Super six have perfect records
Mark BoggisNotley's Lowestoft & District League round-upWITH the football season approaching the first full month of completed fixtures tomorrow, already a number of trends seem to be emerging.Mark Boggis
Notley's Lowestoft & District League round-up
WITH the football season approaching the first full month of completed fixtures tomorrow, already a number of trends seem to be emerging.
From the 41 teams in the popular three division league, only six sides go into tomorrow's games boasting a 100pc record.
Two of the big-hitters in division one - Hearts of Oak and Norton - who are third and fourth respectively, have maximum points from their two games played.
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Micki Williams' Hearts of Oak side raced into a 3-0 lead inside the first 15 minutes against last season's runners-up Pot Black, and eventually triumphed 6-1 with a brace of goals for Adam Taylor and Kirk Gowing, as Ant Field and Jason Belmore also got on the scoresheet.
Black added a second half penalty from Richie Reeder as a consolation.
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Norton were in Norfolk Junior Cup action last Saturday as they slipped to a 2-1 (own goal) defeat at Stalham Town Reserves, and they are also without a league match tomorrow.
Also unbeaten Blundeston Magpies now top the table after a solitary Yip Chong goal in a 1-0 away win over Kirkley and Pakefield A.
Previous leaders Waveney Reserves remain unbeaten as well after a 2-2 draw with Spexhall, with Ian Hunter and Ray Winney again on the mark for the home side and Gary Boon and Joe Hadingham replying for the visitors.
Elsewhere, Mutford & Wrentham, Barsham and Oxford Arms all secured their first wins.
Mutford & Wrentham move up to fifth after a 12-0 demolition of bottom of the table Beccles Caxton Reserves.
Gary Warford hit four goals, with braces for Luke Smith, Phil Sayers and Matt Lockwood and a goal apiece for Shaun Wigley and Darren Renwick in the convincing win.
Barsham are sixth after Josh Woolnough's two goals, with Adam White and James Green also notching in their 4-1 win over Ole Frank.
Oxford Arms are ninth after a 1-0 win over second from bottom Corton White Horse Seltic.
Three teams boast 100pc records in division two, with leaders Ellingham and AFC Star having won all three of their games and Pakefield Re-United - who weren't in action last Saturday - are not far behind with two wins from the two games they've played thus far.
There were goals aplenty throughout the division last Saturday.
Another hat trick for Ellingham's Olly Rushmere and a goal from Ben Bishop secured a 4-1 win for the leaders over Sole Bay United Reserves (T Pennington).
AFC Star went one better and won 5-0 away at Corton A. Crusaders are in third place after a 5-2 home win over Hopton.
Gt Yarmouth Town Hall were in seventh heaven as they moved up to fourth in the table with a 7-0 win Norton Athletic Reserves, with Matty Anderson hitting five for the home side.
Bungay Town A hit six in their convincing 6-1 away win at Tudor, with Tim Taylor hitting four for the north Suffolk side. But in the most keenly contested game of the day, Lowestoft International were 4-0 down away at Suffolk Punch but fought back to narrowly lose 4-3.
In division three, only one team has maintained a 100pc start to the new season - with Waveney Gunners topping the table with three wins from their three games.
In a battle of the unbeaten sides last Saturday, The Gunners beat Norman Warrior 3-1.
Blundeston Magpies Reserves are in second after a 4-0 win over Carlton Rangers.
The previously unbeaten Oxford Arms Reserves are fourth after a 2-1 loss at Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves.
Waveney A are up to fifth after a 3-0 win over Mutford & Wrentham Reserves, who are still searching for their first points.
Seventh placed Westhall picked up their first win with a 3-1 success over eighth-placed Kirkley & Pakefield B, while Spexhall Reserves are ninth after a fine 6-1 win over bottom of the table Factory Arms.
Marquis of Lorne and Earsham collected their second points of the campaign after sharing a 1-1 draw.