We take a look at the latest round of Leathes Prior Veterans League fixtures, and with 17 games taking place in the last 2 weeks, there is plenty of action to indulge in to!
Taverham secured two wins in the first two weeks of the
New Year by beating Mulbarton Wanderers 4-2 and
Horsford 2-0. Karl Spurdon scored three of Taverham’s six
goals with Duane Smith, Kirk Bardsley and Daniel Aldridge
also getting on the scoresheet. Taverham now move up to
th and just one point behind 3rd place Tavern Old Boys.
Mulbarton Wanderers got their first win of the season
against Watton United with a 2-0 win. They remain
bottom of the table but have closed the gap to the teams
above them. Cringleford have won 6 out of 6 and were
involved in a 9 goal thriller as they edged out
Attleborough 5-4. Darren Huckerby was the pick of the
scorers as he scored a brace for Cringleford. They are now
5 points clear at the top and have a game in hand on
Quebec in 2nd
. Tavern Old Boys and Quebec Vets played
out a 1-1 draw with Adrian Newby getting on the
scoresheet for Quebec both remain 3rd and 2nd
respectively but couldn’t prevent Cringleford increasing
the gap at the top.
Thetford Town moved to the top of the Championship
table at the expense of Scole with a 4-2 win at home to
Sole & Heel. Steven Davies scored a brace for Thetford
which seals their 5th straight win of the season. Unthank
Arms won just their second game of the season with a 5-4
win against Wymondham Town. Dean Spary scored a
brace for Unthank Arms which keeps them in 7th but they
close the gap to the teams above them to 3 points. Scole
United beat Wensum Albion 3-1 which moved them to
the top of the league until Thetford’s win against Sole &
Heel. A week later Scole and Easton St Faiths played out a
3-3 draw which meant that both teams dropped to 2nd
th respectively. Tim Wickham scored a brace for Easton
which moved him onto 8 for the season. North Walsham
Town secured their first win since September by beating
Wensum Albion 5-2. Christopher Roll scored a hattrick for
North Walsham which moves them up to 5th and just one
point behind 3rd and 4th.
The Cottage maintain their 6 point gap at the top of the
table with a 3-0 win at home to Mundford Exiles. Neil
Burrage scored a brace for The Cottage as they have now
won four on the bounce. Mattishall Wanderers have
moved up to the 3rd place with a 3-1 away win against
Costessey Sports. Gavin Bland scored twice with Scott
West adding a third as the win sees Costessey drop to 4th
Cringleford bounced back from their defeat against
Cottage with a 3-0 win at Swaffham Town. John
McCluskey, Joao Cardoso and Stuart Tottle all scored one
each to secure their 4th win of the season.
Sheringham kept their winning run going as they beat East
Harling 4-0. Gareth Sanderson and Ben Smith were the
pick of the scorers as they moved nine points clear.
Morley & Deophams 1-0 win against Erpingham United
cut the gap back to six points as they moved into 2nd
place. East Harling bounced back from their defeat against
Sheringham with a 6-3 win at Newsman Valhalla.
Christopher Bray scored four as his goals moved his team
above Newsman into 5th place. Hethersett won their
second game of the season with a 4-0 win at home to
Micawbers Tavern. The win sees them remain in 4th place
but closes the gap to two points behind Micawbers.
NORFOLK VETERANS CUP
The 28th January sees the quarter finals of the Norfolk
Veterans Cup take place with 6 of the 8 teams from our
league with both of last year’s finalists still in the
competition. The draw is as follows:
- Martham v Thetford Town
- Quebec Vets v Tavern Old Boys
- Horsford v Wealden
- Cringleford Veterans v Taverham
Good Luck to all teams involved!
- Premiership – Jason Fletcher – Quebec Vets – 10
goals in 5 games.
- Championship – Roy Bevis – Easton St Faiths – 10
goals in 3 games.
- League One – Matthew Brown – Cottage – 9
goals in 7 games.
- League Two – Paul Massingham – Sheringham –
11 goals in 5 games.