Tough task ahead for Redgrave
CROWN FIRE LEAGUE: There were some high scores in division as it became clear that the title race will go to the very last match before being determined. Leaders and defending League champions Toftwood United who had gone back to the top of the table courtesy of a 5-0 midweek win over Gressenhall trounced Yaxham 11-0 in their last match to give their goal difference a real boost.
There were some high scores in division as it became clear that the title race will go to the very last match before being determined. Leaders and defending League champions Toftwood United who had gone back to the top of the table courtesy of a 5-0 midweek win over Gressenhall trounced Yaxham 11-0 in their last match to give their goal difference a real boost. Meanwhile, second-placed Redgrave Rangers won 5-0 at North Elmham. All this means that Redgrave must win their last match at home to Mulbarton Wanderers on third May by a margin of six clear goals if they are to take Toftwood's title. Saham Toney who were already sure of third place finished their fixtures with a 10-1 home hammering of East Harling Reserves while Gressenhall won by the odd goal of seven at Hingham Athletic. At the other end of the table, Mulbarton Wanderers won 3-1 at Rockland United to record their second win of the week and to ensure division one football for next season.
In division two, Thetford Athletic won 3-1 at Necton Reserves to keep on course for the title and Tacolneston beat North Elmham Reserves 2-1 to stay in fourth spot.
In division three, Watton United A beat Toftwood United Reserves 2-0 to move back into second place. Hingham Athletic Reserves stay fourth after beating West End by the odd goal of three while Bawdeswell won 6-0 at Wendling. Gressenhall Reserves were too strong for Shipdham Reserves and ran out 3-1 winners to relegate their opponents to division four.
The division four champions, Thetford Rovers Reserves beat Sporle 3-0 to celebrate the divisional title which they won in midweek. Shropham United are up to third place after beating bottom team Beetley 5-2 and need just one more win from their final game to make sure of promotion. Great Cressingham won by the odd goal of five at Splitz United and Colkirk and Thurton and Ashby finished their respective fixtures with a 2-2 draw.
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