High-flying Runton nearly pay the penalty

There were no real upset in the Nicholson’s of Stalham Benevolent Cup second round ties, the most surprising result of the day came at Aldborough Green where the Lions held high-flying Runton to a 3-3 draw after extra time and then advanced to the next round on penalties.

Holders Gimingham eased through 5-0 victors thanks to a brace from Wayne Cutting, Charlie Skipper, Lewis Turner & Mickey Reynolds over Cromer Youth Old Boys who to their credit could only field 10 players. Coltishall hit Felmingham for six with a hat-trick from Luke Southgate and further goals from Phil Edwards, Ross Joy & Jamie Douglass, with their hosts replying just the once.

A brace from Matt Curtis and one from Lee Woodhouse saw East Ruston through at home to Blakeney who failed to find the net themselves. Ludham won the five-goal tie at home to North Walsham ‘A’ to move into round three, Corpusty accounted for their second division hosts Cawston by a 3-1 margin while Glaven Valley, currently in second place in Division Three, provided a minor upset when visiting Division Two side Aylsham ‘A’ they recorded a 3-1 success. Lyng had a walkover at Hickling’s expense

In the Slater & Frith Division One Horning travelled to Worstead and recorded a 4-1 away win with goals from Richard Mileham (2), Tyler Reynolds and Robbie Hayward.

Mundesley are now clear leaders of the Wayford Nurseries Division Two after their 4-0 home win over Buxton Reserves whilst Erpingham Reserves and Trunch shared the points and four goals in the only Knights Trophies Division Three game to take place.