Tangerines’ goal blitz breaks record

Two of the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League's long-standing records were broken as a result of the Division Four fixture between Diss Town A and Dereham Cockers United which Diss won 36-0.

This becomes the biggest win in league history and, in so doing, breaks the previous record of 32-0 established by Hingham Athletic in November 1997.

The defeat also took Dereham Cockers' goals-against tally for the season to 236 which breaks the previous record of 233 held by Mulbarton United Reserves since the 1979/80 season.

The top five in Division One all won. Leaders Thetford Rovers Reserves got back to winning ways with an emphatic 16-1 win at Cockers which also means that Cockers ended their fixtures without a league win to their credit this season.

Second-placed Dereham Town A won by the odd goal of seven while Shipdham beat Gressenhall 3-1 at home. Bridgham United are fourth after beating Rockland United 3-0 and Tacolneston are up to fifth after their 4-1 home win over Great Ryburgh. Bunwell were beaten 5-3 at home by Swaffham Town A and Hingham Athletic ran out easy 9-2 winners over Cranworth.


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The Division Two leaders Northwold S&SC beat Nostro 3-1 and are a point ahead of Feltwell United who won by the only goal of the game at home to Castle Acre Swifts. Third-placed Morley Village lost again being beaten 4-2 by Shropham United.

In the other match, Saham Toney Reserves beat Sporle 5-2.

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The Division Three leaders Thurton and Ashby were without a game and Breckland Wanderers have moved up to second after narrowly beating Narborough Reserves 2-1 in a very close game. Methwold Rovers won 7-2 at Wendling to stay fourth and Bawdeswell are fifth after their 6-0 win at bottom team Shipdham Reserves. Rockland United Reserves completed their fixtures with a 5-1 home defeat at Gressenhall Reserves and are therefore relegated.

Rampant Horse move another place up to third in Division Four after their 4-1 win at Nostro Reserves North Elmham Reserves beat Scarning United 2-0 while Colkirk won 4-2 at Weasenham Wanderers. The other match between Tugas United and Tacolneston Reserves ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Division Four leaders Mulbarton Wanderers Reserves won 2-1 at Tacolneston Reserves and Diss Town A stay second following their record breaking spree against the luckless Dereham Cockers United. Rampant Horse are up to third after their 4-2 home win over North Elmham Reserves.

Nostro Reserves moved out of the bottom two by beating Weasenham Wanderers 4-3 while Beetley United ran out 1-0 home winners over Tugas United. In the other match Colkirk won 2-0 at Mattishall A.

In the replay of the Chequered Flag Primary League Cup semi-final, Hethersett Athletic beat West End by the odd goal of three while in the Dick Davey Ambulance Cup semi-final, North Elmham beat Stoke Ferry 4-2 to set up a final date with Diss Town A on April 27 at Aldiss Park.

In the remaining Fen Regis Invitation Shield second round match, Hingham Athletic Reserves won 3-2 at Splitz United and will entertain Rockland United in the semi-final while Necton and Beetley United will contest the other semi-final, both to be played next Saturday.

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