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Beetley giant-killing act in cup

PUBLISHED: 12:28 08 September 2008 | UPDATED: 14:41 07 July 2010

Crown Fire Central & South Norfolk League

Saham Toney are the early leaders of Division One. They followed up a midweek win over Shipdham with a crushing 10-1 away defeat of Rockland United to send a very clear signal to all the other title hopefuls.

Crown Fire Central & South Norfolk League

Saham Toney are the early leaders of Division One. They followed up a midweek win over Shipdham with a crushing 10-1 away defeat of Rockland United to send a very clear signal to all the other title hopefuls.

Mulbarton Wanderers retained their 100 per cent record with an only goal of the game win at home to Dereham Town A in a match well refereed by Ian Conway.

East Harling Reserves got the better of Gressenhall in a high-scoring match and squeezed home by the odd goal of 11.

Shipdham secured their first points with a 4-1 win at Hingham Athletic and Yaxham recorded their first win with a 5-1 home win over Toftwood Rangers.

The only other League match was in Division 4 and Fakenham Town A beat one of the other League newcomers Castle Acre Swifts 2-1.

The rest of the programme was given over to the first and second rounds of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup, the league's top cup competition.

In the first round, there was one giant-killing result with Beetley from Division Four knocking out Second Division outfit Necton Reserves by a resounding 7-1.

Cockers won by the odd goal of five at Attleborough Town A while Wendling eventually got the better of Bradenham Wanderers Reserves, beating them 4-2 after extra time. Watton United A achieved the same score against Tacolneston and West End won 4-3 at Hindolveston.

In the second round matches, there were some notable upsets with good wins for three league newcomers. Hethersett Athletic beat Dickleburgh by the odd goal of three, Northwold S&SC won 4-2 at Gressenhall Reserves and Shropham United Reserves beat Yaxham Reserves 4-1.

Bawdeswell beat Bunwell 2-1 away and Hingham Athletic Reserves did likewise with a win at Colkirk.

Wymondham Town A won 3-1 at Breckland Wanderers while Foulsham Reserves beat Thetford Rovers Reserves 5-3.

Saham Toney Reserves ran out 6-2 winners at Methwold Rovers, Swanton Morley beat Great Cressingham at home by the odd goal of five and Thurton & Ashby netted five times without reply from Rockland United Reserves.

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