Another frosty morning greeted players again this weekend, but although a few games were casualties, common sense in delaying kick off times and just good luck played its part in getting many played.
Morning leaders Schoolhouse were on the end of probably the most surprising result of the day as they went down 4-1 (Dan Childerhouse, Joe Easton, Ali Shearer 2) at home to Sprowston Wanderers. Their failure to take anything from the game allowed Riverside Rovers to take over top spot in the Premier Division after a single Jordan Rocastle goal was enough for them to take three points from Acle Rangers. Horsford warmed up for next weeks County Cup semi final with a 3-0 (James Taylor 2, Callum Cooper) win over Bungay Town, whilst goals from Shaun Taylor 2 and Stevie Blake, helped Farmhouse to a 3-1 win at Poringland Wanderers.
In Division 1, Hewett OB’s bounced back from last week’s disappointment with a good single goal victory at Hellesdon thanks to a Jordan Crane goal. Sam and Owen Page were on target as Brooke returned to winning ways with a two goal victory at The Middle Green and both Dean Mortimer and Danny Rogers were on target as Aslacton won 2-1 at Norman Wanderers.
The eagerly anticipated clash of the mornings top two in Div 2 was a victim of the frost and that being the case, it allowed Mischief FC to jump into second spot as they won 4-1 (Tom Miller 2, Matt Cates, Oliver Johnson)at Hethersett Ath. Andy Adams and Matt Walsh scored as Vale Longo beat Sprowston Athletic Wildcats 2-0 whilst the game between Barracks and Mad Moose, failed to produce a goal.
Only two games took place in Div 3 and brought wins for MC Rovers, 5-2 at home to Dynamo and Norman Wanderers A, 3-0 (Tyrone Sparrow 2, Reece May) against Newsman Celtic.
In Div 4, Hethersett Ath Res moved into second place after winning 5-1 (Stephen Wright 3, Ben Wright, Scott Grimes) at Cellar House and still remain the only side that can catch leaders AFC Norwich who didn’t play. Nelson Ath won 4-2 (Nathan Dewhurst 2 , John Corcoran, Sam Meakins) at Sporting Iceni and there was a 2-1 (Mark Read, Jon Soderberg) victory for Rose Athletic Res over Rackheath Rangers. Eaton Park Corinthians will be happy with their mornings work as they scored nine at bottom side Woodton United.
The big game in Div 5 saw leaders Easton travel to third placed Aylsham and it was the home side that came out on top by winning 5-1. Tobias Oliver grabbed a hat trick and there were also goals by Will Abbs and Matt Brett for the home side. AG Athletic also collected three points after a 2-1 victory at Ashill.
No games took place in the Under 19’s