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Riverside Rovers take top spot as Schoolhouse suffer surprise loss to Sprowston Wanderers

PUBLISHED: 10:39 28 February 2018

Action from the game between Riverside Rovers (blue) and Acle Rangers. Picture: Steve Brown.

Action from the game between Riverside Rovers (blue) and Acle Rangers. Picture: Steve Brown.

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Another frosty morning greeted players but while a few Norwich Sunday League games were casualties of the conditions, common sense in delaying kick-off times and plain good luck played their part in getting many played.

Action from the game between Riverside Rovers (blue) and Acle Rangers. Picture: Steve Brown.Action from the game between Riverside Rovers (blue) and Acle Rangers. Picture: Steve Brown.

Morning leaders Schoolhouse were on the end of probably the most surprising result of the day as they went down 4-1 (Dan Childerhouse, Joe Easton, Ali Shearer 2) at home to Sprowston Wanderers. That allowed Riverside Rovers to take over top spot in the Premier Division after a Jordan Rocastle goal was enough against Acle Rangers. Horsford warmed up for their County Cup semi-final with a 3-0 (James Taylor 2, Callum Cooper) win over Bungay Town, whilst goals from Shaun Taylor (2) and Stevie Blake helped Farmhouse to a 3-1 win at Poringland Wanderers.

In Division One, Hewett OBs bounced back from the previous week’s disappointment with a 1-0 victory at Hellesdon thanks to a Jordan Crane goal. Sam and Owen Page were on target as Brooke returned to winning ways with a two-goal victory at The Middle Green and both Dean Mortimer and Danny Rogers were on target as Aslacton won 2-1 at Norman Wanderers.

The eagerly-anticipated clash of the morning’s top two in Division Two was a victim of the frost and that being the case, it allowed Mischief FC to jump into second spot as they won 4-1 (Tom Miller 2, Matt Cates, Oliver Johnson) at Hethersett Ath. Andy Adams and Matt Walsh scored as Vale Longo beat Sprowston Athletic Wildcats 2-0 whilst the game between Barracks and Mad Moose failed to produce a goal.

Only two games took place in Division Three, with wins for MC Rovers, 5-2 at home to Dynamo, and Norman Wanderers A, 3-0 (Tyrone Sparrow 2, Reece May) against Newsman Celtic.

Action from the game between Riverside Rovers (blue) and Acle Rangers. Picture: Steve Brown.Action from the game between Riverside Rovers (blue) and Acle Rangers. Picture: Steve Brown.

In Division Four, Hethersett Ath Res moved into second after winning 5-1 (Stephen Wright 3, Ben Wright, Scott Grimes) at Cellar House and remain the only side that can catch leaders AFC Norwich. Nelson Ath won 4-2 (Nathan Dewhurst 2 , John Corcoran, Sam Meakins) at Sporting Iceni.

Division Five leaders Easton went to third-placed Aylsham and it was the home side who came out on top, 5-1. Tobias Oliver grabbed a hat-trick for the home side.


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