Congratulations go to Wroxham on reaching the quarter finals of the FA Vase by beating Stowmarket Town 2-0 in front of a crowd of 1.041. The League is proud of both teams and it’s a shame one of them had to go out of the competition. They meet again next Saturday at the same venue in the league.
Wroxham are joined in Monday’s quarter final draw by Plymouth Parkway, Bitton (both Western League), Hebburn, Consett (both Northern League), Corinthian (Southern Counties East), Leighton Town (Spartan South Midlands) and Atherstone Town or Worcester City (Midland League).
Meanwhile in the League Norwich United moved up to second place in the Premier Division after a goal just before half time from Harry Barker was enough to give them a 1-0 victory at Kirkley & Pakefield. Newmarket Town lost 3-1 at home to Woodbridge Town, for whom Carlos Edwards scored twice from the penalty spot, and Stanway Rovers were held 1-1 at Haverhill Rovers.
Ely City were the big winners at the bottom of the Premier Division, beating fellow strugglers Gorleston 4-1. Nobody else in the bottom 5 gained a point. Hadleigh United fell to a 2-1 defeat at Whitton United after Jacob Lay scored an injury time winner to extend his side’s unbeaten run to 10 games. Walsham le Willows crashed 5-0 at Long Melford and Thetford Town fell 3-1 at Godmanchester Rovers.
First Division North leaders Mulbarton Wanderers needed an injury time penalty from substitute Tom Amis to beat the team that had been second in the table, Downham Town. Lakenheath took over from Downham following an important 1-0 win at Ipswich Wanderers. There were also wins for Norwich CBS, March Town United and Fakenham Town.
Biggest win of the day was Sheringham‘s 8-0 win at Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves, the third time in 5 games that the Seasiders have shipped 8 goals. Other big scorers were AFC Sudbury Reserves, who beat Wisbech St Mary 7-2, the second consecutive Saturday that the Academy side have scored 7.
First Division South leaders White Ensign beat bottom side Fire United 5-0 to record their ninth consecutive victory. It was Fire’s first outing for 9 weeks. Second placed Little Oakley had a crucial win at home to Coggeshall United with Jordan Heath scoring the only goal on the stroke of half time. The two teams meet again next Saturday. With Holland held 1-1 by Benfleet, Halstead Town moved back in to the promotion slots after winning 1-0 at Burnham Ramblers.