Novus North West Norfolk League
Springwood 1 Denver 3
Despite missing three key players, Denver came from behind to record their third victory of the season over Springwood and kept very much alive their title-winning ambitions.
The home side took the lead after 19 minutes when Ben Young was adjudged to have handled in the area. Denver keeper Nick Martin saved the penalty brilliantly but was unable to prevent the taker scoring from the rebound.
The visitors equalised on the half-hour when Liam Oliver and Matty Willis combined to set up Matthew Wolfe for his 13th goal of the season.
Denver took the lead after 68 minutes through a Danny Brooks penalty and Willis wrapped up an important win with five minutes remaining.
Makeshift centre back Jamie Plummer just edged out fellow defenders Liam Oliver and Darren Thorpe as PKS Construction/Morris Armitage Denver MoM.
South Creake 14 12 1 1 37
Upwell A 14 12 1 1 37
Denver 14 11 1 2 34
Springwood 15 8 1 6 25
Heacham A 13 6 2 5 20
Watlington Res 14 6 2 6 20
Woottons Res 14 5 4 5 19
Birchwood Res 16 6 0 10 18
Pentney 15 5 1 9 16
Hungate 18 2 1 15 7
Hunstanton Res 15 1 0 14 3
Youth League U14
Denver 1 Dersingham Rovers 12
Despite the score line, Denver must take a lot of credit for their performance, never giving up and battling to the end.
The home side’s keeper made several excellent saves. Rovers started the game determined to put last week’s defeat behind them, and Welch scored early to settle Rovers down. During the first half the away side scored at regular intervals to go in at 6-0 at half-time.
Despite making a few positional changes in the second half, Dersingham controlled the game and scored another six goals with Denver scoring a fine goal in reply.
Scorers for Dersingham were Ben Welch (7), Cam Smeaton (3), Will Woodhouse and Jack Hazel.
Another good team performance from Rovers who look strong in all departments but must still cut out the silly errors.
Geoffrey Collings & Co man of the match: Cam Smeaton. Another strong performance in midfield combined with his first-ever hat-trick.