All-square at the top as Mattishall slip to shock loss

Leaders Mattishall saw their points advantage at the top of the Premier Division wiped out after a shock 3-2 defeat at home to struggling Hempnall.

The slip-up allowed Cromer to draw level with Mattishall as they won their coastal derby against Sheringham 3-0.

Ben Player scored twice for second from bottom Hempnall, with Thomas Ramsey also on target, while Andrew Fulcher and Michael Somerfield netted for Mattishall.

Cromer's goals came from Matthew Eves, Antoni Fawkes and Scott Woodcock.

It proved to be a good day for the bottom two, as Wells won 2-1 at North Walsham Town to record just their second victory of the season. James Frary and Joseph Harrison got the visitors' goals, with James Marsh netting for Walsham.


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Blofield United stand four points behind the top two after they crushed St Andrews 5-2. Ben Morgan fired a brace for Blofield and there were further strikes from Duncan Whitlam, Daniel McKail and Chris Holmes. James Bulman and Glen Spooner were on target for St Andrews.

Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves were also 5-2 winners, at Norwich St Johns. Ben Hebditch notched a hat-trick for the visitors, while Alex Holmes and Lewis Flower also scored. David Matthews and Dale Wilcox were St Johns' scorers.

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The derby clash at Beccles saw visitors Loddon beaten 2-0, Alan Remblance and Damon Bensley hitting the target.

Jamie George's double could not secure victory for Wroxham Reserves, as they drew 2-2 at home to Acle United. Daniel Foreman and Harry Maddison scored for Acle.

Danny Brown and Jason Armes fired Spixworth to a 2-0 win at Wymondham Town.

In Division One, third-placed Long Stratton destroyed Hindringham 8-2 with goals from Jonathan King (2), Thomas Wright (2), Sam Page, Lee Barrett, Kelvin Willimott and Andrew Clitheroe. Ian Bulley and Nicholas Haynes were on target for Hindringham.

With leaders Stalham's game at Reepham postponed, second-placed Hellesdon closed the gap to five points with a 3-0 victory at Holt.Mark Cornfield, Robert Reeve and Jamie Smith found the net.

Dersingham maintained their challenge at the top with a 3-1 win at home to lowly Caister. Chris Jenkins scored twice and Lee Hyde was also among the scorers, with Gary Fitzgerald firing Caister's lone reply.

Goals from Sonny Atherton and Darren Smith secured a 2-2 draw for Norwich CEYMS at Brandon Town. Ian Bethell and Shane Leech were the home side's scorers.

Sprowston Athletic defeated Corton 2-1 with goals from Christos Karakanna and David Robinson. Luke Slater scored for Corton.

Poringland Wanderers and Bradenham Wanderers drew 0-0.

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