North Elmham new leaders of Central and South Norfolk league

PUBLISHED: 17:18 04 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:18 04 March 2013

North Elmham are the new leaders of Division One as they took full advantage of Castle Acre’s cup involvement and beat Gressenhall 3-1. Dereham Town A beat bottom team Narborough 2-1 and Rockland United won by the only goal of the game at Northwold S&SC.

There were only two matches in Division Two. West End beat Cockers 4-0 to move to the top of the table and the bottom two teams, Saham Toney Reserves and Bawdeswell, shared the points from a 3-3 draw.

Division Three leaders Litcham were beaten 4-2 at home by unbeaten Stoke Ferry, a result which lifts them up to fifth place. Weeting beat bottom team Narborough Reserves 6-0 to climb to third and, in the other match, Methwold United won 3-0 at Colkirk.

In Division Four, Feltwell United Reserves won 4-0 at Dereham Cockers United to move up to second place while Beetley United beat Nostro Reserves 3-1. The other two matches also ended as 4-0 results. Shipdham Reserves beat bottom club Methwold United Reserves and Weasenham Wanderers took the points from their home encounter with Gressenhall Reserves.

The semi-finals of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the league’s premier Cup competition, will be contested by two teams each from Divisions 1 and 2.

In the fifth round matches, Castle Acre Swifts won easily 7-1 at Swaffham Town A while Morley Village ran out 6-0 winners at Marham Wanderers. The two Second Division teams both beat teams from the top flight to earn their places in the last four. Mulbarton Wanderers Reserves beat Yaxham 3-0 while Scarning United were 3-1 home winners over Thetford Rovers Reserves.

In the second round of the Dick Davey Ambulance Cup, Attleborough Athletic beat Hethersett Athletic by the odd goal of seven while Wendling won 3-1 at Castle Acre Swifts Reserves and Shipdham won by the same score at Rampant Horse. Necton ran out 4-1 winners at Mulbarton Wanderers A and Great Cressingham edged Sporle out 3-2. Tacolneston Reserves went through courtesy of a 2-1 home win over Yaxham Reserves and Walsingham United beat Rockland United Reserves 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

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