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Birchwood the big winners in latest round of matches in North West Norfolk Football League

North West Norfolk Football League

The 2021/2022 football season is now well under way in West Norfolk and Division One has started in competitive fashion.

Heacham Reserves and Watlington currently lead the way with 11 and 10 points respectively, but just three points separate the teams from 3rd down to 11th.

Saturday saw Birchwood as the big winners as they defeated a resilient Gayton A team 10-4; Sean Wilson and Dan Kerry were amongst the scorers.

League award (52012910)
League award (52012910)

The local derby between Snettisham and league leaders Heacham Reserves ended with the Magpies winning 7-2.

Goals from Bradley Foxwell and Dave Abbott ensured that Marshland Saints were able to claim a 4-3 win at at Denver after being behind at the break.

Watlington FC, who were promoted from Division Two last season, have made a great start to the season, and currently occupy second spot in the league.

They continued their fine start with a 4-2 home win over Dersingham Reserves.

Finally in the top flight, Upwell Town finished the game with nine players but managed to hang on for a 3-3 draw with KLSC FC.

Division Two sees Ingoldisthorpe as the early front runners with 15 points from five games.

They confidently beat basement boys The Woottons 8-1, with Shakur Casaleiro claiming a hat-trick.

Two other teams found the net on eight occasions, Clenchwarton and Reffley, both ran riot away to Heacham Social Club and Weeting respectively.

The most competitive game was found at Docking as their Reserves came from behind on several occasions to draw with a strong Terrington team; Michael Wood and Jordan Davies each managed to claim a brace for their teams.

AFC Lynn Reserves and new side, Runcton Holme, both lead the way in Division Three but neither were in action this weekend.

Reserve sides from Terrington and West Winch failed to join the league leaders on nine points, as they drew two goals apiece at the Memorial Field.

Elsewhere, Marshland Reserves and Ingoldisthorpe Reserves both claimed their first wins of the season over Weeting Reserves and Docking Development.

Finally, chairman Andrew Dix and vice-chairman James Pollard, pictured, were privileged to be invited to the NCFA 2020/2021 Grassroots awards night.

They were finally able to collect the 2020 League of the Year award, and Dix was presented with his 10 Year Long service award.

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