LYNN & DISTRICT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
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This season’s League Cup took centre stage this week as the group stage got off to a gluttony of goals.
All 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four, with two from each division in each group. The top two from each group, followed by the four best third-placed teams, progress to the last-16. The other eight sides will drop into the Hardy-Sheen Cup.
Sutton St James, fresh from their first point of the season last week, entertained Division Two new boys Three Holes in a Lincs/Cambs battle at the Fred Hoyles. In a closely contested game Holes will be the happier side with the 1-1 score line. Stu Easey scored for Sutton; Dan Cowell for Three Holes.
Old White Bell v Necton was called off with Bell unable to field a side.
Chilvers made an emphatic start with a 20-1 win over Division Two side Tydd St. Mary. Ryan Brothwell scored for Tydd, but it was nowhere near enough as Chilvers scored through Danny Jezeph 6, James Tricks 4, Joe Jackson 3, Jack Johnson 2, Billy Smith 2, Ben Oliver, Liam Bowley and Jordan Chapman. Credit to Tydd, who never gave up throughout.
England’s Hope made an equally impressive start, notching up a 13-0 win over a depleted CSKA Reserves. Goals: Joe Whyborn 4, Michael Chow 3, Ben Jimson 2, Sam Whyborn 2, Justin Uddin and Ryan Peacock.
Shouldham pushed Burt FC all the way as they belied their Division Two status, but it was Division One Burt who emerged victorious, 5-4.
Shouldham nearly caused an upset but goals from Kristian Rigg, Joe Ellis, Ollie Holmes, Lee Dix and Shaun Giles. No scorers sent in by Shouldham.
Dersingham ran riot on MacMillan, winning 8-0. Timmy Pepper nabbed a hat-trick with other goals coming from Sean Ely 2, Harry Nash, Luke Biles and Martin Herbert.
CR Eastern caused the only upset of the day as they beat higher level Tilney Green Lions 5-4 away from home. Evaldes Pinelis, Jason Chilton, Adam Key and Ricky Papworth all notched for Tilney; Ashley Prosper 2, Shane Grimes, Brandon Wilmore and Paul Morrell for CR Eastern.
FANG top the group after a composed 6-1 win over Heacham. Dan Thiel-Ford led the way with five with Alex Oughton notching the other.
Ryan Mellor scored for Heacham.
Flitcham had a resounding 9-0 win over CSKA Young Boys. James Brennock a treble, with Connor Parnell scoring twice. Dan Blackmuir, Simon Clarke, Danny Child and Stephen Pearson scored the others.
West Lynn sit second after a tough 3-1 win over March Saracens. Jordan Mason scored for Saracens but goals from Will Goodburn, Gary Halliday and Dean Twaite-Smith sealed the win.
West Winch William Burt FC (different side to Burt FC!) made their belated bow in this season’s competition after joining late and were on the wrong end of a 19-0 score line.
CSKA 1st’s emphasised their quality, scoring through Joe Woods 5, Jess Hemmings 3, Arron McKenna 3 and Jack Newman 3.
Clenchwarton were made to earn their 7-3 win over an improving Elm side. Elm led 3-2 halfway through the second half, having scored through Anth Horn, Richard Hunt and Kensey Carter. Clenchwarton ensured they avoided an upset, thanks to goals from Adam Mason 3, Dan Chapman 3 and Olly Cox.