Cromer and Wells look certain to top tables

Cromer cruised on towards the championship with a 3-0 home win over Hempnall, their goals coming from Liam Landamore, Dale Wilton and Darren Terrington.

With five games to play, that left the Crabs with 62 points – 17 points ahead of Norwich St Johns, 20 more than Mattishall and 21 ahead of Blofield, who have one, two and five games in hand respectively.

St Johns took care of visitors Sheringham 5-1, Graham Carr notching a brace, Matthew Racher, David Matthews and Aaron Kay completing the nap hand with Jonathan Abbs replying.

Mattishall won 4-0 at Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves, thanks to strikes from Luke Catchpole, Michael Somerfield, Samuel Applegate and a home player who scored an own goal.

Acle, with a brace from Nathan Thompson, beat visitors Spixworth 2-1 while bottom side Brandon collected a home piont from a 1-1 draw with St Andrews.


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Loddon fought out a 0-0 home derby draw with Beccles Town while North Walsham won 5-1 at Dersingham.

At the foot of the table, Brandon have 12 points from 27 games to Dersingham's 18 from 24, North Walsham's 22 from 27 and Loddon's 22 from 25 games.

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Tomorrow night, Cromer entertain Sheringham in a north Norfolk derby and Wroxham Reserves, in fifth sport, entertain Mattishall, who are two places above them (both 7.30pm).

Blofield play catch-up at St Andrews while sixth-placed Acle entertain Loddon (both 6.30).

Wells took another step towards the Division One championship with a 2-0 win at Horsford, the goals from Tom East and Dan Grocott.

The sides have a quick return tomorrow at Beach Road, Wells while Bungay entertain Stalham (both 7.30).

Wymondham are set to join them after a 4-1 win at Long Stratton, where Andrew Harvey replied to goals from David Ramsbottom (2), Chris O'Brien and Robert Browne.

Fourth-placed Holt had a 3-2 win at Watton thanks to strikes from Lee Clarke (2) and Steven Thompson, the home goals coming from Kevin Bloomfield and Mark Allibone.

Reepham won 2-1 at bottom club Bungay, Stephen Drake on song for the Robins with a brace, Stuart Campbell replying.

Sprowston Athletic won 3-1 at Caister, Ben Read, Steven Girling and Neil Wright their marksmen, with Michael Gislam replying.

Corton, with goals from Luke Slater and Ritchi High, won 2-0 at home to Poringland Wanderers while Hindringham suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Stalham, for whom Lawrence Cheese claimed a brace. Gary Belton scored for Hindringham.

Bungay are well adrift at the bottom with eight points from 25 games, to Poringland's 14 from 23. Hindringham, third-bottom, have 24 points from 24 matches.

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