FARMHOUSE DELIGHT AT FIRST WIN

Its taken ten games but Premier Division Farmhouse have gained their first victory and points of the season after they won 3-2 at Phoenix FC. Two Kris Hume goals and a Rob Warminger effort gave victory to a club who deserve immense credit as despite their poor season so far, they have never used their problems as an easy excuse to call a game off and have finally earned their reward. Acle Rangers remain top of the division after a narrow 3-2 victory at Hewett OB’s and remain a point clear of Schoolhouse who, with goals from Tim Henery, Shaun Taylor and what was described as a “worldie” from Harry Hawthorne. beat The Middle Green 3-1. A single Tom Howard goal was enough for Poringland Wanderers to complete a quickfire double over Horsford FC.

When deciding what game to watch this weekend, the one that stood out for me was the game in Division 1 between the top two where Mischief FC hosted leaders Woolpack FC. Both sides went into the game unbeaten and what a game that turned out to be. The home side took the lead in the second minute when Theo Chamberlain fired home from close range, but Tom Blake levelled the scores soon after with a good strike. It was real end to end stuff but it wasn’t until early in the second period that another goal came, when Chamberlain added his second. Again the leaders hit back and Lewis Osborn equalised as the game carried on in the same vein as the first half. With five minutes left Woolpack looked to have taken the points when a free kick from Tom Blanch found its way into the bottom corner. But with ninety minutes on the clock Ollie Hutt climbed highest to reach a corner and his header found the roof of the net. Cracking game well handled by Neil Jacques between two very good sides. There was disappointment for third placed Marlborough as the went down 4-2 at home to Windmill Wanderers whilst Norman Wanderers were 2-1 winners over Mad Moose. Mark Jones scored the only goal of the game as Aslacton collected three points from Vale Longo and Brooke were 8-1 victors over Barracks FC.

AFC Norwich are the new leaders of Division 2 after a big win, including a Troy Lowthorpe treble, at East Tuddenham. Morning leaders MC Rovers dropped to third after a 1-1 draw at Hempnall, whilst Silver Fox moved up to second spot was they beat FC Viking 2-0. DCS Rapid were 2-1 winners at Acle Rangers Res and there was a hat trick for Kurt Livie as Newsman Celtic won by the odd goal of five against Norman Wanderers A. Dynamo and Hethersett Ath Res took a point each in a 2-2 draw.

Its ten from ten now for Division 3 leaders Watton United after they defeated Sporting Iceni and Easton stay three points behind them after a huge win over nine man Woodton United who were hit by late call offs but still fulfilled the fixture. Great credit goes to the South Norfolk side. Eaton FC were 3-1 (Ronnie Qoopre 2, Jed Martell) winners at AG Athletic and on a day of big wins in the division, Nelsons Ath scored ten when winning at FC Viking Res.

After suffering their first defeat last week, Moose Park Rangers returned to winning ways as they beat Long Stratton 4-0. Cringleford had a narrow 1-0 win at Holt United and Earsham Sunday moved up to third after beating Hellesdon 5-1 thanks to goals from Ashley Varley 2, Jack Minns, Curtis Moore and Dean Page. Cherry Tree FC were one goal winners over Mulbarton Wanderers and Old Catton scored five (Jack Nunn 3, Charlie Peberday, og) as they beat Bunwell AFC. Yelverton gained a welcome point as they drew 1-1 at home to Salhouse Rovers. Steffen Bassett scored for the home side whilst Aaron Hague replied for Salhouse.