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 2009/2010 Men's Saturday - Crown Fire South and Central Norfolk League Division Three

  P W D L F A Ps
Bradenham Wanderers Res 20 16 2 2 59 21 50
HETHERSETT ATHLETIC 20 15 2 3 69 19 47
Castle Acre Swifts 20 15 2 3 60 22 47
Northwold SSC 20 14 0 6 63 32 42
Sporle 20 8 4 8 61 40 28
Bawdeswell 20 8 2 10 48 55 26
Gressenhall Reserves 20 7 1 12 36 60 22
Great Cressingham 20 5 3 12 34 57 18
Wendling * 20 6 2 12 39 57 17
Hindolveston 20 3 1 16 30 83 10
Shipdham Reserves 20 3 1 16 20 73 10

* - 3 points deducted

 
August 22 H Northwold SSC B Cup 2-1 Grimwood, Oliver
August 29 H Castle Acre Swifts League 0-3
Sept 5 A Sporle BSMC2 0-2
Sept 12 H Bradenham Wand Res PLC1 3-1 Waters 2, own goal
Sept 19 H Gressenhall Res League 7-0 Gray 3, Loughlin, Oliver, Davis, Lance
Sept 26 A Caister A NPC1 3-2 Gray 2, Davis
October 3 A Northwold SSC League 0-2
October 10 A Dickleburgh BCup 2-3 Gray, Steward (aftre extra time)
October 17 H Bradenham Wand Rs League 0-2
October 24 H Hellesdon Wanderers NPC2 1-0 Gray
October 31 H Shipdham Reserves League 7-1 Gray 4, Molloy, Kew, Simons
Nov 7 H Narborough Res PLC2 9-0 Gray 5, Waters 2, Winter-Whittaker 2
Nov 14 A Sporle League 5-1 Gray 3, Steward, Kew
Nov 21 H Bawdeswell League 6-3 Gray 3, O'Sullivan, Norman, Simons
Nov 28 A Flitcham and Hllngdn NPC3 1-0 Gray
Dec 5 A Wendling League 2-1 Benfield, Aiton
Dec 12 H Northwold PLCQF 2-0 Benfield, Simons
Jan 23 H Lynn Discovery NPC4 3-5 Gray, Norman, Davis
Feb 6 A Bawdeswell League 2-2 Gray, Steward
Feb 13 H Sporle PLCSF 4-0 Gray 2, Steward, Oliver
Feb 20 H Great Cressingham League 3-0 Kew, Norman, Simons
Feb 27 H Sporle PLCSF 1-1 Steward (won 4-2 on penalties)
March 6 H Thurton and Ashby Amb Cp 0-1
March 13 A Bradenham Res League 3-0 Gray, Shorten, Oliver
March 20 A Great Cressingham League 3-1 Simons 2, Waters
March 27 H Hindolveston League 8-0 Gray 3, Steward 2, Kew, Mannington, Oliver
Apr 3 A Castle Acre Swifts League 2-1 Gray 2
April 6th H Wendling League 5-1 Kew 2, Simons, Gray, Oliver
April 13th A Shipdham Res League 5-0 Lance 2, Gray, Waters, Rice
Apr 17th A Hindolveston League 3-0 Loughlin, Kew, Waters
Apr 21st A Castle Acre Swifts PLCFin 2-1 Gray, Steward
Apr 24th A Gressenhall Res League 6-0 Waters, Gray 2, Steward, Davis, Norman
May 1st H Sporle League 0-0
May 8th H Northwold League 2-1 Davis, Steward

B Cup - Benevolent Cup

BSMC - Ben Smith Memorial Cup

PLC - Pease League Cup

NPC - Norfolk Primary Cup

APPEARANCES/GOAL

App Goals
ADDY Shane 1 0
AITON Matt 15 1
ALLEN Rickie 2 0
BARRETT Joe 23 0
BENFIELD Nick 14 2
BOLDERSTONE Chris 1 0
BROWNBRIDGE Chris 1 0
BROWNE Daniel 3 0
BURRETT Nick 1 0
DAVIS Gary 26 5
EYEINGTON Ross 3 0
FARROW Jamie 1 0
GRAY Danny 32 38
GRIMWOOD Paul 3 1
HOGG Sam 25 0
JOLLY Callum 1 0
KEW Chris 35 7
LANCE Mark 20 3
LOUGHLIN James 24 2
MANNINGTON Richard 6 1
MARTIN Jonny 2 0
MOLLOY Matt 33 1
NORMAN Paul 33 4
OLIVER Andy 20 6
O'SULLIVAN Ryan 32 1
PETCHEY Daniel 3 0
RICE James 6 1
SHORTEN Nick 33 1
SIMONS Nick 33 7
STEWARD Matt 26 10
STOPP Sam 1 0
WADE Danny 1 0
WATERS Adam 17 8
WINTER WHITAKER James 1 2
own goals 1

Results Round-Up

P W D L F A
League 20 15 2 3 69 19
Benevolent Cup 2 1 0 1 4 4
Ben Smith Memorial Cup 1 0 0 1 0 2
Pease League Cup 6 6 0 0 21 3
Norfolk Primary Cup 4 3 0 1 8 7
Ambulance Cup 1 0 0 1 0 1
All Cups 14 10 0 4 33 17
All matches 34 25 2 7 102 36

 

TEAMS/REPORTS

August 22nd  -         Hethersett      2      Northwold SSC   1

Goals from Paul Grimwood and Andy Oliver saw Hethersett start their season with a win in this Benevolent Cup match.

Hethersett: Chris Brownbridge, Nick Shorten, Jonny Martin, Matt Molloy, James Loughlin, Andy Oliver, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Chris Kew, Paul Grimwood, Gary Davis, Richard Manington, Nick Simons, Ricki Allen.

August   29th        Hethersett      0      Castle Acre Swifts    3

Hethersett suffered  defeat in their first Division Three match at the hands of fellow promoted club Castle Acre.

Hethersett: Ryan O'Sullivan, Nick Shorten, Callum Jolly, James Loughlin, Matt Molloy, Chris Kew, Nick Simons, Paul Norman, Andy Oliver, Paul Grimwood, Gray Davis, Adam Waters

September 5th          Sporle         2         Hethersett    0

TEAM: Ross Everington, Matt Steward, Richard Manington, James Loughlin, Andy Oliver, Matt Molloy, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Chris Kew, Ryan O'Sullivan, Nick Simons, Nick Benfield, Rickie Allen, Paul Grimwood

September 12th         Hethersett      3      Bradenham Res     1

Hethersett knocked last season's beaten finalists Bradenham Reserves out of the Pease League Cup. A goal up at half-time, Hethersett conceded an equaliser but then upped their game with two Adam Waters goals to make sure of victory.

TEAM: Ross Eyeington, Matt Steward, Richard Manington, Matt Molloy, James Loughlin, Andy Oliver, Paul Norman, Adam Waters, Chris Kew, Ryan O'Sullivan, Nick Shorten, Nick Benfield, Nick Simons, Danny Gray

September 19th    Hethersett     7        Gressenhall   Res     0

Hethersett got back to winning form in the league with a comfortable victory over Gressenhall with Danny Gray scoring a hat-trick.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Nick Shorten, James Loughlin, Matt Molloy, Mick Burrett, Matt Steward,Paul Norman, Andy Oliver, Danny Gray, Chris Kew, Mark Lance, Nick Simons, Gary Davis

September 26th         Caister       2      Hethersett    3

Hethersett fought their way through to the second round of the county cup with a close encounter at Caister. Two goals from Danny Gray and one from Gary Davis took them through.

TEAM - Ryan O'Sullivan, Matt Molloy, James Loughlin, Nick Shorten, Chris Kew, Sam Hogg, Matt Steward, Paul Norman, Andy Oliver, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Ross Eyeington, Gary Davis

October 3rd        Northwold       2     Hethersett     0

This game was switched from Hethersett to Northwold due to the hardness of the Hethersett pitch.

TEAM: Ryan O' Sullivan, Nick Shorten, Matt Steward, James Loughlin, Matt Molloy, Chris Kew, Nick Simons, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Danny Gray, Gary Davis, Sam Hogg, Nick Benfield

October  10th       Dickleburgh     3       Hethersett    2

Hethersett were desperately unlucky to bow out of the Benevolent Cup at the semi-final stage against unbeaten opposition from two divisions higher. Hethersett were 2-0 up by half-time thanks to goals from Danny Gray and Matt Steward. Dicklburgh pushed forward after the break and equalised to take the game into extra-time where they scored the winner.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Matt Molloy, Sam Hogg, Nick Shorten, James Loughlin, Adam Waters, Chris Kew, Matt Steward, Mark Lance, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Gary Davis, Andy Oliver

October 17th         Hethersett      0     Bradenham Wanderers Res    2

Hethersett had the tables turned on them as they went down 2-0 to Bradenham Wanderers Res in the lague, having beaten them a few weeks previously in the cup.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Sam Hogg, Joe Barrett, Nick Shorten, James Loughlin, Andy Oliver, Matt Molloy, Paul Norman, Nick Benfield, Danny Gray, Chris Kew, Gary Davis, Nick Simons, Richard Manington

October 24th          Hethersett      1      Hellesdon Wanderers

A first half goal from Danny Gray and a good second half defensive display were good enough to see Hethersett through to the third round of the county cup.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Nick Shorten, Joe Barrett, Matt Steward, James Loughlin, NIck Simons, Mark Lance, Paul Norman, Matt Molloy, Danny Gray, Gary Davis, Chris Kew, Sam Hogg, Nick Benfield

October 31st        Hethersett    7       Shipdham Res    1

TEAM - Ryan O'Sullivan, Nick Shorten, Joe Barrett, Matt Steward, James Loughlin, Nick Simons, Andy Oliver, Paul Norman, Matt Molloy, Danny Gray, Gary Davis, Chris Kew, Sam Hogg, Nick Benfield

November 7th        Hethersett     9      Narborough Res    0

Hethersett coasted into the quarter-finals of the Pease Cup with Danny Gray hitting five.

TEAM - Chris Kew, Matt Molloy, Joe Barrett, Nick Shorten, James Loughlin, Nick Simons, Andy Oliver, Paul Norman, Matt Aiton, Danny Gray, Adam Waters, James Winter-Whitaker, Sam Hogg, Nick Benfield

November 14th    Sporle     1     Hethersett    5

TEAM - Nick Shorten, Matthew Steward, James Loughlin, Joe Barrett, Nick Simons, Chris Kew, Sam Hogg, Ryan O' Sullivan, Matt Molloy, Mark Lance, Paul Norman, Danny Gray, Gary Davis

November 21st        Hethersett     6      Bawdeswell    3

This was a game where the goals came in threes. Hethersett raced into a 3-0 first half lead only to see the opposition then score three times to equalise before Hethersett pulled away with three more goals. Danny Gray hit a hat-trick to complete 100 goals for the club and Matt Steward made his 350th appearance.

TEAM: Nick Shorten, Ryan O'Sullivan, Joe Barrett, Matt Steward, James Loughlin, Andy Oliver, Matt Molloy, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Chris Kew, Sam Hogg, Nick Benfield.

November 28th         Flitcham and Hillingdon   0    Hethersett   1

Hethersett reached the final 16 of the Norfolk Primary Cup with a 1-0 win at Flitcham. Hethersett defended stoutly for the first half and then took the game to their opponents after the break with Danny Gray scoring the only goal of the game.

TEAM: Nick Shorten, Ryan O'Sullivan, Joe Barrett, Matt Steward, James Loughlin, Andy Oliver, Matt Molloy, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Chris Kew, Sam Hogg, Sam Stopp.

December 5th             Wendling          1      Hethersett    2

TEAM- Ryan O' Sullivan, Chris Kew, Joe Barrett, Nick Shorten, James Loughlin, Nick Benfield, Sam Hogg, Paul Norman, Matt Aiton, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Gary Davis, Matt Molloy

December 12th           Hethersett        2     Northwold SSC     0

Hethersett reached the semi-finals of the Pease League Cup with a solid performance against a Northwold side that proved difficult to break down. After a goalless first half, the match could have gone either way with Northwold looking stronger in midfield but Hethersett having the better chances on the break. Midway through the second half Nick Benfield opened the scoring when he rose above a static Northwold defence to head home a Danny Gray corner. Northwold went close to equalising when a long distance thunderbolt looked to have beaten Ryan O'Sullivan but the keeper managed to get his finger tips to the effort and that was enough to turn it onto the bar with the defence scrambling the ball clear. Nick Simons came on to liven Hethersett up front and he scored the second goal just a minute from time as he stroked it home.

TEAM - Nick Shorten, Ryan O'Sullivan, Joe Barrett, Matt Steward, James Loughlin, Andy Oliver, Matt Molloy, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Danny Gray, Gary Davis, Chris Kew, Nick Benfield, Nick Simons.

We were named Crown Fire South and Central League team of the month for November and December.

January 23rd               Hethersett       3     Lynn Discovery   5

Hethersett's good run in the Norfolk Primary Cup came to an end despite a good performance against a very strong Lynn Discovery team. Hethersett were 3-2 ahead with just eight minutes to go but Lynn came back strongly to take the tie.

TEAM - Nick Shorten, Ryan O'Sullivan, Joe Barrett, Matt Steward, Matt Aiton, Andy Oliver, Chris Kew, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Danny Gray, Gary Davis, Sam Hogg, Nick Benfield, Nick Simons

February 6th                Bawdeswell        2      Hethersett    2

Hethersett returned to league action with a hard-earned point at Bawdeswell. Despite having the majority of the chances, Hethersett found themselves 2-1 down as the game entered its final stages. Matt Steward popped up to notch the equaliser to add to an earlier goal from Danny Gray.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Sam Hogg, Nick Shorten, Matt Steward, Matt Aiten, Mark Lance, Andy Oliver, Paul Norman, Danny Gray, Gary Davis, Chris Kew, Matt Molloy, Richard Manington, Nick Benfield

February 13th              Hethersett    4      Sporle    0

Hethersett are through to their third cup final of the past two seasons after a comfortable victory over Sporle in the Crown Fire Pease League Cup semi-final. Perhaps the scoreline flattered the home side, but they were always in control and Sporle rarely posed a threat. Danny Gray opened the scoring in the first half when his centred free kick found its way into the net without anybody getting a touch on it. In the second half Matt Steward rose above the defence to head home a corner and two goals in a minute from Gray and Andy Oliver sealed victory. Hethersett will meet Castle Acre Swifts in the final.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Sam Hogg, Nick Shorten, Matt Aiton, Matt Steward, Mark Lance, Andy Oliver, Paul Norman, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Matt Molloy, Chris Kew, Joe Barrett, Adam Waters

February 20th                       Hethersett     3    Great Cressingham    0

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Sam Hogg, Joe Barrett, Matt Molloy, Nick Shorten, Adam Waters, Matt Aiton, Paul Norman, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Chris Kew, Danny Wade, Gary Davis, Daniel Petchey

February 27th            Sporle       1       Hethersett       1 (Hethersett won 4-2 on penalties)

Incredible is the only word fit for this replayed Pease League Cup semi-final which saw Hethersett desperately hang on and then win the game in a penalty shoot out in a match full of incident, Hethersett had been ordered to replay the semi-final after fielding an ineligible player in the first game. Originally the replayed game was down for the Memorial Playing Field but was switched to Sporle because of a waterlogged pitch.

On a boggy pitch with a huge slope, Hethersett took the lead after 10 minutes as Matt Steward rose to head home a Danny Gray centre for his 150th goal for the club. Hethersett then failed to capitalise on going down the slope as both teams missed chances. In the second half Hethersett had to defend for great periods and Sporle deservedly equalised after 77 minutes. Both teams hit the woodwork and had shots cleared off the line.

Then Ryan O' Sullivan was sent off for handling outside his area when the last man and Hethersett clung on to take the game into extra-time. Both sides had their chances but the score stayed at 1-1 and went to penalties. Gary Davis scored for Hethersett, Sporle equalised, Paul Norman scored, Sporle shot wide, Adam Waters had his penalty saved and Sporle scored to level things at 2-2. Chris Kew scored to make it 3-2 and then stand-in keeper Nick Shorten produced a fine save to leave Danny Gary to coolly slot the ball home to take us through to the final.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Sam Hogg, Joe Barrett, Mark Lance, Matt Steward, Danny Gray, Matt Molloy, Paul Norman, Andy Oliver, Nick Shorten, Nick Simons, Adam Waters, Gary Davis, Chris Kew.

March 6th                 Hethersett    0         Thurton and Ashby    1

TEAM: Ryan O' Sullivan, Sam Hogg, Chris Kew, Matt Steward, James Loughlin, Shane Addy, Matt Aiton, Paul Norman, Danny Gray, Gary Davis, Matt Molloy Nick Simons, Daniel Browne, Jamie Farrow

March 13th                  Bradenham Res    0    Hethersett    3

Hethersett turned the formbook upside down as they visited top of the table Bradenham and strengthened their own promotion chances with a fine 3-0 win.

TEAM - Ryan O' Sullivan, Sam Hogg, Joe Barrett, Matt Aiton, Nick Shorten, Andy Oliver, Mark Lance, Paul Norman, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Adam Waters, Chris Kew, Nick Benfield, Daniel Petchey

March 20th                  Great Cressingham    1     Hethersett    3

TEAM - O'Sullivan, Hogg, Shorten, Aiton, Steward, Molloy, Lance, Norman, Gray, Simons, Waters, Kew, Davis, Barrett

March 27th                     Hethersett     8        Hindolveston   0

TEAM - O'Sullivan, Hogg, Molloy, Aiton, Shorten, Oliver, Steward, Kew, Gray, Simons, Waters, Benfield, Manington, Browne

April 3rd                          Castle Acre Swifts     1   Hethersett    2

Two goals from Danny Gray took Hethersett into the promotion places for the first time this season.

TEAM - Ryan O' Sullivan, James Rice, Nick Shorten, Matt Aiton, Matt Steward, Sam Hogg, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Matt Molloy, Chris Kew, Gary Davis, Joe Barrett

April 10th                       Hethersett      5     Wendling      1

Hethersett went three points clear in second place with this comfortable win which wasn't as easy as the scoreline suggests. Hethersett survived some early scares to take a half-time lead through Danny Gray. After the break they played some delightful football with substitute Chris Kew scoring two fine goals and other strikes coming from Andy Oliver and Nick Simons. Wendling ended the match strongly and pulled a goal back near the end.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, James Rice, Sam Hogg, Nick Shorten, Jonny Martin, Andy Oliver, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Matt Molloy, Chris Kew, Daniel Browne, Joe Barrett

April 13th                        Shipdham Res      0     Hethersett   5

Hethersett continued their push for promotion with a hard-fought win at Shipdham in a game which saw them play some delightful football in the second half after only leading 1-0 at the break thanks to a Mark Lance goal which saw him bundle the ball over the line after an Adam Waters' free-kick had come back off the bar.

Hethersett took total control after the break with Danny Gray making it 2-0 with a free-kick, Lance adding his second and Adam Waters and James Rice completing the scoring late on.

TEAM: Ryan O' Sullivan, Matt Molloy, Nick Shorten, Matt Steward, James Rice, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Chris Kew, Danny Gray, Nick Simons, Adam Waters, Gary Davis, Joe Barrett, Sam Hogg

April 17th                     Hindolveston      0      Hethersett    3

Hethersett consolidated third place and continued their push for promotion with a comfortable victory against Hindolveston.

TEAM - Ryan O'Sullivan, Nick Shorten, Joe Barrett, James Loughlin, Matt Steward, Chris Kew, Paul Norman, Mark Lance, Gary Davis, Nick Simons, Adam Waters, Danny Gray, Sam Hogg, Matt Molloy

April 21st                         Hethersett        2    Castle Acre Swifts     1

Hethersett came from behind to take the Crown Fire Pease League Cup. For a full report and pictures of the final click here. To see Lee Mills' photos from the final click here.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Nick Shorten, James Laughlin, Matt Steward, Chris Kew, Paul Norman, Nick Simons, Adam Waters (sub Gary Davis), Danny Gray, Matt Molloy, Matt Aiton. Subs (not used) - Nick Benfield, Joe Barrett

April 24th                              Gressenhall Res    0     Hethersett  6

TEAM: Ryan O' Sullivan, Matt Molloy, Joe Barrett, James Loughlin, Nick Shorten, Chris Kew, Paul Norman, James Rice, Gary Davis, Nick Simons, Adam Waters, Sam Hogg, Danny Gray, Matt Steward

May 1st                              Hethersett       0     Sporle   0

This will go down as an opportunity wasted to take the runners-up spot, leaving Hethersett needing to beat Northwold to ensure finishing second in the league. It was a close game with defences on top but both sides had their chances but failed to take them.

TEAM : Ryan O' Sullivan, Matt Molloy, Joe Barrett, James Loughlin, Nick Shorten, Chris Kew, Paul Norman, Nick Simons, Matt Aiton, Adam Waters, Danny Gray, Daniel Petchey, Gary Davis

May 8th                             Hethersett       2      Northwold     1

Hethersett snatched runners-up slot and promotion from the Crown Fire South and Central Norfolk League Division Three thanks to a nerve-racking win against fellow promotion contenders Northwold. Hethersett knew that victory would give them second place and see them leapfrog over Castle Acre on goal difference. A draw would see them finish second but defeat would see them drop to fourth place.

Hethersett started well and raced into a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes. Gary Davis opened the scoring with a clever lob after a flowing movement and Matt Steward doubled the lead when he headed home a Danny Gray free kick.

Hethersett looked to be coasting at half-time but Northwold came out strongly in the second half and Hethersett were forced to defend for large periods of time although they should have scored on the break on a number of occasions. Northwold pulled a goal back in stoppage time and Hethersett had to cling on for the all important win.

TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Joe Barrett, Gary Davis, Danny Gray, Chris Kew, James Loughlin, Matt Molloy, Paul Norman, James Rice, Nick Shorten, Nick Simons, Matt Steward, Adam Waters, Matt Aiton