Murphy’s score as King’s Lynn League battle of ’Bells is a ding-dong affair

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KING’S LYNN & DISTRICT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE

John Murphy extended his lead in the scoring charts with a brace in a ding-dong affair in a battle of the ‘Bells.

Old White Bell and Flitcham Bell faced off in Southery and it was that man again, Murphy, who led the way for Old White with two goals.

Marcus Cumberbatch also scored twice, with Robbie Eves bagging the fifth.

Flitcham pushed them all the way before succumbing 5-3 with Connor Parnell, Ashley Woodhouse and Ross Woodhouse scoring for them.

Tilney become the latest victims of the unstoppable force that is England’s Hope FC, but not without putting up a brave fight.

Many teams will get beaten by a lot more by Hope this year but Tilney battled hard to restrict Hope to a 3-1 win.

Gavin Cooper scored for Tilney but a Joe Whyborn brace and a Michael Chow strike sealed another league win. Hope’s record over the last two seasons now reads played 19, won 19.

FANG took advantage of Chilvers’ week off to extend the gap between themselves in second and Chilvers in third to six points, with a 4-0 away win over Clenchwarton.

Joseph Malby bagged twice with goals for James Ringwood and debutant Robbie Palmer.

West Lynn beat Sutton St James 3-0, but that didn’t tell the whole story. Sutton played with nine men and held West Lynn for 75 gallant minutes before their defence was finally breached.

West Lynn put the game to bed with goals from Alec Wilkinson 2 and George Edwards.

Dersingham made the long trek out to Wisbech to play CSKA and came away on the wrong side of a 7-1 scoreline.

CSKA moved level on points with Chilvers in joint-third with another confident victory. CSKA’s defensive record is only bettered by England’s Hope in the league so far.

Anton Ely scored for Dersingham but CSKA won the game through Max Mattless 3, Aaron McKenna, Scott Wylie, Jess Hemmings and Jack Watson.

DIVISION TWO

It was a good weekend for CR Eastern who overcame a tricky away game at March as their nearest challengers for the title, Heacham, fell to a defeat at MacMillan.

With the top two going up into Division One and only three points between second and sixth place it’s promising to be an exciting promotion race.

CR Eastern bagged an important three points by winning 4-2. Scorers for CR: Kai Neve, Curtis Morais, Paul Moore and Ashley Prosper; Saracens: Eddie Penteney and Dan Smethurst.

MacMillan continued their good form by beating second placed Heacham 3-1 and this result now means if they win their games in hand, MacMillan can leapfrog Heacham into second place.

George Patience bagged what turned out to be a consolation for Heacham whilst Anthony Melton, Ryan Alexander and Gary Green scored for MacMillan.

Necton remain third, and the division’s top scorers, after an 8-3 win over CSKA Reserves.

Nathan Bailey continues to destroy all before him as the divisional top scorer with a four-goal haul.

Blair Cameron bagged twice with goals also for Jamie Titmarsh and Peter Bailey.

Dave Abbott scored twice with Joe Lee adding a third for CSKA Reserves.

Shouldham keep themselves involved in the promotion race with a 7-0 win over CSKA Young Boys, who battled bravely despite only having nine players.

Jamie Langley notched four times, Dan Harper twice and Rob O’Donnell once.

West Winch William Burt continue to keep plugging away but they came up against a rampant Elm side who won 12-0. Goals: Richard Hunt 5, Anth Horn 3, Kensey Carter 2, Jamie Cobbin and Wayne Beasant.