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.

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.

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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.