Marlborough hit nine in the sunshine
Reigning champions Marlborough took the chance to close the gap on Premier Division leaders The Grove when they put nine past Aylsham on Remembrance Sunday. The leaders meanwhile were held to a 2-2 draw by third placed AFC Wanderers for whom Farin Deeba and Matty Elwin were on target. Dale Wilcox and Aaran James scored for The Grove. Acle Rangers had a 3-2 home win over Reepham, whilst Lee Warr and an og were Unicorns scorers as they drew 3-3 at Hellesdon Athletic.
Fiveways remain top of 1A despite being held to a 1-1 home draw by The Castlegate with Chris Drummee equalising for the visitors. Second placed Dussindale were 2-0 winners at The Otter, but Vale Longo lost ground when they went down by the odd goal in seven at Windmill Wanderers. Norman Wanderers beat Aslacton 2-1 and a Jon Soderberg double made it four wins in four for Eaton FC as they beat Horsford SC 2-0.
In 1B, the top two swapped places in sensational style as Bayer went to Sprowston Rovers and scored nine without reply. Prince of Denmark are third as they won 4-1 at St Faiths, whilst Sprowston Rovers went down 4-1 at home to Spixworth. Dean Parfitt and Michael Robinson put Rose Tavern two up at Norfolk CCSC, but the home side stormed back to win 4-2 thanks to goals by Luke Johnston (2), Jon Spear and Martyn Bath. There was a goal and a point each for Catton and Haig FC as they drew 1-1.
The top two also met in 2A, where Hockering were 2-0 winners at DCS Rapid and have now opened up an eight point gap. Deopham and Sprowston Sunday shared eight goals as they drew 4-4, Lewis McKerell (2), Mark Quinsey and Calvin Butler scoring for the home side, whilst The Griffen are fifth after beating Stoke FC 6-1. The fortunes of Rackheath Green Man seem to be changing as they produced their second win in a row, 6-0 (Amos Bailey 2, Chris Collins, Karl Bloomfield, Jamie Collins, Jason Lambert) over Acle Wanderers.
In 2B, Moles Rest stay top after a 2-2 draw at PL Rangers for whom 16-year-old Macaulay Campbell was man of the match and Jordan Rocastle scored twice. Rangers were full of praise for the football their opponents played. Moles are three points clear of two sides, Heartsease FC, who lost for the second week running, 3-2 at home to Acle Rangers Reserves, and Maid Marian for whom Clive Riches scored the only goal of the game against Hingham. Ribs Rovers were 4-2 winners at Poringland Reserves and Sporting Farmhouse had a 3-2 home win over Hethersett Athletic.
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Riverside Rovers continue to top 3A as a Roy Bevis hat trick helped them to scrape past Sporting Longdale 3-2, whilst second placed New Buckenham drew 3-3 at Newsman Celtic. Robbie Powell, Danny Whitworth and Frank Wright scoring for Celtic. Hellesdon Reserves missed a chance to close the gap as they went down 3-2 at home to Mad Moose who move up to fourth spot. Bram Goodwin-Wright (2) and Lee Wright were on target for the Moose. There was a 4-3 victory for Dancing Farmers at Norman Wanderers A and Caseys Cosmos scored nine without reply at River Garden. Constable Crusaders also had a good away win, 5-0 at The Reindeer.
3B leaders One Love United had a narrow 2-1 victory over AFC Oak and now lead the division by three points from Salhouse Rovers who thumped nine (Neil Woolner 5, Jamie Weavers, Kel Haywood, Philip Fordham and an own goal) past Sloughbottom Revolution. Bell Inn moved up to third after a 5-2 win at Freethorpe, whilst the division's team of the moment Unicorns Reserves had a 2-0 home win over DEF FC. Jake Newstead and Matty Jacobs scored for a side that have now gone six games unbeaten since having a point's deduction. Taverham United continued their improved form with a 2-1 win over Aylsham Reserves and the day's highest scorers were Briston Wanderers who put ten past The Gordon.
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The only team still with a perfect league record this season are Bungay Town. Their 5-2 home win over Brooke FC sees them two points clear, but with a game in hand of Phoenix Felthorpe who were 2-0 winners over Earlham Colney. A 5-2 victory at Temples Property saw Manor Park move up to fourth spot, whilst Eaton Young Boys won 4-2 at Whiterose United who seem to be fading after a bright start. Hockering Reserves beat Temple Bar 3-2 and a single Brad Warr goal was enough for Sporting Longdale Reserves to take the points at William Rovers.
Richard Tubb (2), James Frost and James Tubb were the scorers as 4B leaders Drayton beat Costessey Sports 4-1. Second placed William Wanderers had a comfortable 7-1 win at Hethersett Reserves, whilst Dilham Cross Keys beat Chapelfield Rovers 2-1. Windmill Elite beat bottom side Wendene Wanderers 6-2 and there was a hat trick for Ryan Blyth and a goal apiece for James Smith and Sam Hylton as Salhouse Reserves scored five without reply at Spixworth Reserves.