Cup holders will defend trophy in final

Great Yarmouth and District Football LeagueCatfield, the holders of the Wiltshire Cup, will be back at the Wellesley on Easter Monday to try and retain the trophy, following their 1-0 win over Reedham.

Great Yarmouth and District Football League

Catfield, the holders of the Wiltshire Cup, will be back at the Wellesley on Easter Monday to try and retain the trophy, following their 1-0 win over Reedham.

Reedham started the stronger and Molloy was called upon on several occasions to keep the home side out, when first Taveres, then McCarthy, had decent strikes on goal.

The ball spent most time in the middle third of the pitch. However, the deciding moment came on the half-hour mark when a clearance from Moore went through everyone and Calver found himself one-on-one to calmly loop Kavern in the Reedham goal.

Catfield will now face The Albion on Easter Monday at 10.30am at the Wellseley in the first final of the season.

Both sides meet again this week, this time on the Beaconsfield in the League Cup, where a win or draw for Catfield will see them through to the semi-finals, or a win for Reedham will see them progress.

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Meanwhile in Division One, MK United went 15 points clear with a 7-1 win over Tramway.

The main challengers to MK for the title have numerous games in hand, though. Albion picked up from last week with a good 3-0 win over a good Great Yarmouth International side, while Lacon Arms narrowly defeated Hemsby Reserves 2-1 to keep themselves in the title hunt. They face MK this week and a win would open up the title race.

At last GY Peelers picked up their first three points of the season with a 2-1 win on the Common against Shrublands. The win keeps Peelers in with a chance of survival.

In the Percy Nockolds Trophy, Bohemians booked a second semi-final of the season with a 6-1 win over Norfolk and Chance, who had an off game. Bohemians will play that semi-final on Wednesday, April 21 on Gorleston rec.

Bohemians will be looking to get to their first final this week as they play Prostar Windows in the Burgess Cup semi-final, also on Gorleston rec.

In Division Two, Caister's impressive run continued as they defeated MK United Reserves 8-1, whilst Prostar warmed up for their semi-final with a 4-3 win over GY United.

Gorleston Wanderers made it three on the spin as they defeated an out-of-sorts Carpathians 7-2 at Halvergate.

Feathers picked up three points in their push for runners-up spot as they beat Martham a 9-2.

Any clubs or teams interested in joining the league for next season can contact league secretary Peter Payne on 600965, or fixtures secretary Ryan Starkey on 602345.


Wiltshire Cup semi-final: Reedham 0, Catfield 1.

Percy Nockolds Trophy: Bohemians 6, Norfolk and Chance 1.

Division One: Albion 3, GY International 0; Shrublands 1, GY Peelers 2; Lacon Arms 2, Hemsby Reserves 1.

Division Two: GY United 3, Prostar Windows 4; Martham A 2, Feathers 9; Gorleston Wanderers 7, Carpathians 2; Caister Utd 8, MK United Reserves 1.

Fixtures for March 20

Burgess Cup semi-final (ET/pens): Prostar Windows v Bohemians (Rec; Nigel Evans, David Tozer, Paul Emblem).

H A Holmes League Cup, Group Two: Catfield v Reedham (Beaco, Malcolm Hubbard).

Division One: Lacon Arms v MK United (Beaco, Peter Cater), GY International v Shrublands (Beaco, Andrew Symonds), GY Peelers v Albion FC (Lynn Grove, Brian Russell).

Division Two: South Yarmouth v MK United Res (Halvergate, Bob Bradnum), GY United v Caister Utd (Beaco, Neil Jacques), Feathers v Gorleston Wadnerers (Rec, Alan Anguish), Martham A v Norfolk and Chance (Martham, Bob Manship).