Holders Schoolhouse hit Windmill Wanderers for seven as Norwich Sunday League Premier flyers advance
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The second round of the Norwich and District Sunday League Cup was completed despite some inclement weather – although a few league games fell by the wayside.
The top three in the Premier Division all progressed.
League leaders and cup holders Schoolhouse were 7-2 winners at Windmill Wanderers, while Riverside Rovers saw Roy Bevis strike twice as they scored seven without reply at Brooke. Acle Rangers had a good 5-2 victory at Trimingham Pilgrims.
Callum Speck scored twice and there was a goal for Callum Wiley as First Division Hewett OBs won 3-1 at Sprowston Wanderers whilst Aslacton put paid to Mischief's cup hopes by beating them 3-1.
Poringland Wanderers overcame Division One leaders Longdale Rovers 2-1 after extra-time, thanks to goals from Tom Pitchell and Lewis Preston, and Farmhouse eased into the quarter-finals as they put seven past Vale Longo – Ryan Mickleburgh scored twice while also on the scoresheet were Michael Darker, Mathew Plumstead, Thomas Want and Robert Warminger.
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There was drama in the game between Drayton Dazzlers and Phoenix FC with score at 1-1 after extra time – Dazzlers won a penalty shoot-out to progress.
With nearest challengers Dazzlers in cup action, Woolpack increases their lead at the top by beating Hethersett Athletic 4-1, Ricky Bevis, Tom Blake and Liam Moriaty amongst the scorers.
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Marlborough had a 4-2 victory at Barracks FC, whilst the game between Mettingham and Mad Moose failed to provide a goal.
Brooke Reserves remain top of Division Three. They took all three points from their derby match at Hempnall by winning 4-2.
It means they remain two points ahead of DCS Rapid, who beat MC Rovers by the same score. Norman Wanderers A are third after a very good 3-0 (Shane Empson, Jason Fuller, og) win over in-form Silver Fox and Bungay Town Reserves ran out 4-2 (Reece Evans 2, Ashley Ling, Marcus Stark) winners at Dynamo FC.
Newsman Celtic moved away from the foot of the table after a 3-1 win at Acle Rangers Reserves, Noah Downes (2) and Chris Bailey scoring, whilst a single Kieran Shore goal was enough for Harleston Town to take the points at home to East Tuddenham.
AFC Norwich have one hand on the Division Four title. Their 4-1 (Ryan Bensley 2, James Wheeler, Jordan Hunt) win over Rackheath Rangers leaves them needing four points from their final two games, assuming Hethersett Ath Res don't slip up, to make certain.
Hethersett deserve praise after their home ground was deemed unfit late on Saturday – they endeavoured to find another pitch and their efforts were rewarded with an 8-2 victory over Eaton Park Corinthians. Cellar House got back to winning ways, 3-1 at Nelson, and Rose Ath scored seven (Michael Adcock 3, Mario Frinco, Troy Lowthorpe, Sean Higgins, Jake Ward) in their win over Woodton Utd.
Division Five leaders Easton added another three points to their tally as they beat Watton Utd 4-2.
In the Under 19s, Old Catton kept their noses in front with a 9-2 win over Hellesdon, whilst Scole United had a convincing 4-1 home win over fellow challengers Long Stratton. St Andrews kept their title hopes alive, beating Cringleford 4-2.