Champions held to a draw in season opener

An awful night of weather greeted the opening games of the Optic NEN League 2010/11 season when reigning champions Gimingham started their defence of the Slater & Firth Division One title at Coltishall and were held to a 1-1 draw.

East Ruston recorded the highest score of the night, netting seven times, Woodhouse notching up a hat-trick, at home to North Walsham Old Boys who replied three times.

Newly-promoted Briston entertained Corpusty and won by the odd goal of three, whilst the other newcomers Aldborough Lions visited Runton and shared the spoils and two goals.

In the Wayford Nurseries Division Two, relegated Mundesley opened their account when entertaining newly promoted Worstead, and a brace from Harwood and one from Harvey with O’Connor replying produced a 3-1 scoreline. Haisboro Athletic won 2-0 at Felmingham while Erpingham ran out 4-0 winners at Lyng and Holt A and Cromer Youth Old Boys drew 1-1.

In Knights Trophies Division Three, newcomers Glaven Valley open at home to Aldborough Lions Reserves, suffering a 6-1 reverse.