Gold Omotayo rises to head his first competitive goal for King’s Lynn Town. See report opposite. Picture: IAN BURT.

FOOTBALL: Penalties were to the fore in the first round of the Norfolk County FA Junior Cup, where three of the ties involving West Norfolk side went to spot-kick shoot-outs.

Marshland Saints held their nerve to see off Yelverton 7-6 from the spot, after the sides had shared a 2-2 draw.

It was not such good news for KLSC, who went out 4-1 after drawing 2-2 with Freethorpe, while an all-North West Norfolk League clash saw Heacham Reserves progress 4-2 after drawing 1-1 at AFC Lynn Napier. 

Another West Norfolk derby was decided in 90 minutes, with Anglian Combination side Dersingham Rovers beating Central & South Norfolk League visitors Feltwell United 4-2. 

Castle Acre Swifts are also through after opponents Gorleston A conceded their tie but it was the end of the road for Upwell Town, who lost 3-1 at Reepham Town, and Watlington S&SC, who went down 3-2 at home to Aylsham Reserves. 

Only two games were played in Division One of the MG Building Maintenance North West Norfolk League and both went 2-1 in favour of the visitors.

Snettisham’s Mark Sainty capped a fine performance with a goal but Docking scored twice to take the game. Josh Deadman was Snettisham’s man of the match, although Kelvin Kerr rolled back the years to play his part in a game well handled by referee Ray Venimore.

All the goals came in the second half at Gayton United A, where Dane Hipkin and Obie Howe struck to give Dersingham Rovers Reserves the points.

West Winch William Burt were the day’s top scorers, rattling up an 11-1 win over The Woottons in Division Two with nine players on the scoresheet.

Ingoldisthorpe remain top, courtesy of a 7-0 win at Weeting Saxon. Reffley are second, a hat-trick from Leighton Boughen helping them match the leaders’ goal difference with an 8-1 win over Clenchwarton. 

Elsewhere, Matthew Pearson got a treble in Castle Rising’s 4-1 win over Watlington Reserves, while Thomas Wicklen got the only goal of the game to earn Dersingham Development victory over Heacham Social Club. 

The top two teams in Division Three both won 5-2; leaders AFC Lynn Napier Reserves at Upwell Reserves, and Runcton Holme against Weeting Reserves, where Robert Addis got a hat-trick.

A second-half goal from Kenzie Corbett was all it took to give Terrington Reserves the points at Docking Development.

Ingoldisthorpe Reserves saw off Marshland Reserves 3-0 and KLSC A beat West Winch Reserves 2-0. 

In Division One of the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League Curtis Head’s strike secured victory for Castle Acre Reserves against Hockering.