Alive West Norfolk’s walking football group are looking magnificent in their new playing shirts, sponsored by Double G Clothing. They are enjoying life in the Norfolk o50s League. Back, from left: Mick Howlett, Chris Hoddy, Andy Osborne, Mark Steele, Brian Booth, Mark Arend, Grahame Ridsdill. Front: Peter Crome, David Ward, Phil Pottle, Chris Ashman and Chris Bradford. Absentees: Ken Hubbard and Dave Ilsley.Picture: IAN BURT.

FOOTBALL: Watlington must wait another week for the chance to put their name on the MG Building Maintenance North West Norfolk League title silverware after falling to their first league defeat since September 2020.

KLSC kept alive their hopes of top spot with a 4-0 win at Church Road, courtesy of goals from Thomas Harwood, Callum McDermid, Thomas Wagg and an opponent. That puts them six points behind the leaders from one game fewer, with three still to play. The pair meet again in the Division One Cup final at Fakenham on May 6.

Saturday’s other Division One match saw Michael Wood’s goal enough to secure the points for Docking Rangers at Marshland Saints.

On Wednesday, Birchwood were 2-1 winners at Denver.

It was as you were in Division Two on Saturday, where Ingoldisthorpe maintained a single-point lead over Reffley with a 5-2 victory at third-placed Castle Rising.

Reffley kept up the pressure with a 4-2 success at KLSC Reserves and, on Wednesday stole a march on their rivals with a 9-1 win against The Woottons to go two points ahead, albeit from two games more. 

Elsewhere, Terrington Tigers enjoyed a 4-0 derby win over Clenchwarton on Saturday thanks to a brace from Kodie Turvey and goals from Ellis Boxall and Callum Hawes but four days later fell 2-0 at West Winch William Burt. 

Wednesday saw Clenchwarton bounce back, winning 3-0 at Castle Rising. 

Watlington Reserves beat Weeting Saxon 1-0 and Dersingham Development beat KLSC Reserves 1-0 to complete the midweek action.

In Division Three, Charlie Royle warmed up for tomorrow’s Norfolk County FA Primary Cup semi-final with all four goals for AFC Lynn Napier Reserves in a 4-1 win against Ingoldisthorpe Reserves. Anthony Rice struck in the first half for the visitors.

Tomorrow Nap welcome Costessey Sports Reserves to St Germans for a place in the final against Sprowston A or Weasenham at the FDC Arena in Norwich on Monday, May 16.

Terrington Reserves were 5-1 victors at West Winch William Burt Reserves with Thomas Nunn 2, Harry Bennett, Wayne Mitchell and Bradley Rix on the scoresheet.

KLSC A fell to the odd-goal-in-three at home to Marshland Reserves despite a fifth-minute goal from Jake Smith. Joe Elliott and Frankie Wright struck for the visitors.

Castle Acre Swifts Reserves suffered two 1-0 home defeats in Division One of the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League, the bottom-placed team going down to Watton Reserves on Saturday and UEA A on Tuesday.

Champions Feltwell United also conceded one goal against Hockering but had no trouble in hammering home five of their own thanks to a treble from Charlie Stroud to go with others from Aaron Keaney and Nathan Wright.

Northwold grabbed a nap-hand of their own on Tuesday in Division Four, romping to a 5-0 winning verdict at Easton A.

CSKA Emneth were guaranteed to lift the Spalding Sunday League John Chappell Shield after the club’s two teams met in the final. The honours went to the first team 4-0, with goals from Toby Allen 2, Ryan Dennis and Max Mattless seeing off the Reserves.