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Harleston increase lead as Mulbarton drop valuable points

PUBLISHED: 14:03 25 March 2018

Action from a hard-fought 3-3 draw between St Abndrews and Caister at laundry Lane. Picture: Submitted

Action from a hard-fought 3-3 draw between St Abndrews and Caister at laundry Lane. Picture: Submitted

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Harleston extended their Premier Division lead to eight points after a 4-2 home win over Bradenham.

Harleston extended their Premier Division lead to eight points after a 4-2 home win over Bradenham.

The home side’s goals came from Nathan Stone (2), Marc Pearce and Scott Roberts. Bradenham replied via George Watts-Sturrock and Jason Hunt.

Nearest challengers Mulbarton had to settle for a point away at Wroxham Reserves. Mulbarton led through Mark Sutcliffe but were pegged back by a Ryan Miles strike as the game finished 1-1.

Third-placed Ceyms’ slim title chances all but evaporated as they went down 2-1 at home to Mattishall. Darrell Delaney scored for Ceyms, but an own goal and Xavier Huckle gave the away side the points.

The big game at the bottom of the league saw Beccles welcome Acle and the home side came out on top after a 2-1 win thanks to Luke Bailey (2). Gavin Peacock replied for Acle.

Blofield pulled away from the bottom two after a thumping 3-0 home win over Long Stratton, with goals came from Orren Oliver, Robbie Fryers and Dan Stobbart.

Reepham became the first relegated side of the season as they lost 3-1 at home against Waveney. Matthew Hale scored for Reepham, but goals from Connor Swann, Sam Clay and Harley Peek sealed the home side’s fate.

St Andrews let a two-goal lead slip in a 3-3 home draw against Caister. Fionn Goodwin-Wright and Mason Roe (2) were on the scoresheet for Saints, but goals from Scott Woodcock (2) and Ricci Butler earned Caister a point.

Stalham remained in touch with the rest of the relegation pack thanks to a 1-1 draw against Hellesdon. Jack Childs got Stalham’s goal with Kalum Aldous-Morris scoring for Hellesdon.

In Division One, Wymondham need three wins from their last six games to seal the league title after taking a point away at challengers Sheringham. Wymondham led 1-0 through Daniel Mason, but a goal from Shane Cox earned Sheringham a point.

Mundford moved up to second thanks to a 3-0 win away at Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves. Alby Matthews (2) and Oscar Marshall got the goals. Scole are up to third after a 2-1 home win over bottom side Loddon. Matt Brown and James Harrison earned the points for the home side with Matt Ayre replying.

UEA are fifth but blew a two-goal lead at home against Bungay. The students led through Ryan Swift and Owen Betts, but Bungay roared back through Shaun Whitman and Ryan Cook.

Watton gave their survival hopes a big boost as they returned from North Walsham with a 2-1 win and three points. Nick Hollyoak and Sam Childerhouse scored for Watton with Colm McGilway bagging for Walsham.

Hindringham also pulled away from the bottom two thanks to a 3-2 home win over Aylsham. Matt Hudson, Matt Sanders and Darren West gave them a crucial victory. James Oliver and Jamie George replied for Aylsham.

Yelverton had a day to forget as they went down 3-1 at home against Attleborough. Lewis Clarry scored for Yelverton, but goals from Matt Carr, Dan Whitman and Jamie Venables gave the visitors the win.


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