Grove and Wanderers produce 10-goal epic

Ben Casey Evening News Norwich Sunday League: Surprise surprise, the weather once again made its presence felt on a Sunday morning. That said 25 games went ahead, to the credit of the teams involved.

Ben Casey

Surprise surprise, the weather once again made its presence felt on a Sunday morning. That said 25 games went ahead, to the credit of the teams involved.

The Grove manager Steve Greening described his side's 5-5 draw with County Cup finalists AFC Wanderers as one of the best games he has been involved with in years. After going a goal up, The Grove then found themselves 3-1 down by half time. They stormed back after the break to lead 5-3 before AFC showed their spirit by drawing level. Amiss, Blake, Lloyd and Lewis Greening and Clarke all scored for the home side whilst Nixon 3, Kay and Thompson replied for the visitors.

It was a good day for 1A leaders Norman Wanderers Res. As they were winning 9-3 at Hellesdon Athletic second placed Norwich Busmen went down 2-1 at home to Hainford YCOB for whom Van Raalte and Dobson scored. In 1B, leaders Aylsham Sunday drew 2-2 at Prince of Denmark, whilst Norfolk CCSC are second after beating Unicorns 4-1 thanks to a Dave Asker hat-trick and a goal from Joshua Bull. Costessey Sports thumped 10 without reply against Hillside OB and Drayton shared six goals with Haig FC in a 3-3 draw with Cunningham, Reynolds and Thurston scoring for the North Norfolk side

Green Man continue to top 2A after a 2-0 home win over Spixworth Utd and Vale Logo are second after they thumped Coachmakers Arms 12-0 (Crowley 4, Woods 2, Dhaliwal 2, Forwood L. Powley and G. Powley). Reepham beat Plasterers Arms 5-0 and The Griffen (Layton 2, Reeve 2 and Whitlam) beat The Castlegate by the same score. Old Catton got back to winning ways, 2-0 (Freeman and Cosgrove) at Ribs of Beef and return to the top of 2B. Acle Rangers Res won 3-1 at PL Rangers, whilst it all went wrong for bottom side Thorpe Rovers who were hammered 24-2 at Horsford SC, Ramsey Gashut scoring 14 times.

Clarry, Stamp, Piggin, Seager and Lahfa were all on target for 3A leaders Stoke FC as they won 5-1 at Mad Moose. DCS Rapid were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Heartsease Casuals, (Eshetu and Gardner for DCS, and Woodcock and Potts for Casuals) whilst The Otter won 3-2 at The Reindeer. Ten- man Dereham Wanderers also had an away win, 4-3 at Newsman Celtic. Bayer FC are the new leaders of 3B after a 2-1 win at Wymondham Rangers Res. Previous leaders Mischief rather surprisingly went down 6-4 at home to Unicorns Res and the game between Moles Rest and Wilco Fast Fit ended all square at two apiece.

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It's 100 per cent from 15 games now after 4A leaders Wellington Pink Uns beat Hellesdon Ath Res 6-2, and Kings Arms won 5-0 (Karimi 2, Eyre, Lane and Ball) at Norwich Airport. Hockering FC thumped AFC Mousehold 10-1 whilst the only game played in 4B, saw AFC Oak score six (Ratcliff 4, Bridge and Gibbons) without reply at Felmingham.

Well done to Sprowston Royal Oak who reached the Norfolk Sunday Junior Cup final after a 6-1 win at Downham OB. They will play Attleborough Town Sunday on April 25 at Dereham Town FC.