FOOTBALL: CSKA Emneth are leading the race for the mid-season split in the Walker Construction King’s Lynn Sunday League.
With the top five teams being promoted to form a top division, CSKA are in top spot after chalking up their fourth win in four games to maintain the only remaining 100 per cent record.
Although it was West Lynn Athletic’s home match, the game was held in the cage at the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech.
Looking for their first point of the season, it was always going to be an uphill climb for Athletic against in-form CSKA.
Despite a hard-working effort from Athletic, CSKA scored at regular intervals to chalk up a season’s best 12-0 victory.
A hat-trick from Jake Miller and braces from Jack Rawson, Scott Wylie and Luke Pearson with additional goals from Max Matless, Dave Abbott and Jason Day secured the points.
Second-placed CSKA Reserves travelled to Kingsway to play a strong Chilvers team.
With both teams looking for top five finishes, it was no surprise that the game ended with a point apiece, despite the Reserves being under pressure for long periods of the second half.
Nathan Watson scored a 40 -yard free kick and Harry Griffin added another to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.
Chilvers rallied and goals from Ryan Juby and Dylan Edge drew the game level before the Reserves goalkeeper Aaron Watson made a superb penalty save with minutes to go to hold on for a point.
Shouldham remain third after a 3-3 draw at Ingoldisthorpe.
The hosts raced into a 2-0 lead through Kyle Hitchcock and Ben English, straight from a corner.
John Murphy pulled one back from the spot and in an entertaining second half, Shouldham added two more to go 3-2 ahead courtesy of Adam Mason and Darren Street.
Ingoldisthorpe fought hard for the next goal, which eventually came from Daniel Kerry.
Both teams could have won it in the last few minutes – Connor Walker headed just wide for Ingoldisthorpe and at the other end Jamie Smalley made a superb save.
England’s Hope are up to fourth thanks to a 6-2 win against Southery ASA, despite having been 2-0 down.
Goals from Matty Weeds and Callum Clark put Southery into the driving seat but the reigning champions fought back to take control with four goals from Harry Brundle and one each from Joe Whyborn and Michael Chow.