Hogg fires MK into the final

Pub on the Shrubs Yarmouth Saturday League

With the cold spell seemingly not going away it was another case of battling to get games played. Luckily for us we didn’t seem to have it as bad as the rest of the county which allowed a full fixture list to start. However three games didn’t finish due to snow. The second Burgess Cup semi-final on Saturday was between Prostar Windows and MK Shrubs Reserves for the right to play Caister A at the Wellesley. In a good match in arctic conditions it was MK who booked their final place courtesy of a 4-1 win with Adam Hogg getting two. Prostar seemingly failed to show up and deservedly MK made it through to the final on Friday, April 12 at the Wellesley. The last match of the group stage in the league cup was finally played and with the score standing at 4-1 in favour of MK on 78 minutes the match was abandoned. As the match had reached 70 minutes the score will stand and MK will have a home semi final tomorrow against Haven Bridge Utd. The race for the league championship saw Catfield and Haven Bridge going toe to toe this week as both sides racked up rampant wins 14-0 and 15-2 respectively. The decider may well come when the two sides go head to head in April.

In Division Two the match between Wanderers and Grosvenor Casino was abandoned at half time with the home side leading 2-0. This game will have to be replayed as will the match between Martham A and Caister Roma Reserves which was abandoned on 61 minutes. One result which will stand was Peelers’ fine 5-1 win at home to Filby & Runham. A win tomorrow for Peelers will all but surely wrap the second division title up. A win for Wanderers leaves it all to play for.

One game in the Percy Nockolds Trophy saw Caister A book their place in another semi-final courtesy of a 2-1 win at home to Yarmouth International. Caister will face the winners of the MK v Filby match while Peelers will face either Grosvenor or Martham A in their semi final.

The leagues first piece of silverware will be decided this weekend as Norfolk’s most prestigious league knockout competition the Wiltshire Cup final is played Monday at the Wellesley. The match is a repeat of last seasons final between Caister Roma and Catfield which saw Caister Roma win a thriller 4-3. The match is an 11am kick off so please come down and hopefully see another cracking final.

The Great Yarmouth and District Football League is inviting applications for the 2013-14 season. Clubs can be affiliated to either Norfolk or Suffolk County FA depending on location and must be within 12 miles of the borough of Great Yarmouth not the town. If you are interested or would like more information then please contact league secretary Ryan Starkey on 01493 602345 or email ryan.starkey@sky.com