Yarmouth League cup shocks

PUBLISHED: 09:37 27 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:45 03 July 2010

Great Yarmouth and District Football League

Burgess Cup ties produced some shocks as three of the top four sides in Division Two went out in the first round.

Great Yarmouth and District Football League

Burgess Cup ties produced some shocks as three of the top four sides in Division Two went out in the first round.

Feathers had a tough home game with 100 per cent Norfolk and Chance. However Feathers took a quick two-goal lead through James Hogbin and Lee Adcock. Chance are not at the top for nothing. Adam Flaxman's penalty then Chris King's far-post header levelled the tie. It looked like extra time in fading light before Leon Rouse of Feathers found himself one on one with Keil Copeland and his first-time shot found the corner in injury time to give Feathers a place in round two.

Last season's beaten finalists MK United Reserves looked to be cruising with a two-goal lead at Martham. But Martham fought back with three goals.

Carpathians, another side towards the top end, went down at a different-looking Caister A 4-1 while South Yarmouth sealed their place with a 6-3 win at Paperclip which included five goals for Paul Hubbard, who worked tirelessly all game.

Quarter finals draw: South Yarmouth v Caister United A, Martham A v GY United, Bohemains v Feathers, Gorleston Wanderers v Prostar Windows. These ties take place in January.

In the HA Holmes Division One League Cup played in group stages, MK United became the first team to qualify and didn't have to kick a ball as Hemsby Reserves' 2-0 home defeat by Lacons Arms means that MK are assured of a semi-final spot. But they still need to win their final game to clinch top spot.

Shrublands won 2-1 against Tramway to keep themselves in the hunt, ending Tramway's League Cup hopes with one game to play.

In group two, Catfield ended Peelers' mini revival as they won 9-0 and warmed up for their Junior Cup tie this week in fine style.

GY International and Albion drew 2-2 and group two is still wide open.

In Division One, MK United won 9-2 at Reedham to regain top spot. There were hat-tricks for Liam Fuller, Aren Hogg And Adam Hogg.

In Division Two, Bohemians won 7-1 at home to Prostar to take top spot ahead of the game with Norfolk and Chance this week. GY United got back to winning ways with a 7-2 win at Gorleston Wanderers.

The league wishes good luck to all our clubs in County Cup action this week. Keep up to date with all league news, results, fixtures and tables at and please remember to text results to fixtures secretary after the game to 07788592529 as this will become mandatory at the next meeting.

Fixtures for November 28. Norfolk FA Junior Cup 4th Round (1.45pm): Catfield v Reffley Royals (Beaco, A Hedtke).

Norfolk FA Primary Cup 3rd Round (1.45 pm): MK United Reserves v Norton Athletic Reserves (Beaco, M Hubbard).

Division One: GY Peelers v Reedham (Lynn Grove, N Farrow), Shrublands v GY International (Common, B Bradnum), Hemsby Reserves v Tramway (Hemsby, R Green).

Division Two: Norfolk and Chance v Bohemians (Beaco, N Jaques), Paperclip v Caister Utd A (Beaco, G Houghton), Martham A v Gorleston Wanderers (Martham, T Hanson), South Yarmouth v Feathers (Halvergate, R Manship), Carpathians v GY United (Ormesby, K Forbes).

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