam Thorley) home win over Watton United and Newton Flotman got their first points on the board after beating Wymondham Town 4-1.
A Reece May double in a 2-1 win at Old Catton saw Norman Wanderers increase their lead at the top of the B division and Marlborough moved up to third after scoring nine (Jack Lincoln 4, Alex Philpott 2, Ross Pickersgill 2, Bradley Spooner) without reply against Norwich United B. A single goal was enough for St Andrews to take the points at Hellesdon Youth, whilst Easton and Blofield United both got their first point of the season as they drew 3-3.
The top two in the C division both recorded big wins. Drayton scored thirteen whilst winning at Happisburgh Hammers and second placed North Walsham hit nine in winning at Aylsham. Horsford Youth and Litcham drew 1-1, Ryan Gray scoring for Horsford and Kai Hull replying for Litcham, whilst Swanton Morley and Dereham Town produced a high scoring game with the home side finally winning 6-5. Soren Gauntlett hit four and there were also strikes from Billy Nhiwatiwa and John Watts for Morley.