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Rivers return to the top after magnificent seven success

PUBLISHED: 11:11 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:11 04 April 2018

Riverside Rovers are back on top of the Premier Division. Picture: Archant

Riverside Rovers are back on top of the Premier Division. Picture: Archant

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Riverside Rovers gained swift revenge for a recent defeat when they thumped Trimingham Pilgrims 7-1 in the Norwich Sunday League Premier Division,

On a day when wet weather put paid to may games, five Jordan Rocastle goals and further strikes from Jason Armes and Connor Delaney saw Rovers return to the top of the table.

It now means that two wins from their final three games will see them retain the trophy for the fourth year running.

No games took place in Division One, but in the Second Division, both Mischief and Drayton Dazzlers closed the gap on inactive leaders Woolpack by recording big wins.

Mischief ran out 8-1 winners at home to Hethersett Ath whilst Dazzlers scored seven without reply against Sprowston Ath Wildcats. A single goal was enough for Marlborough to beat Briston whilst 10-man Vale Longo will be happy with the point they took from Mad Moose after a 2-2 draw.

Credit goes to both Longo and Mad Moose as, after finding out that Moose’s pitch was unavailable, they switched the game to Longo’s home ground at Sprowston Rec.

It’s still all to play for in Division Three after leaders Norman Wanderers A went down 2-1 at Bungay Town Res. It leaves Normans only a point ahead of DCS Rapid, who have a game in hand. Hempnall won 2-1 at Acle Rangers Res, and there was a point each for Newsman Celtic and MC Rovers after a 1-1 draw. Alex Hunton and Ben Mitson were on target for Mettingham as they ran out 2-1 winners at home to Barracks FC.

In Division Four, the battle for runners-up spot took another turn as Hethersett Ath Res beat Rackheath Rangers 8-1. Hethersett are now just a point behind second-placed FC Viking with a game in hand. Sporting Iceni completed their season with a 2-1 home win over Rose Ath Res.

Aylsham’s attempt at a league and cup double is still well on track after a huge 14-0 win over Ashill saw them go top of Division Five by a point – and they still have a game in hand over Easton.

In the only game played in the Under 19s, Hellesdon and Acle Rangers drew 2-2.

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