Coltishall's goal blitz in NEN Cup
IT was Nicholson's of Stalham Benevolent Cup day in the Optic North East Norfolk Football League.And with the current holders Gimingham getting a bye, the spotlight fell on last season's runners-up Coltishall, and they duly obliged, disposing of Aldborough Lions 8-1 with Joe Woodcock netting four of their goals.
IT was Nicholson's of Stalham Benevolent Cup day in the Optic North East Norfolk Football League.
And with the current holders Gimingham getting a bye, the spotlight fell on last season's runners-up Coltishall, and they duly obliged, disposing of Aldborough Lions 8-1 with Joe Woodcock netting four of their goals.
Second division Aylsham A took their higher-status visitors Ludham to extra time before going down by the odd goal of three.
The shock of the day came at Corpusty where third division Blakeney were the visitors, and a Carl Salmon hat-trick and a Paul Massingham strike saw off their Division One hosts in a resounding 4-0 rout. Buxton Reserves did well to see off Horning by a 2-1 margin.
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Erpingham, with goals from James McMillan and Scott Halliday drew 2- 2 with Sutton Rangers after extra time but won 4-1 on penalties.
East Ruston, thanks to a Patrick Gainsford hat-trick saw off Holt A 6-1, Haisboro Athletic disposed of Cromer Youth OB
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4-0, North Walsham A won 4-1 at Felmingham.
In the all-Division One clashes, Hickling came out on top at North Walsham Old Boys 2-1 while Runton had a 6-0 home win over Briston.
The two sidess paired together from Division Three, Glaven Valley and Cawston, ended with a 3-2 home win.
Worstead completed the ties, gaining a walk-over at the expense of Stalham A.
In the only Division One game, Lyng got some points on the board thanks to goals from Craig Grime and Scott Symonds against Mundesley who replied just the once.