Harleston riding high after six-goal salvo at Long Stratton

PUBLISHED: 15:12 26 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:13 26 November 2017

Matt Howard was on target for Harleston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Matt Howard was on target for Harleston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


Harleston moved 12 points clear at the top of the Premier Division thanks to a 6-1 demolition at local rivals Long Stratton.

Ryan Fuller (2), Matt Howard (2), Scott Roberts and Mark Pearce maintained Harleston’s perfect record, with James Bemrose replying for Stratton.

The game between St Andrews and Norwich Ceyms saw the county FA’s Rainbow Laces campaign in full flow – the game wasn’t quite as bright, however, ending 0-0.

Acle won their first game in four as they cut Reepham adrift at the bottom of the table thanks to a 2-0 win, Stephen Drake and Paul Brooks earning the points.

Blofield went down 4-2 at home against Mattishall. Xavier Huckle (2), Ben McCann and Logan Cossey gave the visitors the points. Robbie Fryers and Callum Cox got the goals for the Beavers.

Hellesdon enjoyed a thumping 5-0 win at home against second-placed Bradenham. Jack Hurrell (2), Keegan Charlesworth, Mac Gee and Tom Blake were on the scoresheet.

Stalham welcomed Caister to Rivers Park and came out on the right end of a 3-2 scoreline. Jack Child, Jordan Tipple and Liam Page earned the victory with Keegan Middleton and Scott Woodcock responding for the away side.

The game between Mulbarton and Wroxham was postponed due to County FA under-18 call-ups.

There are new leaders in Division One, with UEA top thanks to a 3-1 win at home over Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves. Josh Hoare, Jesse Parrot and Tyrell Benjamin got the goals to earn the students all three points.

Overnight leaders Sheringham went down 2-1 away to resurgent Scole United. Kieran Manning and Bradley Hunt earned the win with Ben Boyce scoring for Sheringham.

Aylsham moved up to second after a solid 3-0 win away at Watton, Sam Bryant, Matt Billing and Steve Bush getting the goals for the visitors.

Cromer’s woes continued as they were beaten 9-1 away at fellow strugglers Loddon. Hat-tricks from Shaun Jermy and Matt Eyre were added to by Craig Raven, Connor Daly and Rick Summons. Ibo Endul got the Crabs consolation.

Mundford travelled to Bungay and came home with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Ian Fancett and Alby Matthews. A penalty from Shaun Whiteman had earlier brought Bungay level.

Hindringham remain in the bottom three as goals from Jack Flynn and Simon Mann earned Attleborough a 2-1 away win. Matt Sanders replied for Hindringham.

Yelverton and a new-look North Walsham played out a 3-3 draw at Garrick Field. Elliott Lythgoe, Oli Stamp and Paul Time scored for the home side. Colm McGilway (2) and Dale Wilton earned the Angels a point.

The game between Wymondham and Hoveton was postponed as Hoveton withdrew from the league earlier in the week.

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