Thurlow Nunn round-up: Norwich United march on after convincing Woodbridge win

Monday, December 23, 2013
6:00 AM

A fine second-half display secured all three points for Norwich United at Woodbridge in the Premier Division.

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A lively first half saw both sides miss genuine goalscoring opportunities as respective goalkeepers Ben Nower and Jack Spurling were kept busy.

However, seven minutes into the second half Norwich got the breakthrough when Ian Hunter’s cross found substitute Gary Gilmore who made no mistake from close range.

Woodbridge’s Jack Newman came within inches of bringing Woodbridge level just after the restart but in the 61st minute the Planters effectively put the result beyond any doubt when Paul Cook made no mistake from the penalty spot

Matt Blake made it 3-0 after 86 minutes after a wind assisted clearance to seal the victory.

Diss never recovered from conceding two goals in the opening five minutes as they were heavily beaten 4-1 at Felixstowe & Walton.

Jordan Matthews opened the scoring for the Seasiders in the third minute and Ryan Clarke capitalised on a mistake from Peter Haxell to make it 2-0. A Ben Cranfield brace made it 4-0 in the second half before a Clark own goal made the scoreline slightly more respectable for the Tangerines.

Kirkley & Pakefield rescued a point with a last-minute goal as they drew 3-3 at Mildenhall whilst Thetford Town were also involved in a high-scoring affair, drawing 4-4 with FC Clacton. Matt Dixon bagged a hat-trick for the Brecklanders whilst Shane Leech was also on target.

Gorleston were frustrated in their efforts to keep pace with the promotion pack as their match at Wivenhoe was postponed.

Great Yarmouth Town responded to their humbling against AFC Sudbury Reserves last weekend by beating Cornard United 2-1 in the First Division. Leighton Crux and a Connor Deels penalty ensured the Bloaters remain handily-placed to launch a promotion assault.

Fakenham moved back up to second place after Josh Youngs’ 72nd minute effort gave the Ghosts all three points against Sudbury Reserves.

Downham Town had an afternoon to forget as they were beaten 12-1 by Ipswich Wanderers whilst Swaffham Town lost 1-0 at home to Braintree Reserves.

Dereham Town Reserves battled to a 2-2 draw at home to Team Bury.

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