Cromer and St Andrews keep up their Premier pace

It is as you were at the top of the Gleave and Associates Anglian Combination Premier Division, as the two main title contenders picked up maximum points again.

Leaders Cromer Town maintained their slender one point advantage with an 5-1 win at Beccles Town. Darren Terrington's brace plus strikes from Dale Wilton, Karl Horton and an own goal did the damage, with Beccles' Damon Bensley scoring what proved to be the hosts' consolation strike.

St Andrews, who still have a game in hand on the Crabs, kept up the pressure with a 3-0 home win over struggling Spixworth – thanks to James Bulman's hat-trick

Third place Wroxham Reserves are still pressing their claims to be involved in the shake-up at the top, and their 3-0 win over visitors Hempnall will have helped: Daniel Cook, Paul Cook and Adam Brock netting for the buoyant Yachtsmen.

Norwich St Johns picked up a huge 10-0 win in a bruising encounter at lowly Brandon Town, who finished the game with nine men. Fifth minute substitute Dave Matthews hit five and Luke Tuttle bagged a hat-trick, while Lloyd Greening and Francis McLoughlin joined in with what was a rare thrashing by Premier League standards.

Goals from Rory French and Adam Sivell helped earn Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves a useful point from the visit of Sheringham; Sam Mallett scoring a brace for Shannocks.

K&P's case was also helped by Dersingham's 5-0 home humbling to Acle, who had Ricci Butler, Harry Maddison, Joseph Marsden, Nathan Thompson and Ben Morgan on target.

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Bottom side Loddon picked up their eigth point from 16 games, with a goalless draw at North Walsham Town.

Third place Long Stratton were the weekend's big losers in Division One, as they lost ground on the leaders with a 4-3 home defeat to Holt United.

Tony Edwards, Kevin Moore, Lewis Franklin and Lee Clarke earned the points; Ben Cussons (two) and Shaun Flint replied.

Wells Town kept their six-point lead at the top with a 3-0 win over bottom side Hindringham. Scott Sutherland-Gray (two) and Daniel Grocott provided the goals.

Second place Wymondham enjoyed a 5-0 romp over Caister, with Robert Browne (two), Chris O'Brien, Jamie Speller and Jamie Butler netting.

Darren Patterson, Lawrence Cheese and an own goal gave Stalham Town a 3-1 win at Poringland Wanderers (Jonny Cogman), while fourth place Horsford United earned a 5-1 win at Corton thanks to Alan Rudder's hat-trick and a Robert Burton brace. The hosts' strike came from an own goal.

Bradenham Wanderer also kept pace with a 3-2 win at Reepham Town. Goals from Mark gaskin and Stephen Drake were cancelled out by Karl Bush, Philip King and Thomas Spalding.

Simon Brighten (two), Ben read and an own goal helped Sprowston Athletic to a 4-1 win over visitors Watton United (Xavier Huckle).

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