September 28th


Norman Wanderers showed that they are in no mood to relinquish their title without a fight as they beat old rivals and last years runners up AFC Wanderers 5-2. Jody Cork helped himself to a hat trick against his old club, whilst Sam Gauntlet and Adam Plumstead also found the net. AFC’S reply came for two Kain Taylor goals. Farmhouse continued their great start to the season by ending the run of newly promoted Riverside Rovers, beating them 3-2 thanks in no small part to a Mathew Plumstead hat trick. Spixworth Sunday are in fourth spot after a 7-1 (Ross McGregor 2, Joe Woodcock 2, Ben Potts, Steve Whatmore, Danny Nelson) win at Sprowston Rovers, whilst two goals in the first fifteen minutes from Matty Elwin and Ryan Cook, helped Poringland Wanderers to get their first points on the board as they beat The POW 5-0. Elwin went on to complete a hat trick and David Gilfillan also scored. A single goal was enough for Acle Rangers to take all three points at Dussindale Rovers.

With leaders Bungay Town inactive, Sporting Longdale took the opportunity to join them at the top of 1A by beating DCS Rapid 3-1. Third placed Dancing Farmers were involved in a six goal thriller at home to Aslacton, Nick Aston, Mason Roe and Matt Burroughs scored for Farmers, with Justin Womack grabbing a treble for the visitors. Mad Moose collected their first points of the season with a 3-2 win at Windmill Wanderers, whilst there was a point for Brooke in their 1-1 draw at Horsford Utd. Sadly the game between Anglian Rovers and Norman Wanderers Res was abandoned due to a serious injury. The leagues best wishes go to the player and we wish him a speedy recovery. William Wanderers are top of 1B after an 8-1 (Daniel Childerhouse 2, Sam Thompson 2, Craig Glen, James Denmark, James Bennett, Blue Clarke) victory at Acle Rangers Res and are currently two points clear of Earlham Utd who had a thumping 11-0 (Marcus McInerney 4, Simon Hailey 3, Ashley Davies 2, Darrell Wigger, Liam Moriarty) victory at Spixworth Res. There was another good win for Sprowston Wanderers as they beat Moles Rest 5-3 and Schoolhouse won 4-1 (Brad Nelson 3, Kieran Delaney) at Heartsease FC. Carl Branson, Chris Mooney, Jody Peacher, Matt Jacobs and an OG were the St Faiths scorers as they beat Bell Inn 5-1, whilst a Kirk Bardsley goal wasn’t enough for Ribs Rovers as they went down 3-1 at Taverham Utd. Richard Myhill 2, and Aaron Moss scored for United.

New Buckenham are the new leaders of 2A. Their 3-2 (Jamie Porter 2, Martin Andrews) win at Dilham Cross Keys saw them go top after morning leaders Newsman Celtic went down 2-1 at home to Costessey West End. Constable Crusaders were 3-2 ( Jake Dugdale, Jamie Rennie, Scott Francis) winners over Deopham and are in second spot whilst The Cottage praised the attitude of a young Norman Wanderers A side after a last minute goal from Mike Parsons gave Cottage the points. Ketts Tavern Wizards now have points on the board after a 3-2 home win over Fat Cat & Canary. Revolution FC remain top of 2B after a good 3-2 win at Lakewood Utd, and Hethersett Ath are second after coming from behind to take a point against Salhouse Rovers. Two William Callow goals had put Rovers two up, but an Adam Waters goal and a last minute own goal snatched a point for Hethersett. DEF FC took a point in a 1-1 draw at Briston Wanderers as did SDC Utd from their visit to Rileys FC.

The Middle Green goal machine carried on again this week, this time Winfarthing were the team to concede heavily as they lost 14-3. GaGa FC made it three from three as they won 6-2 (James Wheeler 2, Aaron Sodah 2, Sam Aldis, Daniel Bowen) at Sporting Longdale Res and dynamo scored five without reply as they beat Reedham FC. Brooke Res also had a good win, 4-0 at home to Freethorpe FC. Despite being held to a goalless draw at Red Lion, Binham Village still top 3B. Phoenix FC are second after scoring a dozen (Ryan Fisher 3, Jamie Smith 3, Josh Nash 2, Larry Rouse, George Tallent, Lee Jones – Blackett, OG) at East Tuddenham, whilst George Crane scored for third placed Trimingham Pilgrims in their 1-1 draw at Salhouse Rovers Res. Hickling Barn had a 6-1 (Chris Howe,Michael Green, Michael Barker, Oliver Woodhouse, Tom Hindle, OG)home win over Silver Fox, whilst Sporting Iceni scored four (Danny Shafiyan 2, Sam Wigger, Lee Coby) without reply at Felthorpe FC.

Last seasons Development League Champions Hellesdon visited Runners up Hethersett in a game of good quality. Both sides produced football of good quality throughout the game and Hellesdon took the lead from a free kick before Kieran Murrell levelled for the home side. Long Stratton were 6-2 (Tam Demunga 2, Ben Ling, Sam Fisher, Charlie Deakin, Owen Blazey) winners in their first league game of the season against Coltishall Jags and Callum Young was the Beccles Caxton scorer as they slumped to a 4-1 defeat at home to Blofield Utd for whom Josh Clarke 2, Nat D’Rosario and Alex Clement scored.. North Walsham U19 were full of praise for referee Ady George after they gained a point in a 2-2 draw at Thorpe Village for whom Cruise Nyadzayo scored twice. A thirty five yard wonder strike from Henry Carlton and a Liam Clarke goal replied for Walsham.

Marlborough are top of the B section after a 5-2 (Przemyslaw Ptak 2, James Cooper, Bradley Spooner,Adam Wilson) home win over Norman Wanderers for whom Jeremiah Masudi and Max Alden replied, whilst Hellesdon B are second after Lloyd Oakley and Dominic Gilmour scored in their 2-0 win over Swanton Morley. Reepham Town ran out 6-1 (Sean Swaby 3, Lewis Scott, Daniel Mitchell, Aiden Crowther) winners at Coltishall Jags B and Sprowston Ath were 3-1 winners at Litcham FC.

Norwich Utd are top of the C section after scoring six (Callum Maloney 3, Harry Tye, Jordan Gray, Danny Hogston) without reply against Mulbarton Wanderers, as did Watton Utd (Sam Childerhouse 2,Thomas Rayner 2, Liam Eagling, Ashley Aylett) in their trip to Scole Utd. Freethorpe scored six of the eleven goals in their game against Newton Flotman. Newton had led 4-1 at one stage but the home side fought back through four goals from David Kiss and two more from Tom Noakes and Tibor Megyesi. Harleston Town won by the odd goal of seven at Attleborough Town. Matt Thresh scored for Wymondham Town as they Poringland Wanderers took a point apiece from a 1-1 draw.