NEWSMAN’S BRAVE EFFORT FAILS TO MAKE THE HEADLINES

A very wet and windy morning saw quite a few fixtures fall by the wayside this weekend, but all four League Cup Quarter Finals went ahead.

Newsman Celtic put up a superb effort that belied their league position on their visit to Poringland Wanderers. Trailing at the break to a good finish from Mark Lomas, they equalised five minutes after the interval when Noah Downes scored from the spot. This stirred the home side and Lewis Clarry finally put the home side back in front and as the visitors tired in the conditions, a Matty Elwin penalty and a Phil Chapman goal put Poringland into the semi finals. This was a proper old fashioned cup tie, played in great spirit and very well refereed by Harry Amey. Two goals from Jordan Rocastle and another by Jason Armes put Riverside Rovers three up against Sunday Junior Cup finalists Silver Fox, but the visitors almost produced a spectacular comeback as the game finally finished 3-2. Acle Rangers progressed to the semi final by winning 6-1 at Mischief FC, whilst Woolpack make the semi final line up courtesy of a 5-1 win at Bungay Town.

No league games were played in the Premier Division, but Division 1 has new leaders as Aslacton move into top spot after a Dan Rogers hat trick, a Dean Mortimer double and a Jamie Ethrington goal helped them to an excellent 6-1 win at Marlborough, and there was a great win for Vale Longo as Tom Bulley 2, Callum Sutch and Lewis Robinson all scored in a 4-3 win over Norman Wanderers.

In the two games played in Division 2, MC Rovers were 2-0 winners over Dynamo and Norman Wanderers A scored four when beating Dynamo.

In Division 3, second placed Aylsham were held to a 1-1 draw at AG Athletic, whilst Cellar House made it five wins on the bounce when scoring five without reply against Eaton FC. The game between Eaton park Corinthians and Easton was abandoned due to injury. No further details are available at present.

Moose Park Rangers moved closer to the Division 4 title after a 3-1 home win over Salhouse Rovers, whilst Cringleford’s hopes of a top two finish suffered a set back as they were beaten 3-2 at an improving Felthorpe. Old Catton scored five without reply as they took all three points at home to Yelverton.

Clubs are reminded that Renewal Forms for the 2019-20 season are available on the website and need to be completed by April 30th