Marlborough back in top spot again

Revitalised ex-champions Marlborough are the new leaders of the Evening News Copy IT Norwich Sunday League Premier Division after taking a point in a goalless draw against The Grove.

There were plenty of goals at Sloughbottom where Quebec beat Norman Wanderers 7-4 and Silver Fox had a comfortable 4-0 home win over Costessey Sports.

I saw the game at Poringland where a scrappy goal by Adam Brown put the home side ahead against Norwich Busmen. The game was pretty even throughout and the visitors had chances to level, but goals in the last 10 minutes by Dale Simpson and Ryan Pettit gave the home side a 3-0 win.

The game of the day saw the top two in 1A face each other at North Walsham, but it was visitors Reepham Town who enjoyed the day most, winning 5-0 to increase their lead at the top of the table. Aslacton were held to a 1-1 draw at Fiveways, whilst Hainford are fourth after a 4-1 (Howe, Van Raalte, Mathews, Broadwater) at Vale Longo for whom Woods scored from the spot. Norman Wanderers Res won 3-0 at Green Man and Eaton FC and Hellesdon Athletic took a point each after sharing six goals. 1B leaders St Faiths continued their good form, beating Catton 3-1 whilst there were away wins for Aylsham, 2-0 at Sprowston Rovers, and Haig FC, 3-2 (Michael Trollope, Michael Reynolds and Mathew Reynolds) at Norfolk CCSC for whom Ciaran McClellan and Ben Morgan scored.

Divison 2A leaders Dussindale Rovers had a 5-1 home win over The Griffin and stay three points clear of The Castlegate who won 2-0 at Acle Wanderers. DCS Rapid stay third after thumping 10 (Keelty 3, Orr 2, Davis 2, Kingsbury 2 and og) without reply at River Garden. The Otter won 3-1 at Deopham whilst Upton won by the same scoreline at home to Stoke FC. After an early sending-off The Stores played for 80 minutes with 10 men, but goals by Luke Fisher, Shaun Plant and Shaun Currie saw them come from behind to beat Normans A 3-2. It’s still neck and neck at the top of 2B. Rose Tavern beat Sporting Farmhouse 3-1 thanks to two Peter Wright goals and another from Billy Corcoran, whilst Spixworth remain level on points after winning 5-2 at Hethersett. PL Rangers beat Taverham Utd 3-1 and Bayer hit six when beating The Gordon. Ribs Rovers won 2-1 (McDonald, Takooree) at home to Poringland Res and Acle Res won 4-2 at Wymondham Res.

Hockering continue to top 3A after winning 2-0 at home to Temple Bar and are four points ahead of Sprowston Royal Oak, who won 5-1 at Dancing Farmers courtesy of goals from Patel, Halliday, Wallace, Doyle and an own goal. Wellington Pink Uns got back to winning ways, 6-2 over Newsman Celtic and a Nick Clark goal three minutes from time saw Sporting Longdale win 1-0 at Mad Moose. Caseys Cosmos won 2-0 (Pelling, Goddard) at home to Heartsease Casuals and Hellesdon Res won by the odd goal of seven after coming from two down at The Reindeer. New leaders in 3B are Heartsease FC who won 5-1 (Critchlow 2, Daynes, White & Lewis) at home to Hingham whilst morning leaders Moles Rest were going down 5-4 at Earlham Utd Res.

It’s as you were at the top of 4A. Riverside Rovers thumped Hockering Res 8-0 and New Buckenham came from behind to win 3-1 at Sporting Longdale Res. Constable Crusaders won 4-2 at Caseys Cosmos Res and there was a good win for Temples Property, 6-1 at Silver Fox Res. A last-minute free kick from Ben Lemmon snatched a point for DEF FC as they shared the points at Earlham Colney. It’s now seven wins from eight games as One Love Utd beat Chapelfield Rovers 2-1 and they are five points ahead of Salhouse Rovers for whom Neil Woolner scored all four goals as they won 4-2 at Briston Wanderers. Drayton won 5-3 (Tristan Stoneman 2, James Tubb 2, and Tom Frost) at Dereham Utd, whilst the games between Spixworth Res and Bell Inn, Windmill Elite and Hethersett Res ended level whilst Nash Makuave scored four and Will Tolliday three as Eaton Beehive beat Wendene Wanderers 7-4.

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