Cromer increase lead at the top

Cromer increased their lead in the championship race with a 3-1 home win over fourth-placed Wroxham Reserves as St Andrews in second spot lost 3-1 at Hempnall and Mattishall confirmed third place with a 3-1 home win over bottom club Loddon.

Defending champions Blofield, who were in Mummery Cup action, are now nine points behind the Crabs but have four games in hand.

The title race, traditionally tight, now seems to be between the top five, Cromer with 37 points from 16 games, St Andrews (33 from 15), Mattishall (32 from 15), Wroxham Reserves (30 from 18) and Blofield (28 from 12).

Blofield reached the semi-finals of the Mummery Cup with a 3-0 win over visitors Beccles Town, Neil Hurren, Nicky Crawley and Danny Brown on target.

Cromer's league goals came from David Harwood, Liam Landamore and Darren Terrington, with Oliver King and Elliot Winter replying for the Yachtsmen.


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Hempnall's markesmen were Alistair Shearer (2) and Tom Halliwell, with Lee Mason netting for the Saints.

Loddon are now two points adrift at the bottom of the Premier Division after their defeat at Mattishall where Jake Anema, Andrew Fulcher and Luke Catchpole were the home scorers with James Marjoribanks replying.

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Acle raced to an 8-2 home win over Dersingham with James Foreman, Harry Maddison, Daniel Foreman, Nathan Thompson and Ricci Butler netting, Dersingham responding through Daniel Pearman and an own goal.

Norwich St Johns hit five without reply against visitors Brandon, who are second bottom. On target were Matthew Racher, Luke Tuttle, Aaron Kay, Stephen Kelly and a visiting player who put through his own goal.

One goal from Sam Mallett was enough for Sheringham to beat visitors Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves while Spixworth, with goals from Jason Armes, Damian Didwell and Ramsey Gashut, beat visitors North Walsham 3-1 (Alex Fitzgerald).

In Division One, Wells maintained their six-point lead at the top over Wymondham and have a game in hand.

The Seasiders, yet to lose a game, won 2-1 at Bradenham Wanderers, Daniel Grocott and Scott Sutherland-Gray their scorers with Karl Bush responding for Wanderers.

An own goal gave Wymondham their 1-0 win at fourth-placed Horsford while third-placed Long Stratton (Adam Solley) drew 1-1 at Sprowston Athletic (Christos Karakanna).

Hindringham climbed off bottom spot with a 1-0 win at Watton (Jonathan Clipston), and Bungay are now bottom after a 2-1 home defeat by Poringland Wanderers. On target were Kevin Riches for Bungay, Chris Talford and Chris Reynolds for Poringland.

Holt, with goals from Lewis Franklin and Kevin Moore, beat visitors Corton 2-1 (Ritchi High) while Stalham and visitors Reepham played out a 0-0 draw.

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