Norfolk & Suffolk Youth league round-up

Under 11 futsal champions Shrublands Whites.

Under 11 futsal champions Shrublands Whites. - Credit: Archant

The Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League ended its indoor football season with a crackerjack of a final at under 11 Futsal, with winning semi-finalists between Shrublands Whites and Gorleston Rangers Falcons.

Within six seconds of the start Shrublands Whites scored only to be pegged back five seconds later with Falcons equalising. Both teams produced excellent moves and breathtaking saves as the action moved from one end to the other.

It was the final event of the indoor season which started in October and finally ended with both the Whites and Falcons serving up a great final.

Outside it was the turn the under 9 and 10 teams to book their places in the finals on April 24, when Gorleston Rangers Eagles will challenge the Pumas of Heigham Park Rangers in the under 10s and in the under 9s Tornados of Gorleston will face a challenge from the Cavaliers of Kirkley and Pakefield.

The battle of the under 14 Hornets, ended with Beccles booking their place in the under 14 final after a 4-3 home win over the Hemsby.

This weekend will see the return of the youngest age group as under 7 teams from Waveney, Beccles, Gorleston Rangers and Gorleston FC compete for a place in the under 7 trophy final while teams from Bungay, Sole Bay, Gorleston Rangers and Caister Roma compete for a final place in the under 8 final, all semi-finals kicking off at 2pm.

It will also be semi-final time in the under 11 shield as Bungay take on Shrubland Whites. Great Yarmouth make the short trip to Caister Roma in the other semi-final, again matches kicking off at 2pm.

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The top three teams at under 12 had to be content with a point each, a 2-2 draw for the Caister Roma Gladiators against the Comets of Bohemians keeps them in second place, while leaders Gorleston Rangers Falcons had to be content with a point after a 3-3 draw at third-placed Kirkley Panthers.

Martham’s 4-3 defeat at FC Bradwell Brazil moves them off the top, with new leaders Long Stratton moving up after their home win over Mutford and Wrentham.

With the top two teams in Division Three without games, Burnt Hill, after returning home from Caister Roma with the points, opened a three-point lead in third place.

There was no change in under 12 Division Four as the top four won. AC Mill Lane stay fourth after defeating the Black Dogs of Bungay. Bungay Town Athletic remain third after a 4-0 home win over the Pirates of Kirkley and Pakefield.

In second, four points behind the leaders are Kings of K&P, also winning 4-0 at Meteors of Bohemians. Out in front remain Stalham after returning home with all the points Grasshoppers.

The weekend sees the start of cup and shield finals at Emerald Park starting with the under 16 shield final between Alleycays of Kirkley and Beccles and then the under 16 cup final as Gorleston challenge Great Yarmouth.