The Norfolk Alliance season could hardly have got off to a more exciting start on Saturday, with the opening Premier Division fixture ending in a tie.
Bradenham Wanderers ensured they would be going up to the top flight of the Anglian Combination as champions on Tuesday evening.
Fakenham Town took a big step towards league safety at the weekend with a 5-2 home win against Saffron Walden Town.
Results were as miserable as the weather for three Norfolk teams on Premier Division duty.
The Anglian Combination and Thurlow Nunn Leagues are guaranteed representation in the last four of the Norfolk Senior Cup after the quarter-final draw was made.
Brooke kept their championship charge on track by ensuring Sprowston’s challenge continues to go off the rails.
It was a case of slim pickings for Norfolk sides with just two wins to cheer up supporters.
It was a topsy turvy day in the Premier Division of the Norfolk Alliance with the top three all losing – and the clubs occupying the bottom two positions both claiming impressive wins.
Wisbech St Mary will kickstart a new era this afternoon when they officially begin life at their highest-ever level.
Brooke almost took full advantage of the wet weather to open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Premier Division.
Damon Egan maintained his rich vein of form to help Sprowston win the Premier Division’s match of the day – and claim top spot as a result.
Overseas stars Chad Bowes and Damon Egan proved their value to their sides in no uncertain fashion at the weekend by guiding them to thrilling victories.
Matt Collinge and Rob Setchell were the star men as Brooke recorded an impressive 110-win over morning leaders Cromer to join them at the top of the Premier Division table.
The runs flowed in the glorious sunshine at Cromer on Saturday – with the home side coming out on top against Diss to move 14 points clear at the top of the early Premier Division table.
It was a day to forget for Fakenham as the Norfolk Alliance programme got under way in earnest at the weekend, writes Chris Wise.
Fakenham Town completed a great escape on the final day as their 1-0 win at Walsham-le-Willows saw the Ghosts climb out of the Premier Division relegation zone, writes Mark Armstrong.
Acle United are celebrating their fourth successive Sterry Cup triumph after their 2-0 win over Spixworth.
Great Yarmouth Town will be hoping to take the first step towards joining East Anglia’s footballing elite this afternoon.
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