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Leathes Prior Veterans League Bulletin - Matchday 7

We take a look at the latest action from the Leathes Prior Veterans League.

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!

VETERANS LEAGUE REVIEW

PREMIERSHIP

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 4 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.

CHAMPIONSHIP

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 an 4 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.

LEAGUE ONE

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.

LEAGUE TWO

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!

TOP GOALSCORERS

  • 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.