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Harleston's show of four-ce at top of Anglian Combination League

PUBLISHED: 13:48 18 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:29 18 February 2018

All the top teams in the Anglian Combination Premier picked up wins. Picture: Archant

All the top teams in the Anglian Combination Premier picked up wins. Picture: Archant

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The battle at the top shows no signs of letting up as all the top teams notched wins.

The big one was leaders Harleston, who scored four without reply at Blofield United – Scott Roberts, Laurence Cheese, Nathan Stone and Ryan Fuller were on target for the leaders.

Seven points behind, but with three games in hand, are Mulbarton Wanderers, who were indebted to Miles Harmer for the only goal of the game at home to St Andrews.

Level on points, from three games more, are Norwich Ceyms, who also won the points thanks to a solitary goal, this time Lewis Swatman on target against Waveney.

Bradenham Wanderers will need a minor miracle to gatecrash the party at the top – they are fourth, but have played three more games than the leaders and are already five points behind Norwich Ceyms. However, they are clearly in no mood for giving up the fight – they beat Wroxham Reserves 4-1 on Saturday. Lewis Fuller, Ryan Curtis, Nathan Stone and Ryan Fuller got their goals with Harrison Hewitt replying.

James Baddows hit the back of the net twice to earn Long Stratton the points in a 2-0 home win over Mattishall, while Joe Keeley’s effort was enough as Hellesdon beat Beccles Town.

The big-scoring game in the top flight was between the bottom two sides, with Reepham losing 5-1 at home to the team immediately above them, Stalham Town. Danny Camish scored a hat-trick for the visitors, with Lewis Buckle and Darren Miller also on target. Reepham’s goal came from Matthew Hales.

Acle United are moving away from the bottom end after making it four unbeaten in the league with a 3-1 home win over Caister. Ryan Mickleburgh, Simon Peacock and Ricky Forder scored Acle’s goals, with George Barnden replying.

In Division One, leaders Wymondham Town widened their advantage after a 3-1 win at Attleborough was coupled with second-placed Sheringham’s 2-2 home draw with Mundford. George Abbott and Tim Carey scored for Sheringham, now nine points in arrears, with Alby Matthews and Ian Fancett replying for Mundford.

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