Dog House show bite ahead of cup final
Milton LindsayDespite what has proved to be a ridiculously early decision to call games off on Norwich City Council pitches, there were still plenty of games played in the league.Milton Lindsay
Despite what has proved to be a ridiculously early decision to call games off on Norwich City Council pitches, there were still plenty of games played in the league.
The one game that survived in the Premier Division saw Senior Cup finalists Dog House continue their improved form by winning 1-0 at Acle Rangers.
In 1A, North Walsham moved into second spot after beating Windmill Wanderers 3-1, whilst Norwich CEYMS got back to winning ways, 3-1 at Hellesdon Ath. Goals by Van Raalte (2) and Dobson helped Hainford YCOB to a 3-3 draw at home to Rose Valley.
The big game in 1B saw leaders Aylsham Sunday go to second placed Earlham Utd and come away with a 6-2 (Hall 2, Folks, Simms, Smith, Oliver) victory. Childerhouse and West scored for the home side.
In the division's other game, Costessey Sunday beat Sprowston Wanderers 3-2, a win that sees them six points behind Aylsham, but with five games in hand.
The top-of-the-table clash in 2A saw Green Man beat Vale Longo by the only goal, a result that allowed Norman Wanderers A to move into second spot after a 2-1 win over Spixworth Utd.
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There was a hat-trick apiece for Lloyd Miller and Shaun Moss as Aslacton scored six without reply against Acle Wanderers and Reepham Town had a 5-0 home win over The Castlegate. Osa Odeh scored four times as The Griffen found their shooting boots thumping Coachmakers Arms 10-1 and well done to bottom side Plasterers Arms who had a 3-1 (Watson 2, Nixon) home win over Deopham. 2B leaders St Faiths had a narrow 1-0 win at Spixworth Sunday and are now four points clear of Old Catton who suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Acle Rangers Res. The Gordon had a 5-3 (Barnes 2, Dudley, Tracey and Parsley) victory against PL Rangers for whom Jordan Rocastle was again on target, and Ribs of Beef beat Horsford SC 4-1 Metcalf, Favour-Zaker 2, and Bennison the scorers. Goals by Danny Webster and Simon Curtis helped lift Poringland Res out of the bottom two as they beat Thorpe Rovers 2-0.
In 3A, Ryan Hatch and Justin Cameron were on target as leaders Stoke FC had a very good 2-1 victory at Dereham Wanderers and goals by Ulph and Cotton helped Upton stay in second place as they beat Heartsease Casuals 2-1.
Sporting Longdale brought an end to Bystanders recent good form, beating them 5-2 and after receiving the league's Sporting Award for December, DCS Rapid went on to beat Mad Moose 6-0 thanks to goals from Lawrence Keelty 2, Nick Weavers, Paul Bridge, Neal Gardner and Dimas Verdu Carillo.
With none of the top three in league action, attention in 3B was focused at the bottom where Aylsham Res beat Dynamo Denmark 5-1 (Major 4, Brown) and Unicorns Res beat Wilco Fast Fit by the same score. Taverham Utd's good run continued with a 3-1 (Paulin 2, Abbott) win at Moles Rest and Hethersett Res beat AFC Rompers by the odd goal of five.
There was a fourteenth straight league win for Wellington Pink Uns as they won 3-0 at Earlham Colney, but Sprowston Royal Oak's 6-1 (Maxey, Halliday, Green 2, Newstead and Armstrong) win over Sporting Longdale Res means they are two points behind the leaders. Dancing Farmers are third after a 3-1 (Smith, Brazell and Harris-Wright) victory over Silver Fox Res and Ian Babb and Elliot Winter were amongst the goals as Kings Arms won 4-2 at Hockering. Norwich Airport beat bottom side AFC Mousehold 4-1. With Heartsease FC inactive, Earlham Utd Res went top of 4B beating Maid Marian 4-0 .