Norwich Sunday League: Hat-trick for Brock as Schoolhouse battle back

Sunday League football. Norwich Ceyms (red) against North Elmham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sunday League football. Norwich Ceyms (red) against North Elmham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Leon Brock hit a hat-trick, Josh Bull a double and there were goals for Rhys Logan and Tim Henery as Schoolhouse came from behind to beat Poringland Wanderers 7-3 in the Norwich Sunday League Premier Division.

And you have to feel sorry for Tim Carey, who hit a hat-trick, but ended up on the losing side.

The game between Riverside Rovers and AFC Wanderers was goalless at the break, but the reigning champions stepped up a gear in the second half, scoring five without reply, with Jordan Rocastle and Shaun Wones both grabbing a brace and Aaron Kay also finding the net.

Despite two Chris Holmes goals, one a '40-yard screamer' PoW lost to a late goal from Acle Rangers for whom Ricky Forder, Ryan Flint and Celeb Futter all scored in a 3-2 win.

Jonny Page and Ian Babb were on target as Bell Inn took a point in an even game at Dussindale, whilst, despite goals from Ryhs Cousins and Tommy Salmon, Farmhouse went down 3-2 at home to Norman Wanderers. Aslacton and Bungay Town gained their first point of the season after a goalless draw.

Bungay Town Reserves and Windmill Wanderers are setting the early pace in Division 1A. Bungay scored four without reply in their game at Anglian Rovers, while an Aaron James hat-trick and a Kieran Robins strike helped Wanderers win by the odd goal in seven at Brooke.

Rob Warminger was the Horsford United scorer as they drew at Vale Longo, while in what was described as a cracking game, Costessey West End and Dancing Farmers shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Aiden Boast and Nick Aston had scored for Farmers before the home side levelled with a last-minute penalty. New Buckenham gained their first points of the season as they won 3-2 at Sporting Longdale.

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In Division 1B, DEF FC continued their winning start with a 5-3 victory at Acle Rangers Reserves and Revolution FC got off the mark with a 2-1 win at Salhouse Rovers. Lakewood United FC's first game in senior football ended with a 3-2 defeat at home to Sprowston Wanderers.

Theo Chamberlain was another player to get a treble at the weekend as Mischief FC top 2A after a 7-0 victory at home to DCS Rapid. Ed Myers, Matthew Payne, Tommy Miller and Stevie Toomer were also on target.

Constable Crusaders were 3-1 winners at home to Newsman Celtic and Mad Moose hit seven (Michael Adcock 3, Sonny Atherton, Daniel Hawkie, Aaran Bennett, OG) without reply in their game with Dynamo FC. The Middle Green got off the mark by beating Micawbers Tavern 5-3 – Jonny Bailey 2, Dominic Doggett, Josh Farrow and Alex Riseborough scoring – and Mettingham FC opened their season with a 3-1 home win over Brooke Reserves.

Trimingham Pilgrims and Silver Fox are the early leaders in Division 2B. The North Norfolk side were 7-2 winners at home to Costessey Sports whilst Silver Fox had a 3-1 (Jason Lambert 2, Luke Gould) victory over Hethersett Athletic. Hickling Barn recovered from the previous weekend's defeat to take all three points in a 5-1 win over Salhouse Rovers Reserves.

The first two games of the season for Winfarthing FC in Division 3A have seen them find the net on no less than 20 occasions. This time they hit 11 as they ran out comfortable winners against Freethorpe. It was unlucky for some as Mad Moose Reserves were hit for 13 by SNS Utd and Marcus McInerny scored five and Ashley Land three as MC Rovers beat Tasburgh Utd 8-3.

Westfield FC gained their first win of the season as Kyle Meachen 2, Mark Brock 2, Matthew Lynn, Nathaniel Anderson and Samuel Walden scored in a 7-3 win over AFC Westlegate. GaGa FC were 2-0 (Gordon Horine, Aaron Sodah) victors over Hewett Old Boys.

Barracks FC have made a good start to life in Division 3B.

Their second outing of the season ended in a 6-0 win at East Tuddenham, while Kane Wetterland (2), Jack Hurrell, Shaun Grieveson, Lee Newton and Mark Trett all scored for Norwich Ceyms as they recorded a 6-2 victory over North Elmham.

Sporting Iceni were another team to hit six – in a 6-3 victory over Bunwell AFC while Blofield United were 2-0 winners over Harleston Town.

Sprowston Athletic won by the odd goal in five at Hethersett Athletic Reserves and after the previous weekend's heavy opening day defeat, Gressenhall FC bounced back to beat Hellesdon FC, with two from Chris Corsbi-Smith, one from Tom Southwell and an own goal helping them to a 4-2 victory.

The opening fixtures in the Under-19s section began last weekend and in the A section, Bulldogs FC were 6-3 winners over Wymondham Town.

Norwich United had a 3-1 win over Newton Flotman, with two goals for Harry Borrett and one for Dan Clack, and Attleborough Town overcame Watton United by the same score.

In the B section, last season's title winners, Marlborough, scored six without reply at home to Easton FC. There was a hat-trick for Adam Wilson, with the other goals coming from Alex Philpott, James Cooper and Tommy Knight.

Norman Wanderers also hit six in defeating Blofield Utd Youth.

Alistair Michaels and Chris Bloor scored for Hellesdon Youth in their 2-1 win over Norwich United B, while Old Catton and Thorpe Village shared the points after eight goals were scored in their game at Sloughbottom Park.

In Division C, Swanton Morley found the net a staggering 21 times against Happisburgh Hammers – but there were mitigating circumstances as the Hammers had only nine men, with four players calling off before the game.

Jakob Bradford (2), Sam Wharton, James Tubb and Tobias Oliver were on target as Drayton won 5-3 at North Walsham, while Sprowston Athletic hit six in beating Horsford Youth.

Litcham FC made a good start to their campaign season, winning 4-0 away to Dereham Town.