SAD PASSING OF FORMER PoW MANAGER
Former William IV and Prince of Denmark manager Paul Winter has sadly passed away after a battle with illness. Paul was a great servant to Sunday football and was known to many clubs, players and officials of the league, many of whom are still involved, and showed great passion and dedication to any club he was involved with. He will be sadly missed by many in the grassroots game, and the league’s deepest sympathies are extended to his wife, family and friends. His former club, now called The PoW, are to hold a minutes silence before their game this weekend
DOUBLE FOR HALL AS SCHOOLHOUSE GOOD START CONTINUES
A fine sunny morning greeted players this weekend as the top three in the Premier Division all maintained their 100% start to the season. Chris Hall scored twice and there were also goals for Rhys Logan and Tim Henery as Schoolhouse beat Bell Inn 4-1 and for the second week running Riverside Rovers recorded a 3-0 victory, this time over Aslacton. Acle Rangers also made it four from four, coming back from Suffolk with three points after beating Bungay Town 4-0 thanks to goals from Dan Foreman, Matt Billing, Julian Bussell and Sam Whiting. Dan Mace, Lloyd Greening and Joe Woodcock scored for AFC Wanderers in the 3-1 win over Poringland Wanderers, for whom Dan Cook scored and Ryan Stalker scored a “cracker” and Chris Holmes added a fine second as The PoW recorded a 2-0 win over Norman Wanderers. Dussindale Rovers and Farmhouse shared the points in a 1-1 draw.
In 1A, a James Preston double and a Tom Bulley goal ensured Vale Longo remained the early season pace setters as they beat Dilham 3-2. A single goal was enough for Horsford United to beat Dancing Farmers and that was also the case as Anglian Rovers overcame Sporting Longdale thanks to a thirty yard screamer from Steve Gigli. Brooke and New Buckenham had to settle for a point each as they drew 1-1. DEF FC lead the way in 1B after a fourth successive victory, this time beating William Wanderers 3-1. Gavin Wigg, Haydn Cunningham and Luke Winter all scored in Revolutions FC’s 3-0 win at Acle Rangers Res and Sprowston Wanderers scored six of the ten goals in their game at Salhouse Rovers.
Mischief FC continue to lead they way in 2A. Theo Chamberlain, Lee Askew, Luca Elia and Harrison Bird all scored as they overcame Newsman Celtic 4-2, whilst Mad Moose moved up to second spot after scoring four (Michael Adcock 2, Sonny Atherton, Leandros Tsarampoulidis) at Micawbers Tavern. The Middle Green leapfrogged Constable Crusaders after beating them 5-1, goals coming from Alex Riseborough 2, Jonny Bailey and Chris Willimot, and Norman Wanderers Res had a good morning, scoring seven without reply against Dynamo FC. Brooke Res grabbed their first win of the season as they won 3-1 at DCS Rapid. The prolific Jamie Smith was on the mark again for 2B leaders Phoenix, scoring five times in his sides 10-1 win at Cellar House. Scott Starling 2, Charlie Lambe 2 and Matthew Jillings were also on target. Silver Fox are second. Luke Gould scored four times with Matt Cartledge and Michael Gray also finding the net in beating Salhouse Rovers Res 6-1, and Hickling Barn moved up to third after winning 3-2 at Trimingham Pilgrims. Brown 3, Snell 2, Clarke, Woodhouse and an OG were the Briston scorers as they beat Costessey Sports 8-3 and despite goals from Patrick Ogilvie 2, Jack Raven and Jonathan Freeman, Hethersett Athletic lost by the odd goal of nine at Binham Village.
SNS Utd have made a great start to league life. They continue to top 3A after putting ten (Scott Woodcock 4, Gary Warford 3, Oliver Shepherd, Beau Archer, OG) past Tasburgh Utd. Second placed MC Rovers suffered a setback as goals from Ashley Smith, Jordan Youngs, Olly Dodds, Jake Hagg and Jeff Ayigsi saw Hewett Old Boys beat them 5-1, whilst Westfield FC suffered a 2-1 (Mark Francis, Ashley Taylor) home defeat at the hands of Freethorpe FC. GaGa were another team to hit ten as they defeated Reedham and AFC Westlegate gained their first points of the season as they won 6-4 (Mick Pointing 2, Ollie Harwood, Ryan Paul, Lee Freedman, Karl Spurdon) at Mad Moose Res. Sporting Longdale Res also now have points on the board, courtesy of a 4-2 victory at Winfarthing. Barracks FC and Norwich Ceyms both continue to enjoy a good start to the season in 3B. Goals by Ricky Marshall and Shimmy Ptak helped Barracks to a narrow 2-1 win at Hethersett Ath Res for whom Kristian Boreham scored for the home side, who felt that they were unlucky not to take something from the game. Ceyms also felt their 5-1 (Jack Hurrell 2, Lewis McKerrell, Matt Sewell, Mark Trett) win over Hellesdon flattered them. The scores were level with fifteen minutes left and the visitors were very much on top at that point. North Elmham were 3-1 victors at Bunwell AFC and there was a first victory for East Tuddenham as they won 6-3 at Gressenhall, whilst Harleston Under 21’s won by the odd goal of five at Sporting Iceni. The game between Blofield Utd and Sprowston Ath was abandoned due to a serious injury.
In the Under 19 A section leaders Attleborough Town were held to a 2-2 draw at Bulldogs FC and are joined on seven points by Norwich United who were 3-0 (Liam Mann, Harry Tye, George Trett) winners over Scole United. Long Stratton were victorious in their local derby with Newton Flotman, winning 3-0.
Norman Wanderers are top of section B after a single Isaac Mace goal gave them a win over Hellesdon Youth whilst Thorpe Village are second after winning 6-2 (Ashley Cogman 3, Mussa Camara, Jack Kiwele, Cruise Boulasie) at Easton FC. Old Catton scored five without reply in beating Blofield United Youth and Norwich United B were 4-1 (Jack Baldwin 2, Matthew Fulcher, Jack Bucklee) winners at St Andrews.
Drayton made it three from three in Section C, scoring five (Jakob Bradford 2, Sam Wharton, Tobias Oliver, Nikhil Ahuja) as they won at Sprowston Athletic and Litcham had a good 5-1 (Kai Hull 2, Charlie Read 2, Harry Bammant) win at Swanton Morley. Dereham Town recorded a first victory, 3-1 (Connor Eagle 2, Ryan Postle) over Aylsham, whit Happisburgh Hammers suffered another heavy defeat, this time conceding fourteen at Horsford Youth.
Clubs are reminded that there is a shortage of referees at present. Please ensure you check your fixture on the league website to check if one has been appointed to your game, and not leave it until kick off time before realising you may not have been allocated one.