Tight battle for league honours
Great Yarmouth & District Football LeagueTHE league championship took another twist in the final furlong on Wednesday night as league leaders MK United were held to a 1-1 draw by high-flying Albion, who have had a superb debut season in Division One.
Great Yarmouth & District Football League
THE league championship took another twist in the final furlong on Wednesday night as league leaders MK United were held to a 1-1 draw by high-flying Albion, who have had a superb debut season in Division One.
MK took the lead when Gary Ingram nipped in front of keeper Shaun Turner to head home. The Albion fought back, however, and levelled with a stunning 30-yard dipping drive that left Soloman in the MK goal no chance.
Both sides had chances in the second half but the game ended 1-1 to leave MK three points clear though having played a game more than Catfield at the time.
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Catfield, however, moved level on points with MK United on Saturday as their scheduled opponents could not raise a side at this late stage of the season. The three points gained meant Catfield move top on goal difference with both having one game to play -against each other.
A report of that championship match will appear in the Mercury next week.
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Lacon Arms moved into fourth on Wednesday night as they gained quick revenge on GY International by winning 2-1.
In Division Two only third place was left to play for and that honour went to Caister, on the back of two wins and a draw in the last week.
Caister first played Prostar Windows and won by a solitary goal at Allendale before sharing a
six-goal thriller with Carpathians
On Monday they claimed third spot with a fine 4-2 win over a Feathers side that have a good first season in the league and will be looking to push on next campaign.
Mk United Reserves finished their season with a 4-3 win over Prostar Windows while Norfolk and Chance finished a fine season off with a draw against South Yarmouth 1-1.
Another side that have had a good season and will push on is GY United who, on the back of a cup final and semi-final this season, finished off with a 2-0 win at Martham A.
The league is still looking for new teams for the 2010/11 season. The league offers competitive football on a Saturday afternoon and is a perfect stage for players who have just come from youth football to sample adult football for the first time, or for existing clubs to try a new challenge.
The league is open to any clubs with a 12-mile radius of Haven Bridge.
For more information or an application form contact the league secretary Peter Payne on 01493 600965 or the league's fixture secretary Ryan Starkey on 01493 602345.
The league would lastly like to say a big 'thank you' to each and every club in the league this year for all their hard work and looks forward to seeing all teams again next season.
Results. Wednesday, May 5 - Division One: MK United 1, Albion 1; GY International 1, Lacon Arms 2.
Division Two: Caister United 1, Prostar Windows 0.
Saturday May 8
Division One: Lacon Arms v Catfield (away win).
Division Two: MK United Reserves 4, Prostar Windows 3; Norfolk and Chance 1, South Yarmouth 1; Carpathians 3, Caister United A 3; Martham A 0, GY United 2.
Monday, May 10
Division Two: Caister United A 4, Feathers 2.