Leathes Prior Veterans League Update: Match Day 5


Welcome to the latest round-up of the Leathes Prior Veterans League. There have been plenty of goals since the last update, so let’s get straight into the action.


There was just 1 game this week in the Premiership with Horsford recording their 3rd win of the season with a 2-0 win over Attleborough Town to move up to 4th. David Coyle continued his good scoring form since joining the club with a brace to move onto 4 for the season in just 3 games. Attleborough drop below Horsford into 5th place after their 3rd defeat of the season.


Thetford moved 2 points clear at the top of the table with a thumping 9-0 win over North Walsham Town. There were hattrick’ s from Mark Fowler and Karl Pask with further goals from Robert Johnson, Martin French and Trevor Pitchford. Thetford have now scored an incredible 27 in just 4 games whilst conceding just 4. 2nd placed Scole travelled to Sole & Heel and came away with a 3-1 win. Goals from Simon Bartram, Michael Earrye and Graham Ruddock secured their 3rd win of the season. Sole & Heel drop to 4th after that defeat. Wymondham and Wensum played out a 4-4 draw which sees both teams remain in 5th and 8th respectively. Easton St Faiths kept their good form going with a 4-2 win over Unthank Arms to move up to 3rd place. Roy Bevis and Tim Wickham were both on the scoresheet with 2 each. Peter Marron did score twice for Unthank Arms but it wasn’t enough as they remain in 7th place.


The Cottage secured back to back wins with a 12-1 win over bottom side Harts. The pick of the goals came from Matthew Brown and Ian Whalebelly as they both scored hattricks with Osa Odeh grabbing a brace. Cringleford Old Boys have gone about their business quietly as they secured a 3rd straight win to move up to 2nd with a 5-1 win over Costessey Sports. A brace from the bench for John McCluskey with Mark Greengrass, Shane Dewing and Bob Kett-Brodie all scoring one a piece secured the win to leave their side 3 points behind the leaders. Swaffham secured a league double over Necton with another 4-2 win over them and they also moved off the bottom of the table. There were 4 scorers with Andrew Wilkins, Keith Rix, Bryan Banham and Jon Dorling all getting on the scoresheet. Mattishall Wanderers and Mundford Exiles were involved in a 6 goal thriller which ended 3-3. Scott West scored a brace with Gavin Bland scoring the 3rd for Mattishall Wanderers whilst for Mundford Stephen Bowles scored a double with Neal Barrett also getting on the scoresheet. Mattishall now move up to 3rd whilst Mundford move up to 5th.


Sheringham continued their incredible start by beating Hethersett Athletic 9-1. Paul Massingham kept his brilliant run going by scoring 3 along with braces from Simon Robinson and Gareth Sanderson. They have now scored an astonishing 39 in just 4 games! Hethersett did bounce back from that defeat with a 4-0 win over Erpingham United to move off the bottom into 4th place. Morley & Deopham won their 3rd game of the season with a 3-1 win over Newsman Valhalla. David Darkins scored twice with Philip Mercer adding a 3rd which moves the team up to 2nd place. Newsman Valhalla remain bottom after their 2nd defeat in 3 games.

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