Wellington tickled Pink by run of success
Ben Casey EVENING NEWS SUNDAY LEAGUE: Just over two years ago, three men sat in the pub on a Saturday afternoon and came up with the bright idea of starting their own football club. Now 42 games on they have a remarkable league record which has seen them suffer only one defeat - which came this season against Sprowston Royal Oak.
Just over two years ago, three men sat in the pub on a Saturday afternoon and came up with the bright idea of starting their own football club.
Now 42 games on they have a remarkable league record which has seen them suffer only one defeat - which came this season against Sprowston Royal Oak.
Last season Wellington Pink Uns won the Crusader league, their only blemish being a draw, and this weekend a win at Sporting Longdale Res, could see them take the Evening News Norwich Sunday League 4A title if nearest rivals Sprowston Royal Oak fail to beat third-placed Hockering, a feat achieved by losing their only league game ever at the hands of Oak.
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Secretary Ian Spacey, who along with Matty Goreham and landlord of the Wellington pub, Ian Lyons, formed the side said: "We wanted to put a bit of fun back into football, so I looked around and found this pink kit, hence the name.
“We took a bit of stick at first but everyone soon got used to it."
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Spacey added: "The boys are all Dereham based and the club has just snowballed. We are all really enjoying ourselves… even me."
Sunday's opponents Sporting Longdale Res have found the season satisfying in another way.
Club chairman and reserve team manager Mark Brzeczek said: "We are proud of the fact that though results have not been as we would have liked, we have managed to field two teams each week without too much of a problem."
When asked how he felt about facing Wellington on Sunday, Brzeczek was optimistic saying: "We hope they will see an improvement in us since the second week of the season when they beat us 5-0."
Other games to look out for this week are Aylsham Sunday v Earlham Utd in 1B and Taverham Utd v Bayer FC in 3B.