King’s Lynn Sunday League round-up: Hope send out message to Division One title rivals

England's Hope, red and black, are among the favourites to lift the Lynn Sunday League's most presti

England's Hope, red and black, are among the favourites to lift the Lynn Sunday League's most prestigious trophy next April. - Credit: IAN BURT

Lynn's nine-team top flight started with a bang – despite Lynn Napier withdrawing 48 hours before the big kick-off.

Heacham, formerly Hunstanton, romped to last term's Division Two title and were tipped to take Division One by storm but they were hammered 7-0 by England's Hope. Ben Jimson (3), Joe Whyborn (2), Simon Bird and Sam Whyborn found the net.

FANG and Chilvers did battle and it was the defending champions who showed they won't be letting their title go easily who won 4-2. Rory Harper and Tommy Rix scored for FANG, but they were undone by Ashley Keegan (3) and Jack Johnson.

Long Sutton made their Division One debut and pushed Burt FC all the way. Sutton led, then fell behind, yet drew level twice before Burt won it through a mazy Matty Prudence wonder strike. Mark Garner, Ryan Brothwell and James King scored for Sutton, with Prudence (2), Rowan Smith and Lee Dix netting for the victors. Fellow top-flight new-boys Clenchwarton lost 2-1 at CSKA Emneth after taking the lead through George Hutton. Dave Abbott's brace won it for the hosts.

Tydd St Mary made their league bow with a Division Two home 4-2 defeat to CR Eastern. Ashley Allen and Adam Pack got Tydd on the scoresheet, but braces from Connor Walker and Curtis Morais proved too much. March edged Tilney 2-1 thanks to Jermaine Watson's brace. Jason Chilton replied. And Flitcham started well with Louie Claydon, Danny Child and James Ringwood registering in a 3-0 win over Farmers Arms.

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Division Three, a new tier, saw new-boys Dersingham beat West Lynn 3-2. Brad and Sean Ely scored one apiece with the third added by Nathan Branch. Nathan Young netted twice for Lynn.

Steve Rogers and Nick Frayne scored as Elm won 2-0 at Fleet. River Lane, who scored through Davis Howlett (2), Jack Moy, Kai Neeve and James Nelson, heaped 5-0 league bow misery on Watlington. Horsepigs Reserves beat Heacham's second string 4-1. Terry Whitwell, Ollie and Darren Martin and Justin Narusevicus notched. Nathan Stockdale grabbed a consolation.

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