Outwell captain Ben Jimson goes in high on Barrington goalkeeper

FOOTBALL: Outwell Swifts’ hopes of glory in the Cambs League William Coad Intermediate Cup were dashed as they were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal.

They missed two penalties and a glut of chances on their way to a 2-1 semi-final defeat at home to Barrington. Ben Norman did eventually find the way to goal but by then it was too late

An entertaining Division 4B encounter saw Upwell Town beat second-placed Littleport Town Reserves 2-1.

Jonny Allen ghosted in to tap home the opener and he struck the second-half winner after the visitors had pulled one back.

Upwell welcome Wisbech St Mary Reserves in the semi-final of the North Cambs Cup tomorrow at Gorefield, 1.45pm.

Kieron Doherty was Dersingham’s scorer in their 3-1 defeat at St Andrews in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination.

Division Three derby honours went to Downham Town Reserves as they prevented Swaffham Town Reserves taking over at the top of the table for the second time this season.

On a day when the top five teams all lost, the Pedlars were beaten at Shoemakers Lane thanks to goals from Ashley Payne and Andy Willmott

Feltwell United picked up three easy points in Division Four when they were awarded a walkover against scheduled visitors Sheringham Town Reserves.

Redgate Rangers had to work for their spoils though, staying on the title trail with a 3-0 victory over Wymondham Town Reserves courtesy of a brace from Danny Jezeph and a goal from James Miller.

It is tight as ever at the top of Division Five where Gayton United made it third time lucky against morning leaders Earsham.

The South Norfolk team had beaten Gayton in the league and cup in November and looked set for a treble when they led 2-0.

But Joseph Malby struck twice and Aaron Nicol once to complete a 3-2 victory as Gayton joined Earsham and two other teams level at the top on 39 points.

Dersingham Rovers Reserves are fifth after their 6-0 demolition of Hellesdon Reserves but only three points adrift of top spot.

Neil Goodbourn grabbed a hat-trick with Dan Pearman, George Rawlings and Aiden Hart doubling that tally.