Wymondham top Sunday League

There was still a good size programme in the Norwich Sunday League despite the concern over the extremely hard surfaces clubs are having to contend with.

There was still a good size programme in the Norwich Sunday League despite the concern over the extremely hard surfaces clubs are having to contend with. In the Premier Division reigning champions Marlborough suffered their second defeat on the trot as they went down 3-1 at The Grove. Sam Mallet scored for the hosts, before Marlborough levelled from the spot, but well taken goals by Lloyd and Lewis Greening earned the points for the home side. Wymondham Rangers 2-1 victory at Salhouse saw them go to the top of the division.

Norwich Ceyms took over at the top of 1A after a 6-2 win at home to Unthank Arms. Previous leaders Norwich Busmen went down 1-0 at Hellesdon Athletic whilst Norman Wanderers Res moved up to third with a 4-1 win over Rose Valley Utd. Windmill Wanderers travelled to Aylsham Black Boys and came back with a 6-3 victory. Unicorns returned to the top of 1B after a narrow 1-0 win at Haig FC, and Norfolk CCSC also gained three points thanks to a Chris Hoy hat trick when beating Aylsham Sunday 3-2. Costessey Sports scored three without reply against Prince of Denmark, whilst Manor Park came away from Mattishall YCOB with a 3-2 win.

In 2A, The Griffen had a good 5-3 win at Green Man, whilst a goal by Jatinder Dhaliwal earned Vale Longo a point at Norman Wanderers "A". Deopham went down 2-0 at home to Coachmakers Arms and Reepham had a good 2-1 win at Spixworth Utd. Acle Wanderers were disappointed at not being able to turn all of their possession into goals as they went down 1-0 at home to Castlegate. Despite losing 5-0, PL Rangers were full of praise for the organisation and performance of their opponents Old Catton. They lead Division 2B by two points from Ribs of Beef for whom the outstanding Michael Robinson scored twice in a 4-2 win at Poringland Res. Oliver Bennison and Richard Metcalf scored the others. Acle Rangers Res beat Sprowston Rovers 2-0, whilst Leo Dudley and Mark Tracey scored for The Gordon as they drew 2-2 against St Faiths.

Dereham Wanderers and Upton are still neck and neck at the top of 3A. Craig Foster, Simon Foster, Grant Matsell Jamie Paling and Tom Spalding all scored as Dereham won 5-3 at Bystanders (Bestway Taxis) whilst goals by Lake, Tubby and Elvin saw Upton come from 2-0 down to beat DCS Rapid 3-2. Heartsease Casuals praised the Newsman Celtic goalkeeper as they won 2-0, and I saw a good game at Stoke where the home side took a first half lead through Mat Seager but a close range effort on fifty five minutes by Matt Stanton earned a point for The Reindeer. Mischief lead 3B after a 4-1 victory over Sporting Farmhouse and Moles Rest got back to winning ways after beating Unicorns Res 4-2. Bayer FC thumped eight without reply against Aylsham Sunday Res and Wilco Fast Fit had a narrow 1-0 win over AFC Rompers. It was all square in the local derby between Wymondham Res and Hethersett Res as they shared four goals.

Wellington Pink Uns had a good morning, beating The Brickmakers 9-2, whilst Hockering won by the odd goal of five against Norwich Airport. Dancing Farmers are up to third courtesy of a 1-0 win at home to Earlham Colney and AFC Mousehold went down 4-0 to Hellesdon Ath Res. Kings Arms and Sprowston Royal Oak drew 2-2. Maid Marian missed a chance to go top as they went down 4-2 at Spixworth Sunday Res while Earlham Utd Res were winning 2-1 at Heartsease FC for who Ben Lewis scored. AFC Oak had a good 5-1 win over Wendene. Freethorpe beat Hingham 3-0 and Hethersett "A" travelled to Felmingham to beat the home side by the same score.