Acle drop points and feel the Blofield heat again

Action from Anglian Combination Premier Division leaders Acle's 1-1 draw with Reepham at Bridewell L

Action from Anglian Combination Premier Division leaders Acle's 1-1 draw with Reepham at Bridewell Lane. - Credit: James Bass

Acle clung on to Premier Division top spot but once again they can feel their archrivals Blofield breathing down their necks.

Acle were held to a 1-1 draw by Reepham in the day's early kick-off match at Bridewell Lane after Ricky Forder's strike was matched by Ashley Dearing's.

Blofield took the opportunity to go level on points wth Acle after demolishing rock-bottom Hempnall 5-0, courtesy of a hat-trick from the prolific Chris Holmes and a brace from James Bulman.

Spixworth underlined their title ambitions, in what is shaping up to be the most open Sterry Cup race for years, with a 5-1 win at Loddon which leaves them two points behind the leaders in fourth place. Adam Ferguson, Charlie Bartram, Danny Brown, Jason Armes and Jody Cork were on target with David Sayer replying.

Four goals from Anthony Martin paved the way for Beccles Town's 6-1 demolition of Wymondham while Kirkley and Pakefield (Jack Herbert, Nathan Russell) and Mattishall (Nicholas Hook, Ben McCann) and St Andrews and Dersingham shared four goals in their matches. Daniel Jezeph bagged both goals for third-placed Dersingham while Jordan Rocastle achieved the same feat for Saints.

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In Division One Caister threw down the gauntlet to leaders Norwich CEYMS with a 3-0 win at Hindringham.

Anton Ward, Garrett Ward, and Danny Heller were on target for the seasiders who are six points behind the pace-setters.

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James Taylor scored a hat-trick, and Alan Rudder, Ross Pantry and Matthew Harman also netted as Horsford United enjoyed a 6-1 romp at Hellesdon (Ryan Woods).

Third-placed Stalham kept themselves in the title hunt with a 4-1 win at Long Strattton. Darren Patterson (2), Lawrence Cheese and Adam Rowlands secured the points with Mark Moseley replying.

Poringland Wanderers were beaten 3-2 at home by Aylsham in a mid-table affair. Jody Peacher, James Oliver and Chris Mooney struck for the visitors with Thomas Vandenburgh and Jonathan Causton replying.

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