Cup battles in spotlight

Notley’s Lowestoft & District Football League round-up

The KO Cup quarter-finals were played last weekend. The stand-out tie paired the top two in the first division Oxford Arms and Waveney Reserves and a tight affair ensued with title favourites Oxford netting a stoppage-time winner to progress 3-2.

DK Consultants, who head the second division, knocked out in-form first division side Pot Black by a 6-2 margin.

Barsham defeated GT Yarmouth Town Hall 4-1 whilst Spexhall hard to work hard to beat Bungay A 2-1.

Onto league action and things got even better for Oxford as title challengers Hearts of Oak lost again, this time Pakefield Re-United the winners by a 2-1 scoreline.

Norton are now in second after a fine 7-2 dismantling of in-form Blundeston Magpies. Andy Green helping himself to five goals.

Kirkley & Pakefield A inflicted another heavy defeat on Corton White Horse Seltic with a 9-1 success.

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With the top two in the second division in cup action it was Waveney Gunners who profited most as they got a 4-0 win over Crusaders. Hopton are up to fourth after their fine 3-1 win at Mutford & Wrentham.

Telecom Rovers slipped to a 3-0 reverse at a fast improving Earsham.

Beccles Caxton Reserves gained three valuable points at Ellingham who are firmly rooted at the bottom after Norton Reserves’ fine 2-1 win at Spexhall Reserves. Norton are still in danger but three wins in their last four games has given them a chance.

Mike Johnson KO Cup Quarter Finals: Barsham 4, Gt Yarmouth Town Hall 1; Bungay Town A 1, Spexhall 2; DK Consultants 6, Pot Black 2; Waveney Reserves 2, Oxford Arms 3.

Division One: Hearts of Oak 1, Pakefield Re-United 2; Kirkley & Pakefield 9, Corton White Horse Seltic 1; Norton Athletic 7, Blundeston Magpies 2.

Division Two: Earsham 3, Telecom Rovers 0; Ellingham 1, Beccles Caxton Reserves 4; Mutford & Wrentham 1, Hopton 3; Spexhall Reserves 1, Norton Athletic Reserves 2; Waveney A 0, Lowestoft International 0; Waveney Gunners 4, Crusaders 0.

Division Three: Carlton Rangers 3, Kirkley & Pakefield B 2; Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves 3, Westhall 1; FC Eastport 7, Blundeston Magpies Reserves 1; Lowestoft Albion 0, Mutford & Wrentham Reserves 19; Oxford Arms Reserves 2, Royal Oak 3; Southwold Town Reserves 3, Harleston Town Reserves 6.

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