Northwold in cup shock

Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League round-upThe final of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the league's premier cup competition, will be, for the first time, an all third-division affair between leaders Bradenham Wanderers Reserves and Northwold S&SC.

Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League round-up

The final of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the league's premier cup competition, will be, for the first time, an all third-division affair between leaders Bradenham Wanderers Reserves and Northwold S&SC.

In their semi-final, Northwold S&SC pulled off the shock of the day by beating the Division One leaders Dickleburgh by the odd goal of seven.

In the all-Division Three semi-final, Bradenham proved too strong for Sporle, winning 4-2.


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As usual, the final will be played at Aldiss Park, Dereham on May Day Bank Holiday morning, kick-off at 10.30am.

There were just two matches in division one. Cockers and Cranworth drew 1-1 while Swaffham Town A went to town against bottom team Yaxham and beat them 15-0.

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This result confirms Yaxham's relegation to Division Two which means that the club's long association with the top division at last comes to an end after being one of the most successful teams in the league's history.

The top two in Division Two both won.

Leaders Tacolneston won 6-1 at home to Necton Reserves while Morley Village in second place celebrated their midweek Primary League Cup win with an only goal success at Hingham Athletic Reserves.

Third-placed Thetford Rovers Reserves dropped two valuable points in being held to a 3-3 draw by Bunwell while West End beat Nostro 4-1 to move above them in the table.

The main eyes in division three were on Castle Acre Swifts who ran out 3-1 winners at Gressenhall Reserves and move back into second place as a result.

Bawdeswell beat Wendling 3-0 and bottom team Hindolveston scored in stoppage time to beat Shipdham Reserves 2-1.

In Division Four, Breckland Wanderers beat Methwold Rovers 4-0 and move up to fourth place while Shropham United Reserves beat Colkirk 8-2.

The Dick Davey Ambulance Cup Final on Wednesday, April 28 will be an all-Division One affair and will be contested by Hingham Athletic who beat Stoke Ferry 6-2 and Dereham Town A who won by the only goal of the game at Splitz United.

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