Focus on who will be runners-up

Great Yarmouth & District Football League

With Catfield having won the league championship, the focus is now on who will claim the runners-up medals.

At the time of this report being written, Albion sit second on 40 points with one game to go after they dismantled Great Yarmouth International 5-1 on Mill Lane.

MK United sit third on 37 points with two to play after they defeated Bohemians 2-1 with a last-gasp winner from Adam Hogg. Last night they played Norfolk n Chance and the result will be on the league website.

Bohemians will feel disappointed they didn’t take their chances as MK hit them on the break with 90 seconds to go.

MK United and Albion meet to finish the season the winners will take the runners-up trophies.

Catfield, meanwhile, were presented with the first division championship after they had a 4-0 win over Yarmouth United.

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Yarmouth have come on leaps and bounds this season in their first season in Division One and will look for a stronger challenge next season.

Norfolk n Chance moved to within a point of fourth place after they beat Feathers 3-1. Norfolk n Chance are another club who have put up a good challenge in their first season in Division One.

Feathers picked up three points midweek with a 10-4 win at Caister United A, who finish the season bottom and will be playing Division Two football next season.

Norfolk n Chance and Feathers meet again tomorrow in an early kick-off at Mill Lane, as do Bohemians v Catfield. Both kick off at 12.30pm.

The race for the Division Two title is still alive at the time of going to press, although a win midweek for Belton would have lifted the title.

Belton went into midweek looking to go top but they had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw with MK United Reserves.

Belton were then due to face Arches on Saturday but the visitors failed to raise a side and Belton were handed three points.

This meant anything less than three points for Caister CC on Saturday against South Yarmouth would give Belton the title, but Caister CC did all they could as they won 2-0 to end their season.

They have lifted the Percy Nockolds Trophy and must wait to see if the league title will follow. Belton need two points from their last two games to be sure of it.

Arches in midweek won an entertaining game 3-2 against Prostar Windows to end their season.

MK United reserves have confirmed third spot in the division after four points during the week. After the initial draw with Belton, they defeated Caister Youth 1-0 with a header from Sam Allen.

Caister Youth picked up three points midweek. After trailing 3-0 against Wellington at one point, they rolled their sleeves up and gained a good 6-3 win in a good first season in the league for Andrew Lawrence’s side. They also reached two cup semi-finals.

The league would again like to thank all clubs, officials, players and match officials for another excellent season.

The Great Yarmouth and District League is inviting applications for entries for the 2011-2012 season.

It has already received enquiries and applications for next season but would like to hear from any other club who would like to enter.

The league is a good starting place for youth players breaking into adult football. It is open to any Norfolk or Suffolk clubs within 12 miles, and clubs must be affiliated to either Norfolk or Suffolk FA.

If you’re interested in applying or would like more information on what the league can offer, then please contact league secretary Ryan Starkey in the first instance on 01493 602345 or email ryan.starkey@sky.com

Results

Wednesday, May 4. Division One: Caister United A 4, Feathers 10.

Division Two: MK United Reserves 1, Belton 1; Wellington 3, Caister Youth 6; Arches 3, Prostar Windows 2.

Saturday, May 7. Division One: Catfield 4, Yarmouth United 0; MK United 2, Bohemians 1; Albion 5, GY International 1; Norfolk n Chance 3, Feathers 1.

Division Two: Caister CC 2, South Yarmouth 0; MK United Res 1, Caister Youth 0.

Fixtures

Saturday, May 14. Division One: Feathers v Norfolk n Chance (12.30pm, Mill Lane); Bohemians v Catfield (12.30pm, Mill Lane); MK United v Albion (2.30pm, Burgh Castle).

Division Two: Carpathians v Belton (2.30pm, Ormesby).