Novus North West Norfolk League
Denver 1 South Creake 2
The top of the table clash was decided five minutes from the end when a South Creake shot squirmed out of Denver keeper Nick Martin’s hands and was deemed to be over the line by the referee from fully 30 yards without consulting his assistant.
Darren Thorpe picked up Denver’s first card of the season when he was cautioned for leading the home side’s protests and South Creake had a player harshly sent off in the frantic finish that ensued.
The visitors had taken the lead after 14 minutes when Denver failed to defend a long throw-in but Matthew Wolfe levelled matters with his 12th goal of the season and Matty Willis looked to have given the home side the lead only for his effort to be ruled offside.
From then on both defences dominated and the game appeared to be heading for the draw that the two teams deserved before that bizarre late twist.
W Lynn 1 Bishops Lynn 2
Goal scorers for Bishops were Paul Davies and Adam Mason; Bishops MoM: Wayne Mitchell.
This puts Bishops Lynn into fourth spot and West Lynn into eighth.
Dersingham Rovers 6 Denver 2
This turned out to be a closer game than the result shows with a combination of the home side putting in their worst performance of the season and a very spirited effort by the visitors.
Rovers started poorly and soon found themselves a goal down.
But to their credit Dersingham Rovers went into half-time ahead with goals from Noah Handley and Ben Welch.
The second half was a scrappy affair with Rovers scoring four more goals from Welch, Will Woodhouse (2) and Jack Hazel, with Denver managing a second.
Rovers must up their game and work rate with several big games coming up and get back into their normal playing style.
Geoffrey Collings & Co man of the match: Mick Daniels, another superb display with the whistle in his own unique style which was appreciated by both sets of managers.