Caister, Martham and Acle youngsters are loving their Futsal
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The Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League welcomed six new Futsal teams on Sunday as the League moved up to the under 8 age group.
Teams from Caister Roma, Martham, the Wasps and Hornets of Beccles Town, Acle United and, making their debut at Futsal, the Royals of Kirkley and Pakefield, enjoyed the superb facilities which allowed 30 matches to be played.
The NSYFL is hoping to host even more outside events as all the Futsal and 3 v 3 current events are full.
At the weekend there was cup football with the under 13 semi-finals taking place. The Lions of Waveney will meet the Hornets of Beccles Town in the final, after both teams defeated Gorleston Rangers teams in the semi-finals, leaving the Ospreys to concentrate on capturing the Division Two title, and the Falcons to continue their quest of the Division One title, as both these Gorleston Rangers teams still have plenty to play for.
Gorleston FC under 12s secured their place in the final, coming out on top in an eight-goal match with a 5-3 home win over the Predators of Mutford and Wrentham.
In the final they will meet their old rivals Harleston who needed extra-time to book their final place after defeating the Comets of Kirkley and Pakefield 5-4 at Walmer Road.
Long Stratton’s under 11 cup quarter-final was lost to the weather but the other three matches did take place. The Comets of Bohemians secured their semi-final spot with a 3-1 home win over Bungay Town United and joining them in the semi-final draw will be the Meerkats of Waveney who recorded a 3-0 win over Waveney Jaguars.
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It was a single goal defeat for the Pumas of Waveney losing at home to Caister Roma Gladiators.
The NSYFL welcomed another new team this week; playing their fixture we had the under 7 Gladiators of Caister Roma who entertained FC Bradwell Brazil at home on Sunday.
There were victories for the three under 16 teams heading up Division One as league leaders Gorleston Rangers Phoenix maintained their three-point lead with a 6-2 home win over Sole Bay.
Just three points behind we have the Wasps of Beccles Town, 2-1 winners over Long Stratton and just behind them on goal difference are the Aces of Kirkley and Pakefield who returned home with a 5-0 win over Belton,
It is likely the eventual champions will come from one of those three teams, but it may not be until the last match of the season.
Division Two at under 16 is a little bit clearer as the Cougars of Waveney recorded a 4-2 away win at the Falcons of Gorleston Rangers who have been showing some great form recently to remain in pole position.
The Gunners of Kirkley and Pakefield remain second, despite losing 5-2 at home to Scole, and Breydon United remain third, again despite losing 1-0 at Caister Roma, leaving the Cougars with a comfortable four-point lead at the top of the table.