Royals go goal crazy!

Shrublands 3x3 team.

Shrublands 3x3 team. - Credit: Archant

The first Speedzball competition took place on Sunday when teams at age groups under 7 and 8 from Martham, Ormesby Lads, KPFC Royals, Shrublands and Caister Roma not only played in more than 50 mini matches but also competed against each other in the NSYFL Speedzball challenge.

Ormesby Lads

Ormesby Lads - Credit: Archant

The players were cheered on by the watching players who created a noisy tension-filled shoot-out and the White team from KPRC Royals created a new goalscoring record when they scored a record 31 goals in 90 seconds.

The next Speedzball will be held at the presentation evening on May 9.

The NSYFL had almost a full programme over the Easter weekend with games taking part on both Saturday and Sunday.

In under 15 Division One the title will probably go to the last weekend of the season, but Yarmouth warmed up for this weekend’s under 15 cup final by banking six points with victories over the Hawks of Gorleston Rangers and the Hornets of Beccles Town to open up a two-point lead at the top.

Last season’s champions and Yarmouth’s opponents in the cup, Gorleston, are clinging onto their hopes maintaining fourth position, five points in arrears on the leaders.

Caister Roma maintained a healthy eight-point lead at the top of under 15 Division Two with a 2-1 home win over the Snowleopards of Waveney, Shrublands lead the chasing pack, going goal crazy against Burnt Hill and FC Bradwell Spain’s title hopes stay alive after a 2-0 win.

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Match of the day was surely going to be the under 14 Division One clash between Caister Roma Centurions and the Tigers of Waveney, and both teams served up a cracker of a match in which a 2-1 Caister victory secures them an eight-point lead at the top and they can take the title next week with a win at the Royals of Kirkley.

Under 14 Division Two will need more than just another week to see the champions crowned. Beccles Town Wasps are currently top by two points after their 4-1 win over Shrublands and the Eagles of Gorleston Rangers remain second after an impressive win over KPFC Crusaders.

Gorleston need only one more victory to clinch the under 12 Division One title after their 0-0 home draw against closest rivals Wildcats of Kirkley and Pakefield, leaving Gorleston needing to win next week’s very tricky match away at third-placed Mutford and Wrentham Predators.

Gorleston Rangers Ospreys, who compete in under 13 Division Two and despite their 4-1 win over the Panthers of Waveney, enjoy a 10- point lead at the top but still need two more victories.

This weekend we have a full Sunday of cup football at Emerald Park starting with the under 13 shield as Bohemians take on Bungay Town.

Then Hurricanes of Kirkley and Pakefield take on Vikings of Hemsby Hornets in the under 14 cup final.

In the under 15 shield Halesworth Town take on the Dragons of Kirkley and Pakefield, and finally at 4pm it is the under 15 cup final, abandoned due to weather two Sundays ago, when Yarmouth meet arch-rivals and four times winner Gorleston.