Norman helps MK to a Burgess Cup final conquest

Pub on the Shrubs Yarmouth and District League

Friday night saw the second piece of silverware of the season decided at the Wellesley. The Burgess Cup final pitted Caister FC A against MK Shrubs Reserves. The game made a lightning start as a great ball from Jody Potter played in George Quinn. His pass to the back post saw Hogg give MK A dream start in the first minute. Caister then failed to get into their rhythm until the half-hour mark when they forced Parker in the MK goal into a couple saves. The second half saw MK have the majority of the play in Caister’s half and it Was no surprise when young star Harry Norman gave his side breathing space. The game fizzled out from there as MK ran out comfortable 2-0 winners and Jody Potter was left to collect the cup from the league chairman. On Saturday Wanderers won the first of their three must-win games to win the Division Two title as they won 6-1 at home to Grosvenor Casino. They know six points from six against Martham A and MK Reserves will give them the title. Anything less will see Peelers lift the title. Prostar Windows retained an outside chance of promotion with a 2-1 win at home to a sporting Filby and Runham. In the Percy Nockolds Trophy semi-final Division Two leaders Peelers retained their chance of the double with a 4-0 win at home to Martham A. They face either MK Reserves or Caister A in the final on May 1 at halvergate.

In Division 1ne Albion Tramway gained three good points with a 6-0 home win over Yarmouth international. It was good to See Tich Leighton back on the Albion Tramway line.

Haven Bridge United have opened up a four-point lead at the top of the table after a 5-1 win at never-say-die Bohemians that included a strike for Karl Thompson.

Catfield are hot on their heels after gaining a measure of revenge in a 3-1 win at Wiltshire Cup winners Caister Roma.

The Jim Bloomfield Invitation kicked off Saturday as South Yarmouth won a group A encounter 3-1 at second division side Caister Roma Reserves.

Tonight kicks off an action-packed week for the league as the league cup final takes place at the Wellesley with a 7.30pm kick-off as Haven Bridge United take on Catfield. Tomorrow sees three games in the Invitation Cup as well as the second semi-final of the Percy Nockolds Trophy and a couple matches in Division One. On Wednesday night there are several games being played which will have significance in each of the competitions left to run. The pick of those games is MK Shrubs v Catfield at Burgh castle.

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