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Thriller at Harleston goes the way of Mulbarton Wanderers

Action from the game between Bungay and UEA (yellow). Picture: Steve Wood

Action from the game between Bungay and UEA (yellow). Picture: Steve Wood

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The Premier Division title race is wide open after a stunning match saw leaders Harleston go down 5-4 at home to third-placed Mulbarton Wanderers.

Action from the game between Bungay and UEA (yellow). Picture: Steve Wood Action from the game between Bungay and UEA (yellow). Picture: Steve Wood

Harleston’s lead is down to five points, and nearest rivals Norwich Ceyms – who were 3-1 home winners over Blofield United – have a game in hand. Wanderers are two points back - and they have two games in hand on Harleston, with Bradenham level on points in fourth, but having played more games.

Ben Thompson and Mark Sutcliffe bagged a brace apiece for Mulbarton, with Scott Woodgate also on target, while Laurence Cheese, Mark Pearce, Connor Delaney and Ron Fuller were on Harleston’s scoresheet.

Darren Smith, Lewis Allen and Jack Smith got the goals for Ceyms, with Oliver Orren replying for Blofield United.

Bradenham Wanderers were 5-2 away winners against Stalham Town. George Watts-Sturrock (2), Tom Spalding, Lewis Fuller and Harry Exley were on target for Wanderers with Stalham’s goals both coming from Danny Caimish.

Action from the game between Bungay and UEA (yellow). Picture: Steve Wood Action from the game between Bungay and UEA (yellow). Picture: Steve Wood

Long Stratton went down 2-0 at Hellesdon, whose goals were scored by Ross Pantry and Joe Keeley.

Ryan Marston helped himself to a hat-trick, with James Morrisey also chipping in, as Wroxham Reserves won 4-0 away to Waveney.

Beccles Town beat Reepham 3-1: Luke Bailey, Rob Bishop and Neil Hurren got the goals, with Will Abbott on target for the visitors. Gaz Ward and Scott Woodcock scored the goals which gave Caister three points at Mattishall, who replied through Xavier Huckle.

St Andrews came out on top in the battle between two strugglers as they won 4-2 at second-from-bottom Acle United. Mason Roe (2), Dan Cushion and Ryan Pye scored for St Andrews, with Stuart Gomes and Callum Whilley on target for Acle.

Action from the Division One game between Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves (blue) and Loddon. Picture: Bryan Grint Action from the Division One game between Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves (blue) and Loddon. Picture: Bryan Grint

In Division One, it was top against bottom as leaders Mundford hosted Cromer Town and the result was inevitable as the Stags cruised home 10-1. Carl Huxtable scored four, Alby Matthews hit a hat-trick while James Walter, Ben Coe and Ina Fancett were also on the scoresheet. Second-placed Wymondham beat Sheringham 3-1.

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