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Memorable matches in Norfolk Christian Football League 

The Norfolk Christian Football Men’s League has seen some memorable matches so far with close rivals NCBC and UEA Rovers battling it out at the top. League vice chairman Jim Green reports.

So far this has been a very encouraging season. Despite one of the eight teams dropping out just before the season began they were soon replaced by Briston, who entered a team supported by their local parish church and were able to join the league in October.
Though we have had fewer teams than is recent seasons, the matches have been more competitive with fewer cricket scores, and the league positions much closer together. Vineyard have been separated at the bottom with only one point, but even with them, some games have still been close.
Some of the most memorable matches include Kings coming back form 2-4 down to draw 4-4 with Briston, with both teams enjoying the occasion and Vineyard, who scored after 30 seconds against Soul and then went 2-0 up before eventually losing 5-3, another hugely enjoyable game.
We look forward to the end of the season, where we split into top and bottom divisions for our final league games. At the top, UEA Rovers and NCBC are slightly ahead of Heigham Park Randers and Soul. In what seems will become Division 2, Kings, Stalham and Briston are all within two points of each other. The end of the season could be exciting.

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Pictured above is action from last season's Wroxham Road Shield final, Kings v Soul Church.


Published: 21/02/2017