Champions back on top

League champions Bridgham United took over at the top of the Division One table following their 3-0 win at Narborough.

They lead on goal difference from Dereham Town A who beat their counterparts from Swaffham Town A by the odd goal of five and from Northwold S&SC who won by the same scoreline at home to Gressenhall.

Thetford Rovers Reserves are up to fourth after beating Shipdham 5-1 and Tacolneston are fifth after their only goal of the game win over Morley Village. In the other match, Feltwell United maintained their unbeaten record with a 2-0 success at Rockland United.

There was only match in each of the other three divisions because all other teams had ties in the Ben Smith Memorial Cup. In Division Two, Thurton & Ashby won 5-1 at Saham Toney Reserves to move up to third spot.

Scarning United are the new leaders of Division Three following their 4-2 home win over Marham Wanderers.


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North Elmham Reserves have gone back to the top of Division Four after beating Watton United A 4-0 at home to remove their opponents’ 100% record.

In the first round of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the league’s premier cup competition, there was only one home winner – Shropham United Reserves left it very late to bring the score back to 2-2 and then went on to score twice in extra time to beat Great Cressingham 4-2.

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Rockland United Reserves won 4-1 at Methwold United and Bawdeswell did likewise at Shipdham Reserves.

Castle Acre Swifts won by the only goal of the game at Beetley United while their reserve team made it a good day for the club with a 2-1 win at Nostro Reserves.

Tugas United won 4-2 at Hingham Athletic Reserves and Methwold Rovers Reserves won their local derby with Stoke Ferry by the odd goal of seven. Yaxham had a comfortable 7-0 win at Weasenham Wanderers but their reserves were edged out 3-2 by Nostro.

In the second round matches, North Elmham beat Dereham Cockers United 21-0 to establish a new highest score record for the competition, beating the previous record held by East Harling Reserves, since 2005, by one goal.

Sporle also ran up a high score in beating Narborough Reserves 14-2 at home. The only away winner was Litcham who did well to beat Division Two Cockers.

Breckland Wanderers ran out 4-1 home winners over Hethersett Athletic, Colkirk accounted for Tacolneston Reserves 5-2 and Diss Town A beat Mattishall A 6-1. Splitz United won 5-0 at home to Gressenhall Reserves, Necton beat Methwold Rovers 4-2 and Wendling beat Walsingham United by the odd goal of five.

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