Dersingham Reserves progress in Norfolk Primary Cup
Dersingham Reserves began their Norfolk FA Primary Cup campaign with a 2-1 home victory over Northwold FC.
Dersingham will be looking to repeat their run in the competition from the 2019/20 season which saw them reach the COVID-affected final which was unfortunately cancelled.
Clenchwarton and Reffley Reserves also picked up victories in the competition.
There was also three Division One league fixtures take place, which included a closely contested 5-3 away victory for Heacham Reserves at Birchwood.
Ahmed Rhaouti (Heacham and Bradley Wilson (Birchwood) each claimed a double for their respected teams.
Denver picked up their first three points of the season with a 5-0 drubbing over Reffley; Nathan Powley, Matthew Wolfe and Callum Cottey amongst the scorers.
Another team who picked up their first league win of the season are Snettisham.
They hosted Gayton A, and two-headed goals from the experienced Mark Sainty was enough to claim the three points.
Division Two was a story of away victories, as all four games were won by the visitors.
Two goals from Arron Raven helped Docking to a 3-0 win at Dersingham Development.
AFC Lynn Napier Reserves bounced back from last week’s crushing to claim a 5-1 win at Ingoldisthorpe; Anthony Carlton taking the headlines with a hat-trick.
West Winch hosted a strong Upwell Town side, with the visitors coming away 6-2 winners.
However, Watlington have now scored 19 goals in their last two matches as they ran out 8-5 winners over a spirited Terrington side.
Dan Harpley, Josh Ford and Thomas Stone all managed to claim a hat-trick for their teams.
In Division Three, Docking Rangers defeated Terrington Reserves 6-4 with club legend, Carl Meek, registering two goals for the Maroons.
Marshlands Reserves and KLSC FC Reserves played out a 4- 4 draw, less their 24 hours after their first teams had contested the Division Two League Cup final.
There was also wins for Ingoldisthorpe reserves and Reffley reserves in their respected fixtures.
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Snettisham 2 Gayton 0
Snettisham’s manager Liam Kerr managed his weakened squad to great effect.
Two pinpointed headers from the veteran Mark Sainty clinched the match.
It was a great game of football from both sides and it was well controlled by the referee, Andrew Cornwall.
The Man-of-the-Match was the youngest player on the pitch, Luke Thomason.
n See pages 60 and 61 for League Cup final report.