North Elmham new leaders of Central and South Norfolk league

North Elmham are the new leaders of Division One as they took full advantage of Castle Acre’s cup involvement and beat Gressenhall 3-1. Dereham Town A beat bottom team Narborough 2-1 and Rockland United won by the only goal of the game at Northwold S&SC.

There were only two matches in Division Two. West End beat Cockers 4-0 to move to the top of the table and the bottom two teams, Saham Toney Reserves and Bawdeswell, shared the points from a 3-3 draw.

Division Three leaders Litcham were beaten 4-2 at home by unbeaten Stoke Ferry, a result which lifts them up to fifth place. Weeting beat bottom team Narborough Reserves 6-0 to climb to third and, in the other match, Methwold United won 3-0 at Colkirk.

In Division Four, Feltwell United Reserves won 4-0 at Dereham Cockers United to move up to second place while Beetley United beat Nostro Reserves 3-1. The other two matches also ended as 4-0 results. Shipdham Reserves beat bottom club Methwold United Reserves and Weasenham Wanderers took the points from their home encounter with Gressenhall Reserves.

The semi-finals of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the league’s premier Cup competition, will be contested by two teams each from Divisions 1 and 2.

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In the fifth round matches, Castle Acre Swifts won easily 7-1 at Swaffham Town A while Morley Village ran out 6-0 winners at Marham Wanderers. The two Second Division teams both beat teams from the top flight to earn their places in the last four. Mulbarton Wanderers Reserves beat Yaxham 3-0 while Scarning United were 3-1 home winners over Thetford Rovers Reserves.

In the second round of the Dick Davey Ambulance Cup, Attleborough Athletic beat Hethersett Athletic by the odd goal of seven while Wendling won 3-1 at Castle Acre Swifts Reserves and Shipdham won by the same score at Rampant Horse. Necton ran out 4-1 winners at Mulbarton Wanderers A and Great Cressingham edged Sporle out 3-2. Tacolneston Reserves went through courtesy of a 2-1 home win over Yaxham Reserves and Walsingham United beat Rockland United Reserves 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

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