Riverside Rivers celebrate with a win as Woolpack take Division Two crown
PUBLISHED: 11:41 02 May 2018
Premier Division champions Riverside Rovers rounded off their season with a 5-3 win at Sprowston Wanderers that included an Aaron Kay treble.
In the only other top-flight game of the day, there was also a hat-trick for Matt Cook and goals for Will Harrowing and Matt Daynes as Poringland Wanderers won 5-2 at Bungay Town.
Despite finishing their games level on points, unbelievably both Phoenix and Brooke must wait to see the outcome of The Middle Green’s final game to find out if they have taken the top two spots in Division One.
Whilst Phoenix were beating Longdale Rovers 3-0 to remain top, Brooke came back from a goal down at the break to beat Hewett OBs 5-2.
In the meantime, Middle Green put eight past Hellesdon and now know that a six-goal win in their final game against Longdale will see them finish runners-up – or a 13-goal victory will give them the title.
Aslacton completed their season with a 4-1 home win over Norman Wanderers.
Congratulations to Woolpack who took the Division Two crown with a 2-0 win over Drayton Dazzlers, the only side who could have caught them. Dazzlers now need one win from four games to take second spot, but there is no doubt that both sides will be a force in Division One. Vale Longo finished off their season by taking a point in a 1-1 draw at Briston.
In Division Four, Hethersett Athletic Res clinched the runners-up spot after a narrow 3-2 win over Nelson Athletic whilst in Division Five, congratulations go to Aylsham who are the champions, although the end of the season proved a bit of an anti-climax as opponents Qube failed to raise a side so the game was awarded to Aylsham.
In the Under 19s, Long Stratton moved up to second spot after hitting a dozen at home to Hethersett Athletic.
Despite goals from Aaron Saunders and Sam Whiting, Acle Rangers were left to wonder what might have been as holders Windmill, from Great Yarmouth, came from behind to retain the Sunday Senior Cup, winning 4-2 at Carrow Road.
It was a good performance from Rangers that probably deserved better, but they now move on to the League Cup final on May 11 against face Hewett OBs.
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