North West Norfolk League round-up: Seventh heaven for Gayton United in Division One Cup
Gayton United were the big winners in the Division One Cup group stages beating Lynn North End 7-1.
Lynn North End's goalscorer and man of the match was Neil Goodbourn. In the other games there were wins for Heacham and Great Massingham and a draw between Ingoldisthorpe and Watlington, leaving it all to play for going into the last week of group games.
In Division Two Discovery Royals remain the only side across the four divisions still unbeaten with a 7-0 win against Hunstanton; there were also wins for the other promotion chasers William Burt, Riverside and Lynn Napier.
Birchwood beat Wiggenhall 6-0 in Division Three. After a goalless first half Birchwood stepped up in the second with goals from Brad Wilson (3), Andrew 'Goal Machine' Wood and captain Darren Smith. Birchwood's man of the match was Paul Phillips. Greyfriars moved off the bottom with a 1-0 win away to Heacham Reserves.
Docking kept a successive clean sheet and gained three points at Pentney with a 4-0 win in Division Four despite not playing to their best. Carl Meek capitalised on a defensive error to give Docking the lead. Man of the match Kris Goldsmith capped a fine display with two goals and George Brotherton converted calmly from the penalty spot after Kenny Rushton had been brought down to complete the scoring.
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Tilney beat Castle Rising Reserves 4-1; this game like the weather was a proper mixed bag. Tilney taking the first 15 minutes by storm and a 1-0 lead through a pea roller by Paul Henry and soon a 2-0 lead by the big toe of Julian Faulkner.
Then as it seemed the game was in the bag Rising took the game by the scruff of the neck and battered Tilney who couldn't keep a foot on the ball.
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In the second half things didn't change much and as a reward for their hard work Rising pulled one back as they had the upper hand on things with Sam Milton Hewitt getting on the score sheet. Against the run of play Tilney on a rare attack scored from a lovely flowing move which Adam Chenery put away nicely.
Tilney were awarded a penalty after some hard work in the box and Danny Pooley calmly slotted in the back of the net to round off a quiet and flat game from Tilney. Man of the match was Pooley. Thanks to Nathan Kennedy on the whistle and the Black Horse for after-game refreshments.