Norwich & District Sunday League round-up: SNS see off North Walsham to complete a memorable double
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Goals by Scott Woodcock, Ben Morgan, Shane Gammage and Aran McGuckin ensured that in their very first season SNS FC completed a league and cup double as they beat North Walsham Under-19s 4-0 at the FDC to take the Sunday Junior Cup.
North Walsham, though can also be proud of their efforts in reaching the final and can still console themselves with the fact that they were winners of the Under 19C Division.
In the League Cup semi-finals Riverside Rovers and DE FC were victorious and will meet at the FDC in the final on May 8. A Jordan Rocastle hat-trick and strikes by Gavin Lemmon and Duane Eastall saw Riverside stay on course for the treble as they beat Acle Rangers 5-2. In the other semi-final, Tim Carey gave Poringland Wanderers a first half lead against DE FC, but a penalty five minutes after the break from Mark Alibone and a Sam Apeh header 20 minutes from time saw the visitors go through. The final will be a repeat of the County Cup semi final, where DE FC will be hoping to gain revenge. It could be a cracker.
In league matters, the Premier Division leaders were given a fright when they visited Farmhouse.
Two up after five minutes through Elliot Lythgoe and Chris Hall and then 3-1 up after a Rhys Logan penalty, the home side battled back to level the scores at 3-3 before Brendan Burke grabbed a late winner. Tommy Tucker, Shaun Taylor and Colm McGilway scored for Farmhouse whilst Schoolhouse now lead Riverside and Acle Rangers by five points, but Rovers have two games in hand and Rangers have played one game more.
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Bungay Town scored five without reply as they won at home to Dussindale Rovers, and there was a see-saw game in the basement battle at Norman Wanderers where Bell Inn came from 3-1 down to lead 4-3 only for the home side to snatch a point.
Congratulations to Horsford United who became 1A champions with an emphatic 5-1 win at Bungay Town Res. A double for Mike Thirkettle and Scott Lindsay added to a Dan Read strike ensured that United return to the Premier Division for the first time in a number of years. Costessey West End gave their chances of reaching the runners up spot a major boost when the beat second-placed Dilham Cross Keys 3-2.
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Mad Moose are the new champions of 2A. Jon Soderberg scored twice and there were goals for Mike Adcock and Seth Thomas as Moose won 4-0 at Mettingham to go above Mischief FC and lift the title. The Middle Green will finish in third position after scoring six without reply at home to Dynamo FC.
In 2B, Trimingham Pilgrims warmed up for next week's Intermediate Final by thumping second-placed Silver Fox 5-1 thanks to goals from Liam Page, Jack Nield, Jack Crane, Adam Buckenham and Joseph Culley so go into the final against Phoenix FC in good form. Cellar House completed their season with a good 5-3 win at Hickling Barn.
AFC Westlegate were presented with the latest Macron Sporting Award before their final game at home to Reedham FC, but it brought them no luck at all as the visitors ran out 7-1 winners.
3B is still heading for a tight finish. Leaders Hellesdon scored eight as they won at Hethersett Ath Res, whilst Norwich Ceyms scored six as they won at home to Harleston Town U21s. Hellesdon, who have one game left, lead Ceyms by five points, but Ceyms have four games still to play. Blofield United won by the odd goal of five at home to Sprowston Athletic.
In the Benevolent Cup, Group A brought wins for Sprowston Wanderers, 6-0 at home to Vale Longo and William Wanderers, 4-2 at Constable Crusaders. Group B saw Salhouse Rovers win 4-2 at Hellesdon FC and Marlborough were 4-1 winners at Revolution FC.
Video shot and edited by Denise Bradley