FOOTBALL: Tilney romped into the semi-finals of the North West Norfolk League Charlie Day Cup with a 9-1 win at Lynn North End Reserves.
James Goode led the way with a hat-trick in a one-sided affair. Simple mistakes from a young Lynn team ended their cup hopes with man of the match Chris Yaxley 2, Michael Lobley, Mark Vice, Ryan Horton and, eventually after many attempts and many games, Alex Bone got his name on the score sheet to pile on the agony.
Snettisham Maroons are also through after a scrappy 3-0 win over Great Massingham.
When the hosts did eventually find their rhythm, they put the ball in the net three times, twice from Mark Lloyd and once by Anton Ely. Snettisham’s man of the match was Scott Deadman.
River Lane Rangers beat East Winch 2-1 to clinch their last-four place, joining Springwood, who booked their slot two weeks earlier.
AMA Lynn had already progressed to the George Graver Cup semi-finals and were joined by Lynn North End (4-1 victors at Gayton United Reserves), Ingoldisthorpe (4-3 at Discovery Royals) and The Woottons, who progressed 3-2 against Flitcham & Hillington, thanks to goals from Les Barry, Josh Jackson and Simon King.
It is getting tight at the top of Division Two, where leaders Wells Town Reserves were held 1-1 by Birchwood, who are chasing hard for the title.
Birchwood took the lead against the run of play with their only shot of the game as Bradley Wilson scored when sent through one-on-one in the 70th minute.
But only minutes later Daniel Rose ghosted past two defenders to smash home the equaliser into the top corner from 16 yards.
Birchwood’s man of the match award was shared by Paul Sainty, Rowan Smith and Aaron Reeve. Wells’ star man was Ryan Pink.
Smithdon Hunstanton earned a hard fought 3-2 win against Castle Rising with goals from Shaun Giles, man of the match Matt Pooley and an opponent.
Dane Hipkin struck twice and Michael Rodwell and Chris Nelligan once each in Dersingham Rovers A’s 4-1 win over Denver. Sam Johnson was their man of the match.
An early goal was enough for West Winch to clinch all the points against Hunstanton at Watering Lane.