On a cold wet morning it certainly felt like winter had finally reached Norfolk as the wind and rain played their part this weekend.
In the Premier Division, two goals for Shaun Taylor and an own goal helped leaders Schoolhouse to a 3-1 win at the mornings second placed team Acle Rangers. Riverside Rovers now move into second spot after Jason Armes, Aaron Kay, Connor Delaney and Jordan Rocastle all scored in a 4-1 home win over Poringland Wanderers. Joseph Allen, Shaun Mitchell and George Tallent all scored as Phoenix FC were winners by the odd goal of five at The Middle Green, whilst there was a 4-1 win for Trimingham Pilgrims at Horsford. Rob Warminger hit a hat trick as Farmhouse moved off the bottom of the table after a 3-3 draw with Hewett Old Boys.
Woolpack returned to the top of Division 1 after a comfortable 7-1 home win against Hethersett Athletic, but morning leaders Mischief went down 4-2 at Norman Wanderers. Aslacton and Marlborough took a point each in a 3-3 draw and Windmill Wanderers will be pleased after their 7-2 win over Barracks FC.
AFC Norwich are now top of Division 2. As they were winning 4-2 ( Ryan Bensley, Troy Lowthorpe, Charlie Roe, og)at Norman Wanderers A, an Allan Holden hat trick ensured morning leaders Silver Fox went down to a 3-1 defeat at Bungay Town. Third placed FC Viking also dropped points as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Hempnall, whilst DCS Rapid hit six without reply at home to East Tuddenham. MC Rovers were 3-0 winners over Dynamo and Newsman Celtic warmed up for their League Cup quarter final tie next week by winning 3-2 (Liam Lown, Daniel Holmes, Noah Downes) at Hethersett Ath Res.
In Division 3, Aylsham Sunday moved to within seven points of leaders Watton United with a 3-0 ( Thomas Coe, Dale Gedge, Alfie Harwood) win at Eaton Park Corinthians. Easton were 4-2 (Ryan Gray 3, Ricky Bevis) winners at Nelsons Ath whilst AG Athletic hit six when winning at Woodton Utd. Cellar House kept up their recent good form as they came from 4-2 down to beat Sporting Iceni 6-4.
Moose Park Rangers now lead Division 4 by five points after winning 3-2 (Lewis Perretta, Charlie Lambe, Tom Graysmark) at Hellesdon and Earsham are now second after beating Yelverton 6-2. Cherry Tree FC put a dent in the title hopes of Long Stratton with Jack Mason grabbing a treble as they won by the odd goal of nine and Cringleford kept up their challenge after beating Mulbarton Wanderers 2-1. Salhouse Rovers and Old Catton took a point each as they drew 1-1.