Anglian: Blofield go nap to batter Blues

Blofield United kept the pressure on Premier Division leaders Sheringham with a 5-1 thrashing of Lowestoft Reserves.

Blofield United kept the pressure on Premier Division leaders Sheringham with a 5-1 thrashing of Lowestoft Reserves.

The Shannocks are two points clear at the top after beating Dersingham Rovers with a solitary goal from Kristian Gleave. But Blofield have two games in hand and have scored five more goals than the team above them after Danny Brown grabbed the day's only top division hat-trick. Ben Morgan and Neil Maguire scored their other goals while Rory French replied for the Blues.

New Cromer boss Chris Wigger led by example at Attleborough, scoring one of the goals as the Crabs won 3-1. Darren Terrington and Joe Kerry also hit the target - Jonathan Evans replying for the hosts - as Cromer stayed firmly in the hunt.

Brandon are fourth after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Beccles in which John Waites scored twice.

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At the other end of the table, Norwich Union and St Andrews are still trailing after defeats to Acle and Halvergate respectively. Lewis Broomfield scored the goal which enabled Acle to put a four-point cushion between themselves and the bottom pair. Chris Fielding scored twice as Havergate beat St Andrews 3-1. Jamie Long was also on target.

Halvergate's win took them above both Sprowston and North Walsham after the latter lost 2-0 at home to Mattishall (Matthew Fitzpatrick and Stuart Baldry).

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Division One leaders Hindringham notched a vital and emphatic 4-1 win over third-placed Southwold, putting them six points clear of their Suffolk rivals. Darren West, Scott Gray, Mark Betts and Jonathan Clipston shared the goals. Holt are now the closest challengers after Kevin Moore gave them a 1-0 win over Hempnall.

Wymondham put their recent struggles behind them by beating Long Stratton 4-0 with goals from Gareth Downs (two), Andrew Harvey and Stuart Catchpole.

Watton lifted themselves off the foot of the table by beating Aylsham Wanderers with a goal from Chris Astbury.

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