Cup competitions under way

Gleave and Associates Anglian CombinationMummery Cup holders Blofield sent out a message that they intend to keep their hands on the trophy with a 5-2 home win over Division One outfit Reepham.

Gleave and Associates Anglian Combination

Mummery Cup holders Blofield sent out a message that they intend to keep their hands on the trophy with a 5-2 home win over Division One outfit Reepham.

For the league champions, Nick Crawley hit a hat-trick, Stuart Rushbrook and Sean Brown also on target, while James Page and Stephen Drake replied for the Robins.

Poringland from Division One beat Premier Division visitors Wroxham Reserves 3-2, Sean Payne, Jonathan Causton and Ashley Ling their marksmen, Joshua Walsh claiming a brace for the Yachtsmen.


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Acle beat visitors Dersingham 5-4 on penalties after the sides finished 0-0, while Bradenham from Division One accounted for their Premier Division hosts Brandon 6-0.

Sheringham made their higher league status count with a 4-1 win at Caister. John Curtis (2), Tom Balls and Andrew Gleave scored for the Shannocks, Grant Johnson replying. Spixworth from the Premier thumped their section one visitors Watton 7-1, Damian Didwell claiming a hat-trick, Ramsey Gashut and Jason Armes adding two each, while James Walker replied.

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Wells and Long Stratton, the top two in Division One, produced the anticipated close cup match, the Seasiders winning 4-2 on penalties after a 4-4 draw. Scott Gray (2), Daniel Grocott and Philip Frary scored for Wells, Shaun Flint bagging a hat-trick and Andrew Harvey one goal for Long Stratton.

A Neil McMorran goal gave Beccles a 1-0 home win over Division One Horsford while Corton, in an all-Division One clash, beat visitors Hindringham 4-0 (Kevin Oldman 2, Quinn French, Stuart Bloomfield).

Cromer beat Wymondham 2-0 (David Hinton, Shaun Cameron) while Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves won 4-2 on penalties after being held 1-1 at Holt, Lewis Smith scoring for the Owls, Paul Highfield for K&P.

There were two 1-0 away wins, Hempnall at Sprowston Athletic (Carl Harwin) and Stalham at St Andrews (Carl Bailey).

In the Premier Division, North Walsham registered their first win, 3-1 at bottom club Loddon, who are pointless after four games.

In the Cyril Ballyn Trophy, Harleston beat visitors Newton Flotman 5-3, Acle Reserves won 3-2 on penalties after drawing 1-1 at Hempnall Reserves, Mundford won 3-1 at home to Scole after extra time, Redgrave Rangers beat visitors Southwold 3-1, Saham Toney lost 4-2 at home to Downham Reserves and Buxton won 3-2 at Waveney.

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