Rompers end record losing streak

Milton Lindsay The longest losing streak in the Evening News Norwich Sunday League has been halted after AFC Rompers avoided defeat for the first time in nearly two years.

Milton Lindsay

The longest losing streak in the Evening News Norwich Sunday League has been halted after AFC Rompers avoided defeat for the first time in nearly two years.

The sure sign that good things come to those who wait came when Rompers drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Aylsham Sunday Reserves in Division 3b. The game was followed by enthusiastic celebrations at the Whiffler pub to mark the end of the losing run after 41 league and cup defeats in a row.

During that time Rompers have conceded 314 goals, scoring a mere 32.


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“It was a bit special - but it should really have been three points. We had two or three gilt-edged chances,” said Jonathan Bailey, a player with the long-suffering Sloughbottom Park-based team.

He said: “We lost every game last season, and average a 7 - 1 defeat per game this season.

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“If you look at the scores over the last three months although there have been some heavy defeats there are four or five games where we have lost by the odd goal.

“We've got several games left and we feel we could win before the end of the season. We have started an unbeaten run.”

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