City remain hot on heels of the leaders

EAST MEN'S LEAGUE: Norwich City kept up their pursuit of Premier B leaders Dereham by cementing their second place with a 3-1 win over City of Peterborough II at windy Taverham.

Having mauled Pelicans in their previous game Norwich knew this one would be tougher, and so it proved.

Norwich went ahead with a short corner goal from Chris Perry after Mark Sibson had been chopped down in the Peterborough D and doubled their lead early in the second when James Ashton crashed the ball in from another short corner.

Peterborough hit back in similar fashion to set up a frantic 17 minutes but it was Norwich who scored the final goal when Circuit found Sibson, who beat the last defender before squaring for strike partner Charlie Horn to net.

Dereham maintained their advantage at the top with a 5-1 win over Harleston II at Greenfields.

Michael Timm gave them an early lead from a short corner after Will Edwards had been fouled and Ben Wright slotted the second before another short corner led to the third.

Only the heroics of Tom Vaughan in the Dereham goal kept the visitors out in the second half but Michael Timm completed his hat-trick and Mark Timm completed the rout.

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Wisbech moved up to fourth after winning 4-1 at Long Sutton while Pelicans remained bottom despite an encouraging 1-1 draw at Cambridge University II.

Norfolk's only representatives in Division One, Dereham II, continue to struggle at the wrong end of the table after a 5-0 defeat at Felixstowe.

Norwich City II spectacularly ended a poor run of results by winning 3-2 away to Division 2N leaders City of Peterborough II.

Despite going behind Norwich stuck to their game plan and soon equalised when a forceful run by Dave Skinner ended with Toby Leonard flashing the ball in. They went behind again but once more refused to let their heads drop, scoring twice in the last 15 minutes through Matt Brine and Chris Baker.

Norwich Dragons went down 7-2 at home to Cambridge City III. They were only 2-0 down after an even first half but Cambridge pulled away after the interval, despite goals from Gould and Woodward in reply.

Norwich City III moved into second in Division 4NE after a 6-5 win over rivals UEA 2. They led 3-2 at half-time and the second period proved even more exciting with Guy Marchant's fourth goal deciding the contest three minutes from time. Rich Silvester scored City's other two goals.

Rich Davis put in a man of the match performance for Norwich Dragons III in his first appearance for almost nine months following a serious illness. But he couldn't save his team from a 2-0 defeat to Lowestoft Railway II in Division 6NE.