Battling Busmen get into gear to deny Wanderers

There was a reduced fixture list in the Evening News Copy IT Norwich Sunday League as many sides took part in the various County Cup competitions.

In the Premier Norwich Busmen came from two down to win 3-2 and deny Norman Wanderers their first win of the season and a goal deep into injury time gave Silver Fox a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Costessey Sports.

Reepham stay seven points clear at the top of 1A after an 8-0 win over Green Man, whilst Hellesdon moved up to second spot after scoring six without reply at Horsford SC. Nick Mace 2, and Steve Van Raalte were on target as Hainford YCOB beat Norman Wanderers Res 3-0 and Vale Longo (Mark Woods 4, Rob Holl Josh Blythian-Hammond, Dan Forwood and Pete Crowley) thumped Eaton FC 9-0. Windmill Wanderers recorded their second victory of the season as they overcame Fiveways 4-2 for whom Danny Howes and Tommy Salmon scored. Sprowston Rovers returned to the top of 1B after a narrow 4-3 win at Earlham Utd, as morning leaders Aylsham Sunday went down 2-1 (Trollope, Skipper) at Haig FC. Two goals for Lee Barnes were not enough to take all three points for Catton FC as they drew an entertaining game with Norfolk CCSC 2-2 Ben Morgan and Jon Spear replying, and Prince of Denmark beat Sprowston Wanderers by the odd goal of seven. Unicorns had a good morning as they hammered nine past Hillside OB.

With Dussindale Rovers in cup action, The Castlegate took the chance to go four points clear in 2A with a 4-1 win at Upton. Mercer, Parry, Quinsey, Kirby and Caddy scored for Deopham as they won 5-1 at The Stores and The Otter are fourth after winning 3-0 at River Garden. H Lahfa 2, O Lahfa, Seager, Hansen and Shucksmith all scored for Stoke FC as they had a 6-1 home win over The Griffin. 2B leaders Rose Tavern scored all their goals (Oliver Bennison 2, Jamie Wright) in the first half as they beat Sporting Farmhouse 3-0 and Hethersett Athletic had a 3-1 home win over near neighbours Wymondham Rangers Res.

Wellington Pink Uns stormed to the top of 3A as they demolished Heartsease Casuals 10-1 and Sporting Longdale had a good 1-0 (Tibor Hegyesi) win at in form Hellesdon Res. Mad Moose beat Temple Bar 3-0 (Burgess, Hill, Goodwin), whilst The Reindeer and Newsman Celtic took a point each as they shared six goals. In 3B there were 5-2 wins for Hingham and Freethorpe against Earlham Utd Res and Aylsham Res respectively. In 4A, bottom side Caseys Cosmos Res won 4-0 at Sporting Longdale Res and Silver Fox Res drew 2-2 with Earlham Colney. Eaton Beehive goal machine Nash Makuave was at it again in 4b as he scored four times in his side’s 9-3 win over Windmill Elite.