Prostar book semi-final spot

Pub on the Shrubs Yarmouth and District League

After heavy rain on Friday. The league programme was again hit as only four matches survived the latest winter weather as the league now reaches its customary Christmas two-week break.

Prostar Windows were in Burgess Cup action as they travelled to Lynn Grove to take on Grosvenor Casino. Prostar knew a win would put them through and despite a spirited performance by Grosvenor Casino. Prostar Windows took the points needed and became the first club this season to book a semi-final place in any competition. A point in their final game will see them top Group B and have a home semi-final. It’s a good achievement for Prostar following on from last season’s Jim Bloomfield Invitation Cup win.

There was one game in Division 2. That was over at Burgh Castle as MK Shrubs Reserves and Caister A battled out a 1-1 draw to leave the second division title wide open as one point seperates the top four teams including these two so after Christmas will be vital.

In Division One there is a familiar look to the Christmas table as Catfield will go into the new year and their Junior Cup quarter-final on top of the pile. They took on Albion Tramway at Ormesby. Goals from Craig Lewis, Bodie Carter, Chad Pillar, Carl Barnard plus an extremely rare Bevan Self strike gave them a comprehensive 5-1 win.

Caister Roma meanwhile also join Catfield at the top albeit with an inferior goal difference after they faced MK Shrubs at Allendale and came away with a highly commendable 4-3 win courtesy of a Chris Salmon hat-trick. The draw for the Wiltshire Cup should now be made and teams will be informed of the draw plus the draw for the 1st round of the Percy Nockolds Trophy.

The league will now shut-down for two weeks before commencing on January 5. However the league would like to wish all its clubs, players, officials and everyone connected with football in Great Yarmouth a merry Christmas and happy New Year - Ryan Starkey.