League reaches halfway point

It seems strange to be doing a mid-season review in the latter part of January; however the majority of our sides are only halfway through the season in terms of games played due to the extraordinary weather we have seen, both at the start of the season and over the last few weeks.

It seems strange to be doing a mid-season review in the latter part of January; however the majority of our sides are only halfway through the season in terms of games played due to the extraordinary weather we have seen, both at the start of the season and over the last few weeks.

In Division One, new boys Salhouse and Loddon A have both found the move up tricky to start with, both losing six times this campaign, however the division as a whole has been up and down with most teams beating each other. Only one team at present stands out and that is Yelverton who have only suffered one defeat so far and lead the table from UEA reserves by 14 points, but as we all know, a lot can change so expect UEA to push all the way.


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Division Two is a similar story with Jubilee leading the way with no defeats to date in the league but again with Costessey Sports and Lingwood hot on their tail. Early favourites Sprowston Beehive struggled to live up to their billing at the start of the season suffering some out of character defeats, but they too are putting a good run together and scoring plenty of goals. The two relegated sides from Division One, Taverham and Dyers took their time to adjust, Dyers fairing the better out of the two.

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Newcomers to Division Three, Reepham Town A, Hellesdon Wanderers, Ketts Tavern Toucans and Hockering have all done themselves proud by competing well within what is a tough division. The other new side, Yelverton Reserves, have mirrored their senior team and sit proudly on top of the table, albeit having played a few more games than some of the other teams around them.

All in all, this season is proving to be one of the most competitive we have had in a while and that is credit to the teams and players that compete in our league to make it even stronger. Clubs have already expressed an interest in joining next season to make us even stronger going forward and with a new sponsor in place (Drayton Pharmacy) the future is looking bright. On another positive note, our boundary has been extended to a radius of 15 miles in any direction from Norwich Castle meaning that more teams could potentially compete in our league. Anyone looking to start up a new side next year can contact us on business.house@live.co.uk for information and advice.

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