The Grove stun champions
On a day where some games kicked off earlier than usual because of the Norwich City match, The Grove provided the result of the day when they hammered reigning champions Marlborough 5-1. Gary Bee (2), Lloyd Greening, Sam Mallett and Danny Pennell scored for the home side whilst Jason Armes added a late consolation.
Dog House got their first points of the season, beating Hellesdon 3-2, whilst Aylsham got a good win, 2-1 at Acle Rangers. A last minute goal gave Reepham a 2-1 victory over Poringland Wanderers and Wymondham Rangers kept up their good start by beating Unicorns 3-1. The game between Norwich Busmen and AFC Wanderers ended goalless.
Vale Longo are the early pacesetters in 1A, after a 4-1 victory (Pete Crowley, Jason Drake, Jutty Womack and Alfie Shayes) over North Walsham made it two wins from two games. Dussingdale Rovers are the same after winning 3-2 at Windmill Wanderers.
There were 5-1 victories for Norman Wanderers and Fiveways over Hainford YCOB and The Otter respectively whilst goals by Scott Winton, Joe McFarlane, Jon Soderberg and Paul Dodimead helped Eaton FC to a 4-2 win over Aslacton.
In 1B, Sprowston Rovers gained three points after beating Prince of Denmark 6-1 whilst Catton went down 2-1 at home to near neighbours Spixworth. Dave Waters and Jordan King put St Faiths two up at Norfolk CCSC, but the home side rallied and took a point thanks to a double strike by Ben Morgan. There were eight goals and a point each as Bayer drew at home to Earlham Utd for whom Damon Brown and Tom Blanch grabbed a brace each.
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DCS Rapid began their 2A season with a 3-2 win at Green Man, and it was the same story for The Griffen as they beat Hockering 3-2 thanks to goals by Scott Browne Will Layton and og. The Stores travelled to Deopham and came from three down to take a point after goals by Marc Howard, Michael Crosby and Shaun Plant. Stephen Parry, Mark Quinsey and Neal Quinsey had opened the scoring for the home side.
In 2B, David Gilfillan was on target four times as Poringland Reserves kicked off their season with an 11-2 hammering of Hillside OB. Moles rest scored six without reply at home to Hingham, whilst Acle Rangers Reserves won by the odd goal of five at Sporting Farmhouse. There was a good performance by Maid Marian as they became the first side in over a season to take a point off Heartsease FC as they drew 0-0.
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In 3A, Riverside Rovers were 2-1 winners at Hellesdon Reserves, and Norman Wanderers A had a 3-2 home win over Newsman Celtic. The division’s other game saw The Reindeer and Sporting Longdale draw 2-2, Aaron Tunaley and Matthew Wilson for the home side and Jamie Platten and Ryan Roberts for Longdale.
Lamarana Jallow (2), Ronaldo Balde (2), Assinario Vaz, Buck Ejimofor and Ibrahim Saleh all scored for One Love United who thumped Taverham United 7-0 in 3B, Bell Inn won 6-2 (Ian Babb 3, Tom Brown 2 and Robbie Errington) at The Gordon, whose goals came from Craig Sewell & Ian Watkins whilst Briston Wanderers beat Aylsham Reserves 5-2.
Unicorns Reserves beat Sloughbottom Revolution 3-1 and Salhouse Rovers scored four minutes from time through Kel Heywood to take the points at Freethorpe after Oliver Harper had opened the scoring. DEF FC got a win under their belts as they defeated AFC Oak 2-0.
In 4A, new clubs continue their fine start to life in the league. Brooke FC had a 4-2 win (Sam Page 2, Tom Graves and Daniel Manganaro) at Temple Property, and Whiterose United won 2-1 (Lee Buxton 2) at Hockering Reserves.
Manor Park beat Temple Bar 3-1 and Earlham Colney had a good 2-0 win at Sporting Longdale Reserves. Eaton Young Boys also had a 2-0 victory at William Rovers. Schoolhouse FC continue to find the net, this time scoring six (Jack Smith 2, Ben Watson 2, Richard Brett and Joshua Cullington) as they beat Costessey Sports Reserves.
William Wanderers scored six without reply at Spixworth Reserves as did Chapelfield Rovers at Dereham Wanderers, helped in part by a hat trick from Bilal Fares. It was also Chapelfield’s first clean sheet for over a year. Dilham Cross Keys recorded their first league win as they won 4-2 at Wendene and goals by Tom Frost, Sam Lincoln and James Tubb were enough to help Drayton beat Hethersett Athletic Reserves 3-1.Windmill Elite also continued their good start by winning 4-1 at Salhouse Reserves.