Bridgham clinch league title

Bridgham United are the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League champions for the first time in their history.

The long-serving South Norfolk team made sure of the title with a 5-0 win at Narborough.

This means that Thetford Rovers Reserves take the runners-up medals but they have to be pleased with another successful season which has seen them move from Division Four to Division One in successive seasons and have an excellent first season in the top flight.

Dereham Town A won 3-2 at Tacolneston to confirm their third place for the second consecutive season. Hingham Athletic's strong run in to the end of the season continued with a 4-1 success at Gressenhall and they will finish fourth if they win their last match in midweek.

Feltwell United lifted the Division Two championship with a comfortable 6-0 win at West End to celebrate their return to the League this season.


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Northwold S&SC claim the runners-up spot and promotion to Division One after just one season in Division Two so will be pleased with their season's work.

Shropham United completed their programme with a 6-0 home win over Sporle to move up to third, a position which they will hold onto unless Morley Village pip them by winning their last game. Nostro won 2-0 at Hethersett Athletic and bottom team Hingham Athletic Reserves were beaten 4-2 by Yaxham.

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In Division Three, the leaders Thurton and Ashby entertained second-placed North Elmham in the title decider and got off to a flying start with three goals in the first 10 minutes.

They maintained the pressure to run out worthy 6-1 winners to take the divisional title and to earn back to back promotions. North Elmham took the runners-up medals and with it promotion to Division Two in their first season in the league.

Third-placed Breckland Wanderers were held to a 4-4 draw by Splitz United and Methwold Rovers beat Wendling 3-1 to move back into fourth place.

On Friday night, Diss Town A beat Mattishall A to make certain of the Division Four title and, in so doing, broke a long-standing record for scoring most goals in a season (186 to date).

The previous record had been held by Hingham Athletic since the 1997/98 season. Mulbarton Wanderers Reserves have finished as runners-up in their debut season in the league to earn promotion to Division Three at the first attempt. Tugas United and Rampant Horse fought out a goalless draw, a result which gives Tugas third place.

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