Cup tussles in spotlight
The major attention was on the fifth round of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League's premier cup competition. Only one team from Division One made it through to the last four to guarantee that there will be at least one team from outside the top division contesting the final on May Day Bank Holiday morning.
The major attention was on the fifth round of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League's premier cup competition.
Only one team from Division One made it through to the last four to guarantee that there will be at least one team from outside the top division contesting the final on May Day Bank Holiday morning.
That team was Dickleburgh who squeezed home by the odd goal of three against Thetford Rovers Reserves.
The other first division sides were all beaten. Bradenham Wanderers Reserves beat Narborough 3-1 at home while Northwold S&SC accounted for Swaffham Town A, courtesy of 5-3 away win. In a replayed fourth round match, Sporle knocked out Gressenhall by the odd goal of three and will now entertain West End in the remaining fifth round match.
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In the second round of the Dick Davey Ambulance Cup, there was only one home winner.
Dereham Town A achieved that success with a 2-1 win against Cockers. Teams from division one did better in this competition with Shipdham winning 3-1 at Castle Acre Swifts and Hingham Athletic beating Rockland United 2-0.
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There was one second division winner with Morley Village beating Hingham Athletic Reserves 6-0.
Necton Reserves came from 4-0 down to take their tie with Bawdeswell to a penalty competition but Bawdeswell eventually came out on top, winning the penalty competition 3-2.
The other three successes were for division four teams with them all knocking out teams from higher Divisions. Thurton and Ashby won by the only goal of the game at Hethersett Athletic, Splitz United beat Hindolveston 4-2 and Stoke Ferry won by the odd goal of nine at Shropham United.
There was just one match in division one which second-placed Bridgham United won, beating Cranworth by the only goal of the game.
The Division Two leaders Tacolneston opened up a six-point gap at the top with an important 2-1 home win over Nostro.
Bunwell beat bottom team Saham Toney Reserves 5-0 to move up to fourth and Wymondham Town A won 2-0 at West End.
The one match in Division Three saw Wendling achieve a welcome victory at Great Cressingham by the odd goal of five.
In Division Four, Scarning United beat Beetley United 2-1 to move out of the bottom two places and Breckland Wanderers and Narborough Reserves took a point each from a 2-2 draw.