Busmen go goal crazy to topple leaders

The heavy rain of the past few days took its toll on the weekends fixtures as fifteen games were called off due to pitch conditions. In the Premier division Wymondham Rangers dealt a blow to league leaders Silver Fox, beating them 3-1.

The heavy rain of the past few days took its toll on the weekends fixtures as fifteen games were called off due to pitch conditions. In the Premier division Wymondham Rangers dealt a blow to league leaders Silver Fox, beating them 3-1.

The Grove moved to within three points of the top after a 4-1 (Brown (2), Mallet and Newton) home win over Acle Rangers, and AFC Wanderers had a good 3-1 (Henry, Pennell and Nixon) win over Norman Wanderers. Cameron, McKail (2), Wines and Welham, were on the score sheet as Marlborough got back to winning ways at Poringland overcoming the home side 5-3. Danny Bland (2), and Scott Casey scored for the home side.

The battle of the top two in 1A saw Norwich Busmen hammer nine without reply against Norman Wanderers Res. Busmen top the table by two points from Norwich Ceyms, who beat Hellesdon Athletic 2-1. Lower down, Hainford YCOB gained a valuable 2-1 win at home to Unthank Arms thanks to goals from Wade and Bush.

1B leaders Norfolk CCSC had a comfortable 5-0 - Woodcock (3), Hoy (2) - home win over Hillside OB and Unicorns are second courtesy of a 7-2 win over Manor Park. Prince of Denmark came back from North Norfolk with all three points after beating Haig FC 3-2.


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Leaders of 2A are Norman Wanderers "A" who had a good 4-3 victory at Spixworth Utd. Green Man twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Vale Longo for whom Brown and Crowley scored, and Deopham beat Plasterers Arms 2-1 (Chalmers & og). Coachmakers Arms gained their second victory of the season when they beat The Griffen 2-1 (Plant and Powley).

In 2B, Ribs of Beef had a narrow 1-0 (Chapman) win at Horsford FC, whilst all credit goes to PL Rangers, The Gordon and referee R Drake, who after turning up to find The Gordon's pitch had been declared waterlogged, jumped into their cars and drove to the PL Rangers ground at Horsford Manor, to fulfil the fixture. Well done to all involved. The Gordon won the game 3-1. Dudley (2), and Winter scored for The Gordon.

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DCS Rapid top 3A, after winning 4-2 (Gardner, Keelty (2) and Kingsbury) at The Reindeer, for whom Savage and Stanton replied, whilst Stoke FC will be kicking themselves for dropping a point against Dereham Wanderers. After leading 2-0 thanks to goals by Seager and Clarry, Dereham rallied to level with goals by Cross and Stockell. Danny Whitworth scored a hat trick and Chris Durrant another for Newsman Celtic but they still went down 6-4 at The Otter. Sporting Longdale secured a 5-1 win at Bystanders. Temple Bar came from two down (Grand (2), and Elliot) to draw 3-3 with Mad Moose for whom Downing, Field and Armes found the net.

Bayer FC moved to within three points of 3B leaders Mischief after beating them 3-0, whilst AFC Rompers won by the odd goal of nine against Hethersett Res. Karl Hayward scored a hat trick for the home side and Clarke and Wynne added further goals. Rompers played for thirty minutes with ten men until 52 year old Graham Hadley arrived, and after coming on, he had a hand in the winning goal. Wilco Fast Fit were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Unicorns Res.

Earlham Colney are the latest side to go down to 4A leaders Wellington Pink Uns, losing 4-1. Hellesdon Res remain second after a 2-0 home win over The Brickmakers, whilst Sprowston Royal Oak scored five without reply (Wallace (2), Bowles, Newstead and Green) at Sporting Longdale Res. Dancing Farmers won 4-0 (Smith (2), Brazell and Bramble) at Silver Fox Res and a nine goal thriller at Kings Arms saw Hockering win by the odd goal. Steve Pointer was outstanding in goal for AFC Mousehold as they gained a useful point in a 1-1 (Carvo) draw against Norwich Airport.

AFC Oak are the new leaders of 4B after beating Hethersett "A" 1-0. Previous leaders Maid Marion went down 3-1 (Clarkson) at home to Earlham Utd Res, but were full of praise for referee Brian Russell, and Hingham won 2-1 at Wendene Wanderers.

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