Novus North West Norfolk League
Denver 1 Upwell A 0
League leaders Denver posted a fourth clean sheet in a row as they recorded a vital victory in a tense encounter against their fellow title hopefuls.
The Denver defence, brilliantly marshalled by PKS Construction/Morris Armitage MoM Darren Thorpe, laid the foundations for the win by keeping the normally high-scoring Upwell attack goalless for the first time this season.
The only goal, in the 83rd minute, was well worthy of deciding such an important match as a Thorpe clearance was superbly directed to the left wing by Jamie Plummer where Callum Cottey’s perfect low driven cross was coolly slotted home by Matthew Wolfe for his 20th goal of the season.
Denver have another massive game tomorrow (26) when they travel to second-placed South Creake for a fixture that will have a huge bearing on the destination of the title.
Mid Norfolk Youth League U14
Dersingham Rovers 7 Reffley 1
Dersingham progressed to the final of the league cup following a professional performance which resulted in a comfortable victory.
Rovers started well and attacked from the first whistle, and despite missing a few early chances soon found themselves in front. They continued to press for the rest of the first half and were 3-0 up.
The second half started a little more evenly and Reffley scored first but this only seem to wake the home side up who went on the attack again to score four more goals.
Rovers scorers: Ben Welch (4), Cairan O’Bien (2) and Cam Smeaton.
This was an excellent performance by Rovers who have worked hard all year.
Geoffrey Collings & Co man of the match: Cairan O’Brien who never stopped running and battling and capped his performance off with two fine goals.