Hat-trick heroes do the damage for rampant Wanderers
Milton LindsayOnly two fixtures survived the terrible weather which hit the county on Sunday morning and both these needed late switches of venues to enable the games to be played.Milton Lindsay
Only two fixtures survived the terrible weather which hit the county on Sunday morning and both these needed late switches of venues to enable the games to be played.
Harleston Old Boys and Mulbarton Wanderers switched their League Shield tie to the new 3G pitch at Easton College with the Wanderers running out 7-2 winners. Hat-tricks from top scorer Colin Gibbins (on nine) and Dean Parfitt and one from Dave Darkins did the damage with Paul Godbold and Matt Myall replying for the Old Boys.
The other match was a Seniors (over 40's) cup-tie between Rocklands and Cringleford which was switched to the city side's ground due to the Rockland pitch being under water. A Richard Fairman hat-trick and one each from Masood Birgani and Phil Shaul saw them home 5-1 with four goals in the last 10 minutes. Graeme Shurey replied.
A look forward to the league programme this Sunday sees the two bottom clubs in Division One Acle Rangers and Whitton United face each other at Bridewell Lane.
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In Division Two (East) there is a spicy local derby between King's Arms Crusaders and Great Yarmouth Postals with honours even after a 3-3 draw earlier in the season. Archant in second place take on fellow city side Spixworth United. Joint-top leaders in Division Three (North) Mulbarton Wanderers face a tricky match away to NALGO OB at Sloughbottom Park. Unbeaten Sprowston Wanderers and Martham who both share top spot in Division Four (East) square up to each other at Dussindale Park in a six-pointer.
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League Cup Quarter-finals: Framlingham Town v Woodbridge Town, Kirkley & Pakefield v Bungay Town, Poringland Wanderers v Eastern Electricity Old Boys.
Division One: Acle Rangers v Whitton United.
Division Two (East): Archant v Spixworth United, Kings Arms Crusaders v Gt Yarmouth Postals.
Division Two (South): Bury Town v Yaxley Cherry Tree, Sole Bay United v Eastern Electricity OB Res, Wickham Market v Stowupland Falcons.
Division Two (West): Attleborough Town v Wymondham College, Hellesdon v Cringleford, Taverham v Horsford.
Division Three (Central): Beccles Caxton v Kirkley & Pakefield Res, Norton Athletic v Earsham.
Division Three (North): NALGO OB v Mulbarton Wanderers, Swaffham Town v Rocklands.
Division Three (South): Albion Mills v FC Fore Hamlet, Ipswich Park v Walton Rovers, Real Claydon v Kesgrave Athletic.
Division Four (Central): Elmswell v Thetford Sports & Social Club, Harts v Harleston OB, Watton United Res v Scole.
Division Four (East): Kings Head Loddon v Mutford & Wrentham, Parklands IFA v Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds, Sprowston Wanderers v Martham.
Division Four (South): BAR 129 v Chilton, Felixstowe Harpers v Brantham Athletic, Ipswich United v The Brickies, St Clements Hospital v Ipswich Revolution.
Division Four (West): Norwich Rovers v Norwich Hotspur, West Lynn Sports & Social Club v Cromer Crabs, Wymondham College Res v Hethersett Athletic.