Hope win battle of Fens and potential King’s Lynn League title decider

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In a preview of the League Cup final, England’s Hope took on CSKA FC.

It was billed as a potential title decider as CSKA have refused to give in on the title race, but for the second time this season Hope came away victors by just a goal, this time 1-0.

Ricky Gunns proved to be the difference and this result leaves Hope just seven points from the title.

Chilvers kept tabs on Hope with a hard-fought 7-3 win over a very dogged Clenchwarton side. Chilvers showed their clinical side, racing into a 3-0 lead before Clenchwarton threatened the upset of the season by clawing it back to 3-2.

Chilvers went up a notch and eventually powered away. Joe Jackson 3, Alan Cook 2, Danny Jezeph and Ash Keegan scored the important goals with Billy Russell, Adam Mason and Dan Chapman scoring for Victory, whose Rob Framingham was their man of the match.

FANG travelled out to the Royal Estate to take on Flitcham and came away 0-3 victors. James Ringwood, Shaun Dickerson and Lewis Osborn grabbed the goals.

Old White Bell made the long trip up the A10 to take on West Lynn and after their 2-1 win, West Lynn leapfrogged Old White Bell into sixth place. Gary Halliday and Josh Ridsdill scored for West Lynn.


MacMillan slipped up in the title race, which is still being competed for by four teams, with a 1-1 away draw at March Saracens. Daniel Cassidy scored for March.

The bottom two sides, Three Holes and William Burt, met in West Winch and played out a very competitive game.

Both teams were gunning for the win that would go some way to help them avoiding the wooden spoon. Twice Burt pegged Holes back before two late goals gave Holes an important win. Matty Gollands and Travis Mortimer equalised for Burt but an own goal, Dan Hempson, Jack Dougal and Dan Cowell ensured Three Holes took their first away win of the season.

Elm remain top after a solid 2-0 away win over Shouldham. Richard Hunt and Jordan Jolly scored the goals.

Heacham stay in contention and in pole position, taking into account games in hand, in the title race after a very slender 2-1 win away at Necton. Andrew Westhorpe scored for Necton but the points were won by Scott Deadman and Tom Hawkins.

In a preview of the Hardy Sheen Cup final, Tydd took on CSKA Young Boys who took the first round with a 3-2 win. Tydd raced into a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Maybe it was complacency or a heroic comeback, but Young Boys claimed the points with an injury time winner! Young Boys goals: Tom Brazil and Claudio Cerquiero 2.

Cup final days on right.