Leaders lose unbeaten record in eleven-goal thriller

Division One leaders Shropham United lost their unbeaten record when they were beaten 6-5 at home by Tacolneston in a remarkable match which saw the Tacolneston goalkeeper score a hat-trick with two penalties and a further goal from open play.

Second-placed Bridgham United were also beaten in a high-scoring match, going down 5-4 to Shipdham at home whilst third-placed Dereham Town A made it a bad day for the leading clubs when they lost by the odd goal of three away to Northwold S&SC.

Gressenhall, playing in their first match of the season, won 5-0 at Rockland United. Feltwell United beat Thetford Rovers Reserves 2-0 and Morley Village secured their first points with a 3-0 home win over Swaffham Town A.

In Division Two Sporle moved back to the top of the table and maintained their 100% record with a 6-3 home win over Methwold Rovers. Castle Acre Swifts beat previous leaders North Elmham 3-2 to keep their 100% record and take away the same record from their opponents.

Thurton & Ashby kept up their high-scoring start to the season in beating Gressenhall Reserves 9-2 while Breckland Wanderers picked up their first points with a 5-2 win at Hethersett Athletic. Yaxham beat Saham Toney Reserves 5-0 at home, Nostro won 5-2 at bottom club Cockers and the other match between West End and Necton ended in a 2-2 draw.

You may also want to watch:

Division Three leaders Mulbarton Wanderers Reserves were held to a goalless draw by Narborough Reserves, a result which lifts Narborough off the foot of the table.

Splitz United are up to second place after beating Marham Wanderers 4-2 and Scarning United are up to third after their 5-0 win at Mattishall A. Bawdeswell won 2-0 at Diss Town A to move on to seven points and are joined there by Rampant Horse who ran out 6-2 winners at Hingham Athletic Reserves.

Most Read

Stoke Ferry beat Great Cressingham 4-0 at home while Tugas United beat Rockland United Reserves 6-1 in their first match of the season. Wending and Colkirk took a point each from a 1-1 draw.

There are new joint leaders in Division Four. Yaxham Reserves won 7-1 at Castle Acre Swifts Reserves to move into double figures for their points tally as did Litcham who were 4-1 home winners over Walsingham United.

Former leaders North Elmham Reserves surrendered their 100% record in losing 2-1 at Methwold Rovers Reserves and Watton United A are up to fourth after beating Shipdham Reserves 2-0.

Beetley United were 5-1 home winners over Methwold United, Weasenham Wanderers beat bottom club Dereham Cockers United 6-1 whilst Nostro Reserves and Shropham United Reserves shared the spoils from a 3-3 draw.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus