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Leaders stunned as Norton claim their first win of the season

PUBLISHED: 08:05 20 October 2017

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In the Lowestoft & District Saturday League sponsored by Lauren Lou Cancer Fundraising UK Division One leaders Oxford Arms had an opportunity to extend their lead at the top.

But they couldn’t take it, losing 4-2 at home to Norton who secured this first win of the season.

Oulton Broad lost 3-2 at home to Stanford Arms goals from S Clay (2) and S Reynolds, Newly-promoted Stanford are now in fourth place while Barsham stay one from bottom after another heavy defeat to First and Last, going down 7-1.

Division Two leaders Beccles Caxton Reserves beat Ellingham 4-1 to stay out in front while Waveney A are pushing them by beating Hopton 3-2.

Bungay A are in third place after beating Norton Reserves 3-2 away. This is the best start for Bungay A for several years.

Kirkley & Pakefield B beat Carlton Colville Town 3-2 with two goals from A Fitzgerald and one from E Mills while. Earsham Reserves beat Crusaders 2-0 with a goal apiece from G Perez-Hunt and M Hall.

In Division Three Celt Rangers made it six wins on the trot by beating Redwood United 8-0 away. East Coast are in second place after beating Mutford Reserves 4-2 away, Gentleman’s Club beat Loddon United 7-1, with seven different players getting on the scorehseet, and Art Eternal beat Hawthorn United 10-1 away.

In the Suffolk Junior Cup Mutford & Wrentham beat Ufford Sports FC 5-1 away from home with J Gissing (2) and T Boyd among the scorers.

In the Great Yarmouth Sunday League sponsored by Ashton Shaw cup action took centre stage.

Senior Cup holders Windmill won at The Middle Green 5-0 with goals from Adam Thompson, Hayden Ingram, Bobby Self, Lewis Popham and Taurean Malloy. Wheelwrights continued their impressive start to the season, winning against Hemsby 17-1 with Mitch Forbes netting five, Joel Wilson four and Sam Wooldridge getting a hat-trick.

Real Ale Madrid and Memphis Belton both bowed out of the competition.

In the Suffolk Shield Waveney won 3-0 at home to last year’s winners Leiston Orient 3-0 and The Flying Dutchman, also at home, beat Claydon 07 8-1.

The KO Cup first round draw is: True Traders v Wheelwrights, Waveney v Windmill, Flying Dutchman v Hemsby, Real Ale Madrid v The Fusileers.

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