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North West Norfolk League round-up: Division One champions Lynn North End go nap on opening day

07:30 06 September 2012

The new North West Norfolk League season kicked off on Saturday with Division One champions Lynn North End starting where they left off.

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End, giving debuts to eight players, beat Watlington 5-1 thanks to goals from man of the match Tom Doughty, Nicky Bunting, Adam Archer, Luke Greer and Ashley Smith.

Last season’s runners-up and Norfolk Junior Cup winners Reffley Royals, now under new management, lost 2-0 at West Winch. A new-look Sedgeford outfit lost 4-3 at home to Ingoldisthorpe while Heacham beat Great Massingham 2-1.

In Division Two, newly-promoted duo Riverside and Castle Rising played out a 3-3 thriller. Rising’s goals came from Jonny Parker, Danny Clarkes and Sam Hewitt, who hit the net for the 50th time for his side.

Flitcham & Hillington were too strong for Hunstanton, winning 6-2, Discovery Royals beat William Burt 3-2 while Lynn Napier enjoyed a fine 4-1 away victory at Smithdon. Ingoldisthorpe Reserves drew 2-2 in a local derby with Dersingham Reserves which benefited from the new roll on, roll off subs’ trial.

Dan Twaite bagged a brace as Lynn Retreat celebrated their promotion to Division Three by winning 3-2 at Gaywood. Kenny Diggines scored Retreat’s other goal.

Gayton United Reserves lead the way after a stunning 8-0 victory over Heacham Reserves.

Re-formed East Winch showed what had been missing during their 40-year absence by beating Watlington Reserves 2-1 with goals from Lee Gardener and Nathan Seaman. Former Sunday League side Tilney also won their first game in Division Four by beating Snettisham Maroons 1-0.

n Former NWNL side Regate Rangers continued their fine start to life in Anglian Combination Division Six by hammering Freethorpe Reserves 7-2. Goals came from Stevie Fisher (2), Lloyd Drewery (2), Jordan Groom, Stuart Deadman and Mark Sainty.

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