Bloaters seal their return to Premier Division

Great Yarmouth Town clinched promotion to the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League in some style last night when they won 5-1 at Team Bury, with all the goals coming in the first half.

Great Yarmouth Town clinched promotion to the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League in some style last night when they won 5-1 at Team Bury, with all the goals coming in the first half.

The Bloaters started the game in impressive fashion and were 3-0 up inside 15 minutes, with Gavin Norman, Stewart Roach and Jake Reed all on target. The visitors struck twice more just before the break as Norman and Reed doubled their tallies, before Team Bury reduced the arrears from the spot. Yarmouth then comfortably saw out the game to secure the top flight status they lost at the end of the 2004-5 season. They will now be looking to pip Brantham for the title, with key home games coming up against Fakenham on Saturday and FC Clacton next Tuesday. The Bloaters are now three points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand on their long-time rivals.

Wroxham suffered late heartbreak as they lost 2-1 at Stanway Rovers. The FA Vase finalists looked to be heading for a well earned point until Danny Self put through his own net in the 88th minute.

Jamie Rix had put Stanway ahead on 55 minutes, only for Andy Eastaugh to equalise four minutes later. David Batch's side are in action again tomorrow evening when they play host to Wivenhoe.


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