Marlborough's misery is compounded by Quebec

Ben Casey EVENING NEWS LEAGUE: Quebec Rovers put last week's 5-0 defeat by Norman Wanderers behind them as they beat reigning champions Marlborough 6-0 to move three points clear at the top of the Premier Division.

Ben Casey

Quebec Rovers put last week's 5-0 defeat by Norman Wanderers behind them as they beat reigning champions Marlborough 6-0 to move three points clear at the top of the Premier Division. After four top flight titles in a row Marlborough now have a relegation battle on their hands.

Wymondham Rangers are second after a 2-0 home win over Poringland, whilst The Grove drop to third after drawing 3-3 (Amis, Mallet and Greening). at Norman Wanderers. Goals by Barrett, Owen and Watson gave AFC Wanderers a 3-2 victory over Acle Rangers.

Norwich Busmen are back on top of 1A, courtesy of a 2-0 win at Norwich CEYMS. Rose Valley beat Windmill Wanderers 5-1 and Hellesdon Athletic scored seven without reply at Unthank Arms. They started with eight men and finished with ten, but Hillside OB produced a tremendous performance to hold 1B morning leaders Costessey Sports to a goal less draw. Earlham Utd take over at the top after thumping Drayton 13-1. Sprowston Wanderers are lurking dangerously in fourth spot after a good 3-1 win at Norfolk CCSC, and Haig FC went back to North Norfolk with three points after beating Unicorns 3-2. Prince of Denmark gained swift revenge for last weeks defeat, beating Mattishall YCOB in the return fixture 5-1.

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The 2A title will go to one of five teams as the season nears its end. Vale Longo are currently top after a 3-0 win at Deopham, whilst second placed Green Man were held to a 3-3 draw at fourth placed Norman Wanderers A.

Reepham Town with three games are third after a comfortable 8-0 home win over Plasterers Arms, and Aslacton, who still have six games left, will be kicking themselves after dropping points in a 2-2 draw at The Castlegate. Goals by Sanders and Rathbone helped Acle Wanderers to a 2-2 draw with Spixworth Utd. St Faiths stay top of 2B after a 2-1 win at bottom side Poringland Res and Old Catton won by the only goal at Acle Rangers Res. A last minute winner completed a hat trick for Jordan Rocastle as PL Rangers won 3-2 at Ribs of Beef and Horsford SC won 4-0 at Spixworth Sunday.

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For the second week running, Stokes Matt Seager grabbed a hat trick, this time as the 3A leaders won 5-1 at The Reindeer. Hatch and Lahfa were also on target in a result that guarantees them a top two finish. Second-placed Upton, who are four points behind with have two games in hand, beat Bystanders 5-0 thanks to goals by Glen 2, Elvin 2, and Nelson. The Otter drew 1-1 at Heartsease Casuals for whom Potts scored and Sporting Longdale had a 6-3 home win over Temple Bar. Newsman Celtic got back to winning ways, 6-0 at Mad Moose. Bayer FC increased their lead at the top of 3B with a 5-2 win at Hethersett Res, whilst Taverham moved up to third spot after scoring seven against Wilco Fast Fit. Sporting Farmhouse were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Wymondham Res whilst Dynamo Denmark gained their first victory since November as goals by Coleman and Dodds gave them a 2-0 win over Moles Rest. AFC Rompers came back from Aylsham Res with all three points after a 3-2 victory.

The top two in 4A march on. Wellington Pink Uns beat Norwich Airport 6-2 to stay two points clear of Sprowston Royal Oak who defeated Kings Arms 4-2. Dancing Farmers won 4-2 at Earlham Colney, but Hockering surprisingly went down 3-1 at Silver Fox Res. Brickmakers had a 5-1 win at AFC Mousehold. Division 4B leaders Heartsease completed a quick double over Felmingham when beating them 2-0 and AFC Oak are now second after a 4-0 (OG, Bridge, Gibbons and Brewster) win over Spixworth Sunday Res and third placed Earlham Utd Res drew 3-3 at Constitution. Maid Marian won 4-0 at home to Freethorpe and Hethersett A beat Wendene Wanderers 7-2.

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