Trophy winners shock league by withdrawing

Aston Shaw Great Yarmouth Sunday Football League

GREAT Yarmouth Town Sunday won the Aston Shaw KO Plate, sponsored by the Gorleston Albion Public House, following a thrilling game at Emerald Park.

They were playing a spirited second division side in Bohemians, who twice took the lead. Yarmouth hit back on both occasions to force extra time before eventually finding the winner to lift the trophy.

Unfortunately for the league, their joy then turned to frustration as, two days later, they advised the league that they would be unable to raise a team for their remaining four fixtures and would be withdrawing from the competition with immediate effect. By the time you read this the league would have had an emergency committee meeting to decide on the action to be taken.

Among the few league games played, El Sol completed their season with a goal-less draw against KO Cup finalists Rollesby.

Acle Wanderers won 5-2 at Hembsy and Camden Tavern won 10-2 at Star and Garter.

The league is all set for the mouth-watering title deciders this week when leaders Windmill take on Camden. A win for Windmill will secure the title.

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In the second division, Martham secured the title following their 5-0 win at Leisureland.

This completes a league and club double for the side in their debut season in the league.

The league would like to hear from any new clubs who may be interested in joining it for the 2011/12 season.

Contact Peter Futter on 07988 308086 in the first instance or email him on difnpif@aol.com

Clubs can keep up to date with all league news, fixtures, results and tables via the following website which we are using for the season http://gtyarmouthsundayleague.blogspot.com/

Results. Division One: El Sol 0, Rollesby 0; Hembsy 2, Acle Wanderers 5; Star and Garter 2, Camden Tavern 10; Windmill H v W Gt Yarmouth Sunday,.

Division Two: Leisureland 0, Martham Sunday 5; Venture Albion H v W Lichfield Arms.

Fixtures Sunday, May 8. Division One: Windmill v Camden Tavern (Mill Lane).

Division Two: Gorleston Rangers v Sun FC (Mill Lane), Mariners Compass v Camden Tavern Reserves (Mill Lane), Martham v Bohemians (Martham), Venture Albion v Leisureland (Mill Lane), Yarmouth White Sox v Gorleston Albion Reserves (Mill Lane).