Rangers hit five to snatch back the Premier top spot

Wymondham Rangers have taken over at the top of the Evenng News Copy IT Norwich Sunday League Premier Division on goal difference after a 5-0 home win over Norman Wanderers

Morning leaders Marlborough had a 3-2 (Armes 2, Wines) victory at Norwich Busmen. Despite two Craig Ritchie goals, AFC Wanderers went down 4-2 at home to Dog House, and goals by Jonny Causton and Jack Tarrant saw Poringland win 2-0 at Quebec. Acle Rangers won 3-0 at Silver Fox, whilst there were four goals for Sean Brown and a hat-trick for Craig Clarke and a goal for Tom Balls as The Grove won 8-2 at Costessey.

Division 1A leaders Reepham Town had a 3-2 home win over Fiveways and Hainford YCOB moved into second spot after a 4-1 (Mace 2, Ross and Claxton) victory over Green Man. There was a good win for Norman Wanderers Reserves as they thumped eight without reply past North Walsham and Vale Longo’s Pete Crowley grabbed the only goal of the game as they beat Hellesdon Athletic. The game between Horsford SC and Aslacton was goalless.

In Division 1B, St Faiths remain top after winning 6-2 at Earlham United, whilst second-placed Aylsham hammered Prince of Denmark 10-1. Sprowston Rovers won 6-2 at near neighbours Catton and Unicorns had a 2-0 home win against Norfolk CCSC. Hillside OB went down 4-1 at home to Sprowston Rovers.

I went to Recreation Road where DCS Rapid hosted Divison 2A leaders Dussindale Rovers. The visitors took the lead on 12 minutes when Simon Durrant headed home after a long throw was flicked on, and the same player made it 2-0 on 27 minutes when he volleyed home from a corner. Although Dussindale dominated most of the first half, to the credit of DCS the game was more even after the break and 20 minutes from time, Steve Rudder scored a good goal for DCS after a well-worked corner. The visitors made the game safe in the last six minutes when Sam Bird scored from close range.


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The Castlegate remain second after winning 3-2 at home to River Garden and The Otter are now third after drawing two each with Stoke FC. The GriffIn had a comfortable 7-2 win over The Stores, whilst it was a point apiece for Deopham and Acle Wanderers as they shared four goals. Upton went home from Norman Wanderers A with all three points after winning 4-1. Corcoran, Robinson and Metcalf were all on target as 2B leaders Rose Tavern won 3-0 at Poringland Reserves and PL Rangers moved up to second spot as they beat Hethersett Athletic 3-2, the winner coming from Chris Leveridge with only three minutes left. Spixworth went down 4-2 at home to Ribs Rovers for whom Bardsley 2, Mills and Lozano scored, whilst an entertaining game at Acle Rangers Reserves saw the home side twice come from two down to draw 4-4 with Bayer FC. Sporting Farmhouse beat Wymondham Reserves 5-2 and Taverham Utd drew 1-1 with The Gordon.

Division 3A leaders Hockering suffered their second defeat of the season, going down 6-2 at home to Wellington Pink Uns. Sprowston Royal Oak are a point behind after a 2-1 win over Casey’s Cosmos and Sporting Longdale beat Dancing Farmers 2-0 (Clark and Platten). The Reindeer won for the first time this season, 3-1 at Heartsease Casuals, whilst Newsman Celtic beat Mad Moose 3-2. Hellesdon Athletic Res won 12-1 at Temple Bar. In 3B, Moles Rest won a close game at AFC Oak 4-3 and Maid Marian won 3-0 at Aylsham Res.

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Division 4A leaders Riverside Rovers drew 2-2 draw at Eaton Young Boys. Rob Olah grabbed a hat-trick and Stuart Garner a pair as DEF FC beat Silver Fox Res 5-2. Sporting Longdale Reserves celebrated winning the league’s first sporting award of the season by hitting six without reply at Temples Property. It’s still full steam ahead for One Love United at the top of 4B, as they won 6-0 at Drayton. Second-placed Salhouse surprisingly drew 1-1 with Dereham United and The Bell Inn won 6-1 at Wendene W.

A superb game saw Briston draw 4-4 with Eaton Beehive and Chapelfield Rovers thumped Windmill Elite 8-1. Spixworth Reserves won 1-0 at Hethersett Reserves.

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