Goals flow in Yarmouth League

Great Yarmouth and District Football League

The league’s plate competition, the Percy Nockolds Trophy, kicked off with four first-round ties, last season’s winners Caister United Agoing out down 6-0 to Norfolk n Chance, who were always in control.

A brace apiece for Russell Platten and Liam Bartlett plus Goals for Chris king and Shaun Bartley booked the home side’s passage into the quarter-finals.

They will face Yarmouth Peelers in the last eight after they narrowly defeated second division Arches 5-4 in a good, old-fashioned cup tie at Lynn grove.

Two sides well-known to each other are Martham A and South Yarmouth. This was the fourth time these clubs had met since Christmas. Just like the previous three matches it was South Yarmouth who went through, but this time by the only goal.

Their reward is a home game with Caister CC as they try to make the final on their own ground at Halvergate.

The last tie saw the strangest game of the day as cup specialists Caister Youth kept alive their hopes of a cup double as they defeated Prostar Windows 7-5 at the Beaco.

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Caister Youth’s reward is a trip to Face MK United Reserves in the last eight.

Draw: South Yarmouth v Caister CC, Belton v Wellington, MK Utd Reserves v Caister Youth, Norfolk n Chance v Yarmouth Peelers.

In the HA Holmes League Cup, Catfield all but booked a home semi-final with Bohemians as they defeated Albion 5-1, which included a hat-trick for the lethal Pillar. Only a defeat by two goals or more against Caister A this week will stop them from taking that home semi-final.

In Division One, MK United and GY United turned round at half-time 2-2 scoreline. The home side ran riot in second half with six unanswered goals to win 8-2. That moved MK United onto 16 points in fourth place. They will face GY International in three weeks in the League Cup semi-finals as MK turn their attentions to a possible cup double.

GY International are going great this season. They drew with a stubborn Bohemians 2-2. The result will give International great belief for their semi-final on March 12.

In Division Two, Belton went top for a few hours with a hard-working 3-1 win over Wellington. Caister CC, however, regained top spot as they defeated a tough Carpathians 4-0 to remain two points clear at the summit.

Fixtures for March have been emailed to all clubs. If there are any problems, contact the fixture secretary.

Any clubs wishing to join the Great Yarmouth and District Football League for the 2011/2012 season can contact the secretary on 01493 602345 or email RYAN.STARKEY@sky.com for an application form.

The league is open to any clubs within 12 miles of Great yarmouth and is fully affiliated to Norfolk FA.