Belton ready for International action

PUBLISHED: 17:19 16 March 2012

Pub on the Shrubs Great Yarmouth & District League

The final places in two Divisional Cup semi-finals were sealed last Saturday as the league reaches the crucial stage of the season.

In the HA Holmes League Cup, Belton entertained Albion at New Road looking for the point they needed to secure the winner’s position in Group Two.

The visitors, with nothing but pride in the League Cup to play for, gave an excellent account of themselves and can feel rather unfortunate at the 4-2 reversal.

Belton have won Group Two and will entertain GY International at New Road on April 6.

The other semi-final will see Catfield entertain Caister CC at Ormesby a week later. The final is on Friday, April 27.

In the Burgess Cup for Division Two sides the semi-final line-up is now also complete after Caister Roma’s emphatic 9-1 win at home to Filby & Runham.

The two sides will meet over the next couple of weeks also in league action.

As a result Haven Bridge United will entertain Caister United A tomorrow week on Mill Lane with Caister Roma hosting MK United Reserves a week later at Allendale on March 30.

The final of this competition is Friday, April 20.

Haven Bridge United’s Norfolk Primary Cup final will be on Friday, May 4 at 7.30pm at Aldiss Park, Dereham.

Bridge meanwhile have a tough semi-final tomorrow as they entertain Norfolk Junior Cup semi-finalists Catfield in the Wiltshire Cup.

The sides are unbeaten in the league this season and Catfield are the holders.

This promises to be a cracking semi-final which should not be missed by the neutrals.

In the Pub on the Shrubs Division One, champions Catfield needed an 88th-minute winner to see off 10-men GY International.

Mark Allen had given the visitors the lead only for International to equalise with 10 minutes to go.

The home side should have won the game late on when a striker missed the goal one on one.

Catfield scored late on through Andrew Moore to keep up their momentum towards a seventh straight title.

Caister CC made it two wins on the spin with a 4-2 victory over Bohemians with Matt Simm describing Caister’s first goal as something rather special.

GY Peelers accounted for GY United 2-1 at Halvergate.

Division Two champions-elect Haven Bridge have all but wrapped the title up after defeating nearest rivals South Yarmouth 3-1 on the Beaco.

The visitors were more than a match for the opponents on the day as South Yarmouth played some excellent stuff.

Meanwhile on the next pitch Prostar Windows earned three points in a 5-2 win against Feathers while MK United kept their mathematical hopes of the title alive with a 5-1 win at home to Caister Utd A.

Lee Hodgeson’s side will surely look to the two cup competitions as their best hope of silverware this season.

Meanwhile seven clubs have accepted the invitation to play in the Invitation Cup. The format will be announced next week - Ryan Starkey.

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