Acle grab top spot back from old foes Blofield

The battle for the Sterry Cup took a fresh twist as Acle snatched back top spot from their biggest rivals Blofield.

Goals from Simeon Randell, Ricky Forder and Ricci Butler secured a hard-fought 3-2 win over title hopefuls Dersingham for whom Daniel Jezeph and Paul English replied.

Acle's draw at Spixworth last week had opened the door for six-times title-winners Blofield to go top by a point but the Beavers surrendered the advantage after a dramatic 4-3 defeat at home to Wroxham Reserves.

Chris Holmes took his tally to 22 goals with a brace and Ben Morgan was also on target for the hosts but they were outshone by Paul Cook, who hit a hat-trick as he continues to recover from the injury which has kept him out of the Yachtsmen first team.

Meanwhile reigning champions Cromer bounced back from their midweek 1-0 home defeat by Spixworth, suffered on their return to Cabbell Park after a five-month absence because of drainage problems.


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There was a double hat-trick from Simon Durrant while David Matthews (2), Dale Wilton (2) and Liam Landamore also got in on the act as hapless Hempnall were hammered 11-0.

The game was ended 15 minutes early after an ambulance was called when Cromer's Liam Landamore suffered an injury later diagnosed as a fractured and dislocated ankle after a tackle for which the offender was red-carded. Despite the early finish the result is set to stand.

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Sheringham's hopes of avoiding relegation were given a boost by a 2-1 win at Wymondham Town, courtesy of goals from Ben Furlong and Richard Brett. Luke Rackham netted for the hosts.

Thomas Robert and Andrew Cave Brown were on target in Beccles Town's 2-1 win at Mattishall.

With Division One leaders Norwich CEYMS in Mummery Cup action, second-placed Caister cut the gap to eight points with a 4-1 win at Watton. Danny Heller (2), Garrett Ward and an own goal did the damage for the Seasiders.

Hellesdon's relegation worries deepened after a 4-2 defeat at Aylsham. Mark Gaskin (2), James Oliver and Philip Read were on target for the hosts with Ryan Woods and Jonathan Fox replying

Pointless Brandon suffered more misery in a 7-2 defeat at Holt, who netted through Michael Bentley (3), Chris Fuller (2), Joshua Clark and an own goal. The consolation goals were scored by Kurt Haley and Slawomir Hulboy.

• Premier Division Spixworth, recently beaten in the Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final by Wroxham booked their place in the Mummery Cup final against Acle with a 3-0 win over runaway Division One leaders Norwich CEYMS. The goals came from Jason Armes (2) and an own goal.

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