Cromer and Wells forge ahead

Cromer mean business in the championship race. The north Norfolk leaders won 4-3 at Acle, who slip one place to seventh, while Blofield and Wroxham Reserves of the chasing pack both drew away, leaving St Johns to take over second spot.

Cromer, with six matches remaining, have a 17-point lead over Saints, who have a game in hand. On target for the Crabs at Acle were Liam Davies, Wyatt Hill, Craig Terrington and Darren Terington, while United's marksmen were Daniel Foreman, Harry Maddison and Ben Morgan.

St Johns beat visitors Loddon 5-1, Martin Owen, Matthew Racher, Luke Tuttle, Craig Fewtrell and Lloyd Greening finding the net with James Marjoribanks replying.

Blofield in third sport have four games in hand over Cromer but now trail them by 18 points after a 1-1 draw at Beccles, Neil McMorran the home scorer, Lee Skoyles replying for the defending champions.

Wroxham Reserves, who slip a place to fourth, drew 1-1 at St Andrews and are 19 points adrift of the leaders having played two games more. Danny Pennel scored for St Andrews, Jamies Atkins for the Yachtsmen.


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Bottom club Brandon suffered a 4-1 home defeat by Hempnall, Luke Turner getting their goal as Alistair Shearer and Shaun Flint each notched a brace for the visitors.

Mattishall were 3-1 home winners over Sheringham with strikes from Benjamin Lewis, Samuel Applegate and Daniel Palmer. The Shannocks replied through Sam Mallett.

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In the bottom five, Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves beat visitors North Walsham 3-0. Paul Highfiled (2) and Ben Hebditch were the scorers.

Wells extended their lead at the top of Division One to nine points over Wymondham, who have played a game more.

The Seasiders won 4-1 at Long Stratton thanks to a brace each from Scott Sutherland-Gray and Daniel Grocott, with Adam Solley replying.

Wymondham were held to a 0-0 hame draw by Bradenham Wanderers, the third-placed club who are eight points behind them.

Horsford United in fourth spot won 3-1 at Poringland thanks to goals from Dale Webster (2) and Ross Pantry. The home reply came from Jonny Cogman.

A Kevin Moore goal gave Holt a 1-0 win at Sprowston while Carl Allibone scored for Watton to give them a 1-0 home win over Stalham.

Hindringham drew 2-2 at home to fellow bottom-four outfit Corton. Mark Betts and Darren West struck for Hindringham, Luke Slater and Ritchi High for Corton.

Bottom side Bungay scored three at Caister but still lost as Daniel Bartram (2), Daniel Dyble and an own goal denied them. On the mark for Bungay were Daniel Andrews, Matthew Lowe and Joe McDonald.

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