MK play a nap hand and go four points clear

Great Yarmouth & District Football LeagueIN the penultimate games of 2009, MK United opened up a four-point lead at the top of Division One as they defeated GY Peelers 5-2 on the Rec.

Great Yarmouth & District Football League

IN the penultimate games of 2009, MK United opened up a four-point lead at the top of Division One as they defeated GY Peelers 5-2 on the Rec.

Braces for the Hogg brothers, Arren and Adam, plus one from young star Grant Reeve, saw MK collect another three points in the quest for their first league championship since 2003.

Bob Brown's Reedham are starting to re-create the glory days of the Seventies when they won five league titles. They sit second after a fine 2-1 win at a good GY International side. They have played a game more but are right in the mix.

Current champions Catfield sit third with games in hand after they defeated a spirited Tramway 9-0 on the Rec, which saw four for Chad Pillar. The next month will define where Catfield's season will go as they face tough league and cup matches which will show the strength of the champions.

Albion's first season in Division One is going well as they won 10-4 at Hemsby Reserves, with five for Peter Oldham. And with Albion still in both domestic cup competitions they will feel there is every chance of grabbing some silverware themselves.

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Another team whose form seems mainly confined to cup competitions is Lacons Arms. As they battle still in three cup competitions, they drew 1-1 with a fast-improving Shrublands in the league, a result that will dent their title chances.

The teams meet on the Beaconsfield this week in the H A Holmes League Cup in what is probably a decider as to who will join MK United in the semi-finals from group one.

In Division Two not one of the top three collected the full three points as Bohemians, sitting top, had a 0-0 draw with third-placed MK United Reserves.

MK were playing on the back of a fine County Cup replay win the week before. Both teams cancelled each other out and a draw was the fairest result.

Norfolk and Chance had the chance to close the gap and stake a claim themselves on the division title. However, the ups and downs that are Caister United A certainly had a good day as they recorded a fine 2-1 win on the Beaconsfield to move off the bottom. Prostar Windows won by the only goal against Paperclip

Carpathians found some early-season form as they defeated South Yarmouth 4-0 at Ormesby. Feathers, due to unforeseen circumstances, arrived late at their game at Halvergate against Gorleston Wanderers due to traffic problems. But it did not affect them as their fine form continued with a 3-1 win.

GY United defeated Martham A 7-0 in what is a dress rehearsal for their Burgess Cup quarter-final in January.

Results. Division One: GY International 1, Reedham 2; Hemsby Res 4, Albion 10; MK Utd 5, GY Peelers 2; Shrublands 1, Lacon Arms 1; Tramway 0, Catfield 9.

Division Two: Bohemians 0, MK Utd Res 0; Carpathians 4, South Yarmouth 0; Gorleston Wdrs 1, Feathers 3; GY Utd 7, Martham A 0; Norfolk and Chance 1, Caister A 2; Prostar Windows 1, Paperclip 0.

Fixtures. HA Holmes League Cup Group One: MK Utd v Hemsby Res (Gorleston Rec, M Hubbard), Lacon Arms v Shrublands (Beaco, P Cater).

Group Two: Albion v Catfield (Beaco, N Jacques), Reedham v GY International (Reedham, N Evans).

Division One: GY Peelers v Tramway (Lynn Grove, B Russell).

Division Two: Bohemians v Caister Utd A (Gorleston Rec, A Clarke), Prostar Windows v MK Utd Res (Gorl Rec, B Manship); Paperclip v GY Utd (Beaco, A Anguish), Gorleston Wdrs v Norfolk and Chance (Halvergate, D Tozier), Martham A v South Yarmouth (Martham Rec, G Houghton), Carpathians v Feathers (Ormesby, C Gibbs).