Rangers hit rivals for six

EVENING NEWS NORWICH SUNDAY LEAGUE: After the terrible weather recently and a heavy downpour on Sunday morning only one fixture was postponed. This was the County Cup Senior between Aylsham Sunday and El Sol at Aylsham Rec - which will be played on Sunday at Aylsham Rec.

After the terrible weather recently and a heavy downpour on Sunday morning only one fixture was postponed.

This was the County Cup Senior between Aylsham Sunday and El Sol at Aylsham Rec - which will be played on Sunday at Aylsham Rec.

In the County Senior Cup there were seven games involving Norwich League clubs, three saw league clubs facing each other. In the other four we won two and lost two.

In the games won Wymondham Rangers put in an excellent team performance to win 6-1 at Gorleston Albion including a hat-trick by Tom Amis. Silver Fox got a 2-1 victory at Hemsby Sports and Social Club. Games lost - losing finalists Camden Tavern beat Acle Rangers 6-3 and Haig FC went down 5-3 to Lacon Arms. In the games where league clubs faced each other The Grove won 6-1 against Poringland W, Aylsham Black Boys got a 7-2 win at Hillside OB and AFC Wdrs won 7-2 at Salhouse Rovers, Danny Gray and David Potter getting hat-tricks.

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In the Intermediate Cup 10 games were played involving Norwich League clubs, four between league clubs facing each other. In the six against other league clubs we won four and lost two. In the games won PL Rangers got a 9-4 win at Danepak in extra time. Norfolk County Council beat Rollesby 6-1, Costessey Sports Res won 2-1 at Feltwell SC and Farmhouse ran out 10-0 winners over Watton International , including four goals by R Shuttleworth.

In the games lost against other league clubs Brickmakers lost 6-1 at Union Jack and Dynamo Denmark were beaten 6-0 at Railway Tavern. In the games between league clubs Drayton beat Reindeer 7-2, Plasterers Arms won 3-2 against Sprowston Rovers, Acle Rangers beat Felmingham Ath 5-1 and Stoke FC drew 2-2 aet against Nelson - the replay will be played tomorrow morning at Sloughbottom.

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In the County Junior Cup there were 14 games involving Norwich Sunday clubs. Four were between league clubs, in the other 11 we won four and lost six. In the games won Mischief Tavern won 6-1 against Venture Albion, Sporting Longdale got a 4-1 win at Belton United, AFC Rompers won 4-3 at Diss Greyhound - this was an excellent result as Rompers won only one league game last season.

Pulham Utd beat Sun FC 2-0. In the games lost Branford Arms went down 4-3 at home to Winfarthing Fighting Cocks, Silver Fox lost 4-2 against Albion Utd, AFC Oak lost 2-0 to King's Arms, Dancing Farmers were well beaten 8-2 against Harleston Cherry Tree, Moles Rest lost 4-3 to Tilney FC and Bowthorpe Ath lost 7-4 to Sprowston Royal Oak. In the games between Norwich League clubs Dereham Wdrs won 11-0 against Hethersett A, The First got a 2-0 win at Taverham, Freethorpe 4-2 victory at Heartsease Casuals and Upton beat Mill House 2-1.

In the Premier Division of the Sunday League Bertrams recorded their second win a 5-0 beating of Hethersett. There was a second win also for Dog House, a 6-0 victory at Unthank Arms, Matthew Eves scored a hat-trick.

In Division 1A Norwich Busmen, with a completely new squad from last season, showed true fighting spirit coming from behind three times to draw 3-3 with Hellesdon Ath.

North Walsham Town got a 6-2 win over Windmill Wanderers with Lee Clarke hitting four. Norwich CEYMS drew 3-3 with Champion Ath. CEYMS found themselves 1-0 down but came back to level the score by half-time. In the second half Champions took a 3-1 lead but CEYMS rallied in the last 20 minutes to make it 3-3 and felt they could have won it.

In Division 1B Sprowston Wanderers won 5-0 at Poringland W Res. Manor Park drew 1-1 with Unicorns. Manor Park settled first and played some excellent football. Unicorns came out fighting in the change over and scored but Manor pressed hard and were rewarded with a goal from their MoM Gareth Cox.

In Division 2A Green Man continued their good start to the season outplaying Aslacton and Great Moulton to win 4-1. Norman Wanderers got a 3-2 win at Acle Wanderers. Brilliant team effort particularly Jason Barber and Jimmy Cater by Acle Wanderers, defending well but could not keep out Normans on this occasion. The Griffin paid for missed chances in losing 7-3 at Gilson Bailey.

In Division 2B Old Catton drew 1-1 with Thorpe Rovers. Catton MoM of the Match for the second week running Callum Osborne. Horsford Social Club won 3-0 at Spixworth while Earlham United recorded an 8-2 win at North Walsham OB, their MoM Louis Mammone. Ketts Tavern won 6-1 against Bayer.

In Division 3A Deopham had a 6-1 win over Earlham Colney while Norman Wdrs A put in a very impressive team performance against a good Reepham Town team winning by 8-0, including four goals by Clive Riches and a hat-trick from Elliot Cooper.

Newsman Celtic led 3-1 against Coltishall but Coltishall hit back after the break drawing level before Celtic grabbed a 4-3 win.

A sluggish start from the Mad Moose saw them go behind to Coachmakers and they went in 3-0 down at half-time. A re-invigorated Moose side got a goal but unfortunately it wasn't enough and Moose lost 5-1.

In Division 3B Hethersett Ath Res looked out of the game at half-time 2-0 down against Wymondham Rangers Res. In the change over Hethersett pulled one back, a long distance shot. The team playing in a changed formation attacked and pressured well from that point to win 5-2. Wilco got a 6-3 win at Hingham and St Faiths won 8-2 against Ribs of Beef who had taken an early lead but St Faiths came back strong to take the points including a hat-trick by C Harwin.

In Division 4B AFC Fifers won by the odd goal, a 3-2 win over Salhouse Rovers Res.

w Please note a change of secretary: Green Man FC (Division Two), Robert Groves, 39 Irwin Close, Reepham, Norwich NR10 4EQ.


Well done to the Sunday First Team, who followed up last week's opening league win with this County Cup victory, the goals coming from Kev Talbot and Ash Ling.


AFC WDRS visited fellow Premier team Rovers for a place in to the second round of the Sunday Senior Cup. AFC raced into a 5-0 half-time lead with goals from D Potter with a well taken hat-trick (his first goals for the club) and D Gray and B Finch - also his first for the club. Rovers pulled a goal back but AFC responded with a quick-fire double from D Gray who completed his hat-trick. Rovers pulled a goal back at the end after a defensive header from M Owen landed on the feet of the home striker who slotted home. TL Roofing MoM: D Gray and D Potter. Next round AFC visit Hethersett.


Dog House visited new boys Unthank Arms looking for their second win. It wasn't long before Dog House took the lead when a cross/shot from Paul Timm took a deflection off a defender and zipped into the net. The lively Matt Eves notched a couple after some more neat interchanges and then Martin McGee got in on the act with a fine angled drive from just inside the box. Four goals up but then Unthank got their game together and played well enough to stop any more scoring in the first half. The second half was one of many missed chances, most of them easy, with just two further goals to add to the scoreline. Matty Eves completed his hat-trick and Martin McGee added his second from the spot. A comfortable display with some good football but Dog House will need to be more decisive in front of goal.


Hethersett Sunday Res made it two wins out of two with a 5-2 away win against Wymondham Rangers Res with two goals from Adam Waters and other strikes from Jack Raven, Andy Oliver and Will Cook.

t Hethersett Sunday A found the experience of Dereham Wanderers too much for them and lost 11-0 in the County Cup. This week the Sunday Firsts visit Poringland, the reserves are home to Dynamo Denmark (Memorial Field 10.30) and the A-side visit Moles Rest.


PL Rangers had the task of a slippery away fixture in the Sunday Intermediate Cup first round by being drawn against Thetford team Danepak, unbeaten in their league for four years. With high profile players not wishing to travel Rangers were down to the bones of the team and looked buried after going two down. Chances were few and far between but James Bradfield pulled one back at the break to start the second half 2-1 down. Rangers got a penalty, slotted home by Chris Leveridge and went 3-2 ahead through Ross Joy with a sweetly-struck volley from a Tony Cook's cross. Many mistakes in Rangers' defence saw Rangers pegged back and they went 4-3 down. Then with three minutes left Matthew Bradley from a corner rose in the box to head home the equaliser. In extra time PL Rangers started their passing game which saw Danepak keeper pull-off a string of fine saves but Rangers scored again through Lee Dean and Ross Joy to make the game 6-4 which seemed to be the end but Rangers had other ideas and with the super team effort carrying on Ross Joy added three more goals to finish the game.


Walsham Sunday entertained Windmill and bounced back from the previous week's drubbing to gain a convincing victory. Walsham showcased new signings Tindall and McGilway and welcomed back Sage and Hinton. They started well and took the lead after five minutes when McGilway released Lee Clarke and he lobbed past the keeper. The performance levels then dipped leading to the elementary errors from the previous week resurfacing and Windmill took advantage to gain the upper hand and take a 2-1 lead. Walsham were also thankful to keeper O'Brien who made several top-quality saves. The Angels equalised when a quick counter-attack saw David Hinton race clear and finish clinically and from this moment, there was only going to be one winner. The second half saw Walsham dominate proceedings, as Davison and Rebbeck began to pull the strings, and they moved into the lead when Clarke crossed for Colm McGilway to crash the ball home. It then became the Lee Clarke show as he grabbed a second-half hat-trick to take his personal tally to four. He converted a penalty after Davison was up-ended, then rounded the keeper and slotted in from an acute angle before racing onto a Rebbeck through-ball to finish well. There was also time for Clarke to hit a post. This was a much improved performance and a welcome three points.


Silver Fox travelled to play Hemsby SC in the Sunday Senior Cup with an adjusted side with several players missing. Yet despite this, the new strike force for the first time this season, plus Ian Bowker returning to his midfield role, Silver Fox still had a strong team. Ian Bowker pushed forward from midfield and his shot/lob-deceived the Hemsby keeper and a defender scored an own goal. Then Hemsby scored and it was fairly even but, after a long pass from defence, Adam Boast rounded the keeper and prodded the ball over the line to secure the victory.

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