In-form Wanderers fire 10-goal warning shot

Ben Casey Evening News Norwich Sunday League: Only three games prevented the Norwich Sunday League completing a full schedule. Of the three games called off, two were very early and one pitch was deemed unfit by the referee.

Ben Casey

Only three games prevented the Norwich Sunday League completing a full schedule. Of the three games called off, two were very early and one pitch was deemed unfit by the referee.

In the Premier Division AFC Wanderers continued their good form scoring 10 (Tuttle 3, Wright 2, Kay, Peacher, Finch, Watson and Vincent) without reply against Salhouse Rovers. Acle Rangers also kept a clean sheet as they thumped reigning champions Marlborough 6-0, their worst defeat for 10 years, whilst Norman Wanderers were held to a 2-2 draw by the improving Dog House.

Norman Wanderers Res missed the chance to increase their lead at the top of 1A after they went down 2-1 at Norwich CEYMS and at the other end Hellesdon Athletic had a crucial 5-3 victory over Unthank Arms. Earlham Utd are second in 1B after a 2-0 (Bee 2) win over Prince of Denmark.


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In 2A, morning leaders Green Man were beaten 1-0 at Reepham, a result that saw Vale Longo take over at the top thanks to a 4-1 (Dhaliwal, Crowley, Woods and Powley) victory over The Griffin. Spixworth Sunday put seven past an Acle Wanderers side that finished with only nine men due to injuries.

Well done to Plasterers Arms who moved off the bottom of the table after a 2-1 win at The Castlegate thanks to goals by Watson and Gardiner. Game of the day was in 2B where the top two, St Faiths and Old Catton fought out a 3-3 draw. Cosgrove 2, and Freeman scored for Old Catton. Ribs of Beef beat Spixworth Sunday 4-2 (Bennison 2, Wright and White) and Horsford SC continued their scoring streak after winning 8-1 (Gashut 4, Cooper 2, Clark and Wale) at The Gordon.

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Goals by Cameron, 2, and Piggin gave 3A leaders Stoke FC a hard- fought win over Heartsease Casuals for whom Woodcock and Bradley replied. Second-placed Upton had a 3-0 (Ulph, Glen and Nelson) home win over Sporting Longdale.

In 3B, leaders Bayer FC went to Wilco Fast Fit and won 12-2, whilst after two defeats Mischief returned to winning ways, 6-1 (Roche 3, Bardsley 2 and Lozano) at Sporting Farmhouse. AFC Mousehold produced their best performance of the season, but still went down to unbeaten 4A leaders Wellington Pink Un's 3-1. Division 4B leaders Heartsease hit five (Critchlow 2, Lewis, Perry and Slater) at Spixworth Sunday Res.

The Pink Un sponsored Sunday League Cup 1st round game between 1B leaders Aylsham Sunday and Premier Division Silver Fox ended in a surprise 3-0 win for the home side. Wymondham Rangers won 12-1 at Mattishall YCOB, whilst I watched an entertaining game at Poringland where Sprowston Wanderers keeper Paul Walton produced an outstanding performance as his side went down 2-0. Of the 2nd round games played, Quebec went through after scoring eight without reply at Drayton and Norwich Busmen progressed after beating North Walsham 3-1.

t Any club wishing to join the Evening News Norwich Sunday League next season, must get their application forms to league secretary Ben Casey by April 1. For details call Ben on 01508 493791.

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