Business House League round-up

Due to lack of referees again we get a report of a stand-in referee being hassled by one of his own players for every decision, and this is not good enough.

League Division One KO Cup: Due to lack of referees again we get a report of a stand-in referee being hassled by one of his own players for every decision, and this is not good enough. You are supposed to respect the referee.

No wonder the leagues are short of them. Jarrolds entertained Costessey Crown in what was a fairly even game, and maybe the stand-in referee was not strong enough with some of his decisions. The game ended in a 2-2 draw, with goals for Costessey Crown by Gavin Sampson and Lewis Belton, and for Jarrolds it was Ricky Green and David Sheldrake.

Mousehold Athletic travelled to take on UEA Res in their first KO Cup game of the season. It was first blood to UEA with a goal by David Stienukie. Mousehold hit back with a goal by Joe Woodcock after it had hit the bar twice. Just before half-time UEA took the lead again with another goal by Stienukie. In the second half Mousehold Athletic took control of the game and got a well deserved equaliser through Andy Wenn's lone attack outpacing defenders to level the score at 2-2.

UEA did score again but it was disallowed for offside. Thanks to referee Nigel Raven for a good game. Again, no referee in what was a hard fought game by both Homecare Utd and Dyers Arms that had only one goal in the game, going to Homecare. It was missed chances that cost Dyers Arms again in front of goal.

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Yelverton made the journey to Marlborough OB and the away side had the best of the first half, missing several chances before Lee Green scored on the stroke of half-time. In the second half the game was more even with Marlborough levelling and then Yelverton were awarded a penalty which was scored by Richard Bloomfield. A game well refereed by C Carver. Taverham took on a strong Drayton side and gave their opposition a good game, but it was the away side that ran out winners in the end 4-2.

t Primary Cup: It was a good day for teams in the Rogers and Norton Business House League with all but four teams going through to the next round - Lingwood Caveners won 3-2 at Springwood Utd, Sprowston Beehive beat Hickling 1-0, Hoveton Wherrymen won 3-1 against Foulsham, UEA won 8-0 against Rocklands Utd, Norwich Medics beat Heacham 5-2, Mousehold Athletic Res won 1-0 against Morley Village (James Bowden), Horsford beat Hingham Athletic 4-1, Old Catton Rovers won away at East Ruston 6-3, Blofield Utd A won 7-0 against Cawston Wanderers, Marlborough Arms won away at Methwold Rovers 5-2, Newton Flotman Res beat Blakeney by 1-0, Central Trust won away at Ruston 3-2 (Matthew Lane 2, Simon Ward), South Walsham Res beat Northwold Sports SC 4-3, Freethorpe Res got a walkover. The only teams to lose were Costessey Sports 5-2 at Terrington St Clements, Thorpe Village lost by 10-1 to Bodham, Costessey Crown Res lost 5-0 at Norton Athletic, Salhouse Rovers lost to Docking Rangers 6-4 after extra time.

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