King’s Lynn Sunday League round-up: Terrington clinch Division One crown with win at title rivals
Terrington clinched the King's Lynn Sunday League Division One championship with a game to spare after they triumphed 1-0 at title rivals England's Hope.
It was a nip and tuck affair between the league's top two, with so much riding on it. Terrington knew a minimum of two points in their last two matches, both against Hope, would be enough to secure them a long-awaited crown.
But they went one better and wrapped it up at the weekend when Simon Bird slotted home with five minutes left, after being found by Robert Palmer's sensational through ball, to spark wild celebrations from the Terrington camp – a club who flirted with relegation in 2010 and 2011.
Hope's best chance fell to Dean Jimson, who was thwarted by a great save from Aaron Beales.
That result allowed Chilvers to move up to second following their massive 14-0 win at March Saracens. Danny Jezeph (6), Alan Cook (4), Tom Doughty, Joe Jackson, Ty Wilson and James Tricks netted in the rout. March must now wait to see if White Bell, who lost 3-1 at home to Lynn Napier, can get the three points needed to save themselves, and send Saracens down. Matty Willis scored for Bell, with Ryan Juby (2) and Brad Key scoring for the in-form Nap.
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In Division Two, FANG all but wrapped up the title with a 3-1 win at second-placed William Burt. Joseph Malby, Tommy Rix and Alex Vincent bagged for the champions' elect. Nathan Mitchell scored a penalty for Burt – who need one point to earn promotion.
Fowler kept their very faint promotion hopes alive by coming from 2-0 down to beat Maltings 4-3. Corey Brady (2) and Chris Green scored for the hosts, in a preview to next week's Division Two Knockout Cup semi-final, but the visitors stole the points with goals from Steven Reeve (2), Tyler Webb and Neil Gotsell.
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Terrington Reserves lost 3-2 to their closest rivals Maides Head in a basement battle. Ashley Bower and Nathan Young scored for the bottom side, while an Aaron Bussey hat-trick won it for Maides.