Oct 2nd


Three goals in a 7-1 victory against Bungay Town this weekend saw veteran striker Roy Bevis pass the five hundred mark of Sunday League goals. In an eighteen year Sunday League career, Roy has been a prolific scorer for clubs such as Sportsmen, Cygnet, Quebec Rovers, Marlborough, Norman Wanderers and currently Riverside Rovers. It’s a superb achievement and the League sends its congratulations to Roy.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, four goals for Brendan Burke, two from Sam Applegate and strikes from Leon Brock and Nathan Page saw Schoolhouse remain top of the league as the beat Dilham Cross Keys. I took in the game at the impressive [email protected] where DE FC took on an Acle Rangers side that had started the season well. DE got off to a great start and were ahead within two minutes when Mark Alibone found space inside the area to fire home. Acle responded well and levelled ten minutes later as Tom Cullabine latched onto a short back pass to beat home keeper Elliot Pride. Despite chances at both ends there were no more goals in the first period, but midway through the second half, a great run and cross from Darrell Wigger set up Alibone for his second, and soon after as Acle pressed for an equaliser, Fionn Goodwin-Wright broke clear to beat Scott Foreman with a good finish. Excellent game between two quality sides, well handled by referee Brian Applegate. Farmhouse ran out 4-0 winners at home to Lakewood United, whilst Horsford United came from one down at the break to win 4-1 at Poringland Wanderers.

Norman Wanderers good start to the season goes on after they won 3-0 at Longdale Rovers. Middle Green are in second spot after winning 3-1 at Constable Crusaders and Bungay Town Res are third after scoring six of the ten goals in their game at Mischief FC. Vale Longo had a 2-1 win at home to Newsman Celtic and Dan King scored four as Brooke were 8-3 winners at Warwick St United. Matt Nichols 2, James Daniels and Pete Downes also found the target, whilst Windmill Wanderers returned from New Buckenham with a point after a goalless draw. The meeting of the mornings top two in 1B saw Aslacton leapfrog Sprowston Wanderers to go top after two goals from Dean Mortimer and a James Smith effort helped the home side to a 3-2 win. Silver Fox’s Jamie Wright scored the only goal of the game as they won at third placed Phoenix and Fox were also full of praise for referee Warren Skoulding which is good to hear. Salhouse Rovers hit the goal trail as they put eight (Hadyn Cunningham 2, Jjames Smith 2, Ryan Gardner 2, Adam Wengrow, Sam Browne) past Hethersett Athletic. Binham Village had a 4-2 (C Watts 2, D Rose, K Watts) win at Cellar House and Acle Rangers Res got their first points on the board as they beat Briston Wanderers 3-2.

Hewett OB lead the way in 2A as Callum Speck 2 and Dom Dodds scored in a 3-1 win at Norman Wanderers Res. Winfarthing move up to second after beating Micawbers 3-1, whilst SNS FC hit six without reply as they overcame Dynamo. Craig Bolger scored four times and Tom Girling also netted as Mettingham had a good morning, beating MC Rovers 5-0 and Brooke Res now have points on the board as they beat DCS Rapid 7-1. Norwich Ceyms made it five from five in 2B as they won 7-5 (Jamie Ingle 2, Lewis Allen, Jack Flynn, Lawrence Hare, Adam Boast, Lewis Swatman) at Barracks FC, whilst Hellesdon inflicted a second successive defeat on one time leaders Blofield United with Mac Gee, Josh O’Donaughoe, Kane Moore and Connor Simpson scoring as they won 4-0. East Tuddenham will be pleased with their mornings work as they beat North Walsham 6-1 and Sprowston Athletic were also amongst the goals, beating FC Viking 7-1. Hethersett Ath Res won by the odd goal in five at home to Sporting Iceni whilst Harleston Town and Bunwell took a point each after a 2-2 draw.  

Woolpack FC continue to score goals for fun in 3A Ricky Bevis scoring seven as they notched up another big win, this time against Woodton United. Drayton Dazzlers also have maximum points from five games after beating AFC Norwich 3-0 as do Norman Wanderers A who hit double figures (Reece May 4, Ben Atkins 2, Isaac Mace, Alain Elsley-Medina, Shane Empson, Zak Anwar) when winning at Nelson Athletic. Longdale Rovers scored six (Shannon Creasey 3, Glenn Brown 2, Ryan Paul, Ryan Newell) of the nine goals scored in their game at Eaton Park Corinthians, whilst Marlborough are fifth after Tyler Sistern scored five and Harry Rose two whilst winning 7-2 at Mad Moose Athletic. Cotman United were also winners this weekend, 3-1 at Hempnall.

Watton United are the new leaders of the Under 19 A Division, after a 3-2 (Matt Reeve, Cameron Jones, Tom Rayner) win at previous leaders Attleborough Town. Dereham Town’s 3-0 (Sam Bray, Will Clarke, Kyle Kerr) win at Hethersett Athletic saw them move up to third, whilst Long Stratton stay in touch after a 2-0 win over Scole United. Reepham Town beat Swanton Morley 6-4 and there were five goals for Grasshoppers as they defeated Heigham Park Rangers.

Old Catton stay top of the B division after drawing 2-2 at Acle Rangers and Hellesdon remain level on points with them despite letting a two goal lead slip in their 3-3 draw with Easton. Ryan Cursin 2 and Kailum D’Eath scoring for Hellesdon. Cringleford won by the odd goal of five at Rocklands United and St Andrews hit ten (Esube Macembela 3, Jake Jackson 3, Tim Kausch 2, Alex Durdin, Adam Baker) without reply at Happisburgh Hammers.