FOOTBALL: Reigning Division Two champions Hunstanton took advantage of morning leaders Birchwood’s defeat to move top of the early UK Van Solutions North West Norfolk League Division One table.
A goal from Wesley Auker was enough to see off AFC Walpole, while new boys Dersingham Rovers were also leapfrogging Birchwood with a 3-2 win at River Lane.
Liam Broadley, Ashley Fountain and Zac Fountain earned Rovers a 3-1 half-time lead and they hung to make it two wins out of two.
Paul Phillips and Dan Smith found the net for Birchwood.
Also boasting a 100 per cent record are King’s Lynn Town A. Luke Johnson was their scorer in a single-goal win over Snettisham. Lynn’s mixture of youth and experience blended well and their 3G pitch proved to be a problematic 12th man for the visitors, who found it hard to come to terms with.
Although the whole Snettisham team put in a good shift, goalkeeper Kieran O’Grady won their man of the match award.
After three straight defeats, Denver bounced back to chalk up their first points of the campaign, beating Heacham Reserves 3-0.
Andrew Carter, Ross Lockwood and Bobby Sheets were the scorers.
The Woottons and Dersingham Reserves both boast perfect records in Division Two. The Woottons are top with a superior goal difference of just one, thanks to a 6-3 win over Gayton A.
Alfie Brindle weighed in with a hat-trick and Thomas Hillard grabbed a brace with Daniel Berry also on the scoresheet. Chris Smith got two of Gayton’s replies.
Substitutes Chris Freeman and Chris Masters were the heroes for Dersingham in their 2-1 win over Watlington SSC. Tom Peel netted for the visitors.
A seven-goal thriller at Clenchwarton went in favour of visitors Marshland Saints by the odd goal. Eddie McGahren notched a treble with Toby Killingsworth striking what proved to be the decider. Jordan Davies, Paul Stone and Connor Pullen scored for the hosts.
Carl Meek scored three of Docking Rangers goals in their 4-1 win against Reffley. Ricky Ramshaw also struck as the hosts chalked up their first win.
Ingoldisthorpe Reserves also picked up their first win of the season with Lewis Jeavons and an opponent scoring in a 2-0 success against West Lynn 0.
Tristran Harley was man of the match for Division Three leaders West Winch as they won their fourth game in a row, seeing off Hungate Rovers 3-2. Jay Branham, Jordan Chapman and Mark Whaley were the visitors’ marksmen with Ben Garner and Jack Whyborn responding.
Terrington Tigers Reserves’ winning start to the campaign ended with a 3-2 defeat at home to The Woottons Reserves, who have won both their games so far.
Ellis Boxall and Thomas Stone found the net for the home side, who led 1-0 at half-time.
Sean Tipper scored for Hunstanton Town but it was not enough to evade defeat at FC International Reserves, who chalked up their first three points of the season.
Heacham Social Club and Castle Rising both got off the mark with their first point, sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Chris Girdlestone struck for the hosts with Jack Rake on target for Rising.
River Lane Rangers fell to the bottom of the table after a 3-1 defeat at home to South Creake.
Joel Wille was their scorer with Paul Pierce 2 and Ryan Hugo registering for Creake.
Craig Warnes and Ben Paull found the net for Castle Acre Swifts Reserves against UEA A in the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League Junior League Cup but were on the wrong side of a five-goal match.
Narborough Reserves were beaten 3-1 at home by Sprowston Athletic Reserves in Division Three.