Cup progress for Crown League teams

The Division One leaders Thetford Rovers Reserves maintained their 100pc record and stretched their lead at the top of the table with a narrow 5-4 win at Tacolneston.

Dereham Town A in second place dropped two points in being held to a 1-1 draw at Hingham Athletic while Gressenhall and Swaffham Town A produced the same result from an entertaining game. Rockland won 2-0 at Cockers, Shipdham in third place beat the bottom team 2-1 and Bunwell won with the same scoreline at Narborough.

In Division Two, Castle Acre Swifts increased their lead to fouur points courtesy of an 8-1 home win over bottom team Hingham Athletic Reserves. Hethersett Athletic beat West End by the only goal of the game to move up to third and Necton are fourth after beating Saham Toney Reserves. 5-1.

In Division Three, Rockland United Reserves beat Methwold Rovers 7-2 while Thurton & Ashby ran out 5-1 winners at Stoke Ferry. Marham Wanderers beat bottom team Shipdham Reserves by the same score and Splitz United beat Great Cressingham by the odd goal of three.

Shropham United Reserves have gone joint top of Division four with Diss Town A as a result of beating North Elmham Reserves 4-2. Weasenham Wanderers are up to sixth after their 6-1 win at bottom team Dereham Cockers. Nostro Reserves beat Tacolneston Reserves 5-2 at home and Beetley secured their first point of the season from a 2-2 draw at Rampant Horse.

There were some good results for teams from the league in the second round of the Norfolk Primary Cup.

Bawdeswell beat Costessey Crown Reserves 3-0, Wendling ran out 6-0 home winners over Dyer Arms and Breckland Wanderers won 3-1 at home to Taverham.

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Feltwell. had a good 7-4 win at Discovery Royals, Yaxham beat The Wellington by the only goal of the game and Nostro won 4-1 at Harleston Town Reserves. Tugas won by the odd goal of five at Lyng while Narborough Reserves won 2-0 at MK Reserves. Scarning beat Newton Flotman Reserves 5-3 while Northwold S&SC won 6-1 away at Sutton Rangers.

In all-league ties, Colkirk beat Mulbarton Wanderers Reserves 3-1 while Diss Town A ran out 7-1 home winners over Gressenhall Reserves. Morley Village won by the odd goal of five at North Elmham and Shropham beat Sporle 6-0.

John Turner