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With a record now standing at 10 wins from 10 played, England’s Hope are confirmed as deserved Division One champions for the first time ever, writes Rob Bunting.
They have two games left to create the first ever perfect season.
They claimed the title in style beating Burt 4-2 at River Lane. Sam Hewitt and Alex Forth scored for Burt as they threatened to ruin the party, but Sam Whyborn 2, Michael Chow and Buster Hunt secured the maiden title for Hope.
FANG secured their highest ever finish with runners-up spot guaranteed after beating nearest challengers Chilvers in a thriller, 4-6.
Chilvers: Ashley Keegan, Aaron Proctor, Jack Johnson and Daniel Bush; FANG: Steve Asprey, Jo Malby 2 and a Ryan Juby hat-trick.
Sutton St James, in their first-ever season, claimed the Division Two title with an impressive 2-0 win over a resurgent Tilney Green Lions.
Adam Groves and Ash Godfrey scored the important goals to win the title.
Sutton are still on course for a historic treble with two finals still to go.
Flitcham Bell confirmed their promotion to Division One by securing runners-up spot after a late and controversial 3-2 win over Wisbech Social.
With the game tied at 2-2, Flitcham found the winner with two minutes remaining, despite a suspicion of offside.
Richard Hunt scored twice for Social as they look to avoid relegation, but their hearts were broken by goals from Connor Parnell, Lee Godsell and Dean Taylor.
CR Eastern, back playing at home after a long period away, left it late to beat Farmers Arms. With the game scoreless with 15 minutes to go, CR Eastern opened the scoring, and with it, the floodgates. They romped to a 4-0 win, despite Farmers hitting the post and bar numerous times, through Travis Toll 2, Curtis Morais and Shane Grimes.
This time last week the title was in West Lynn’s hands, but now the momentum has well and truly swung in Dersingham’s favour after West Lynn found themselves on the wrong end of a 0-4 scoreline against River Lane.
West Lynn remain joint top level on points, but with a far inferior goal difference, giving away 12 goals to Dersingham.
That said, River Lane turned in a very impressive performance to beat them by such a scoreline and credit to them. They scored through James Nelson 2, Kai Neeve and Josh Bywater.
Dersingham’s 12-goal winning margin last week now looks set to be the difference as they took advantage of West Lynn’s surprise defeat and took top spot after beating Elm 0-5.
Dersingham’s heroes on the day were Anton Ely 2, Robbie Palmer, Kieran O’Grady and Nathan Mitchell.
There are two games left for both West Lynn and Dersingham, level on points. Game on!
There was a goal scoring masterclass at Southery as Horsepigs Reserves snuffed out Heacham Reserves 4-3 in an end-to-end affair.
George Patience certainly did his bit for Heacham with a three-piece, but it wasn’t enough as Aaron Hodson 2, Matt Weeds and Matt Willis replied.