FOOTBALL: KLSC have been crowned MG Building Maintenance North West Norfolk League champions, despite going into last night’s final match of the season still needing three points to finish top of the table.
However, scheduled opponents Denver called off, gifting KLSC victory and allowing them to join Watlington Sports & Social Club at the top of the table, level on 46 points, but with a far superior goal difference to snatch the title glory.
Both the top two teams are expected to step up into the Anglian Combination for the 2022/23 season.
In Division Two, the top two finished their seasons by going head-to-head at champions Ingoldisthorpe on Wednesday.
It was the top dogs who completed a 100 per cent record with a 4-2 victory over Reffley.
Joe Collison scored four times as Dersingham Rovers Development chalked up a 5-1 win at West Winch William Burt on Saturday. Elliott Wilson got the other one with Ryan Mott getting a second-half consolation for Winch. On Tuesday, Rovers saw off Clenchwarton to climb a place in the final table.
Clenchwarton had drawn 2-2 with Castle Rising on Saturday thanks to a brace from Connor Jackson. Jack Rake and James Manning netted for Rising.
Most of this season’s remaining action centres on the George Graver and Charlie Day Cups.
In the senior Graver competition, James Boyden, Ben Coe, Ahmed Rhaouti and Josh Winner found the net for Heacham Reserves in a 4-1 win against Ingoldisthorpe. Max Andrews struck for the Division Two champions.
Daniel Briggs 2, Ellis Boxall and Luke Reed were on the scoresheet for Terrington Tigers in their 4-1 win at Weeting Saxon.
Jake Fenn and Harry Morton earned Watlington a 2-2 draw at Marshland Saints before goalkeeper James Dougal took centre stage in the penalty shoot-out – see Page 75. Bradley Foxwell and Callum Rogers were the Saints’ hit men.
League champions KLSC’s hopes of adding more silverware were dashed with a 3-1 defeat at Upwell Town, where Sam Cubberley 2 and Jamie Leet struck for the hosts. KLSC’s Thomas Wagg weighed in with his 51st goal of the season.
The contest for Charlie Day honours is a round ahead with Upwell Reserves booking their semi-final slot courtesy of a pair apiece from Kieran Hamilton and Ricky Melton in a 4-1 win against West Winch Reserves but they lost Daniel Western to an 86th-minute red card. Dave Manser replied.
James Senter, Lewis Tighe and Luke Venny scored to complete a double for Watlington over Marshland with the clubs’ reserve teams also paired up. Harvey Pearce replied in the Saints’ 3-1 defeat.
AFC Lynn Napier Reserves warmed up for Monday’s Norfolk County FA Primary Cup final with a 7-3 demolition of KLSC Reserves.
Dates have been set for the finals and both will be played at Heacham. The Charlie Day Cup is on Friday, May 27, 6.30pm, with the George Graver Cup final taking place the following afternoon, 2.30pm.