Cup surprises in Crown Fire League

Crown Fire Central & South Norfolk League

There were a couple of surprises in the fifth round of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the league's premier trophy competition.

Methwold Rovers from Division Three were good value for their 4-2 home win over Cranworth and, in the all-second division clash, Yaxham turned the form book upside down to beat Castle Acre Swifts by the odd goal of three.

In the all-first division encounter, Bridgham Utd beat Gressenhall 3-2 and Dereham Town A also got past Sporle by the same score.

In the semi-finals, Bridgham will entertain Dereham Town A while Yaxham will be at home to Methwold Rovers.


You may also want to watch:


There were just three matches in Division One. Thetford Rovers Res won 3-0 at Rockland Utd to go back to the top of the table. Bunwell beat Great Ryburgh 7-0 while Narborough won 3-1 at bottom team Cockers.

There are also new leaders in Division Two. Feltwell Utd return to the top following their 3-2 win at Nostro and Northwold S&SC have moved above former leaders Hethersett Athletic into second place after beating them 2-1.

Most Read

Morley Village won 11-1 at bottom team Hingham Athletic Res and stay fifth on the same number of points as Necton who were 5-0 home winners over West End. In the other match, Shropham Utd beat Wymondham Town A by the same score.

Thurton & Ashby stay top of Division Three but were given a run for their money by Narborough Res who held them to a 2-1 scoreline.

North Elmham are up to second after beating Rockland Utd Res 5-0 and Breckland Wanderers stay fourth after notching up the highest score of the day in their 12-0 mauling of bottom team Shipdham Res.

Wendling are up to fifth following their 6-1 win at Splitz Utd, having moved above Bawdeswell who lost 2-0 at home to Marham Wanderers. In the other match, Gressenhall Res won 7-0 at Great Cressingham.

The Division Four leaders, Mulbarton Wanderers Res consolidated their lead with a 7-0 win at Shropham Utd Res and Mattishall A are up to second after their 5-1 home win over Weasenham Wanderers.

Scarning Utd continued their fine run with a 4-2 home win over Beetley Utd, Nostro Res beat bottom team Dereham Cockers Utd 6-1 and Tugas Utd got past Colkirk by the odd goal of five.

In the replayed Dick Davey Ambulance Cup second round tie, Saham Toney Res inflicted an 8-1 defeat on North Elmham Res and will now meet North Elmham first team in the third round.

In the matches in that round, Diss Town A pulled off the result of the day by winning 3-1 at Swaffham Town A. Hingham Athletic beat Shipdham by the odd goal of five after extra time and Stoke Ferry beat Tacolneston Res 3-1.

The semi-final draw pairs Diss Town A against Hingham Athletic while Stoke Ferry will host the winners of the Saham Toney Res v North Elmham tie.

John Turner

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus