Cromer take advantage to close gap on frontrunners

Cromer Town took advantage of Mattishall's inactivity to cut the gap at the top of the Premier Division to three points.

Leaders Mattishall's match at Spixworth was postponed because of an unfit pitch, but Cromer's match at Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves went ahead and the visitors won 1-0, Antoni Fawkes grabbing the only goal of the afternoon.

Blofield United remained in touch and significantly boosted their goal difference with a 7-0 victory at struggling Hempnall.

Colin Wines bagged five of the goals, with Chris Holmes adding the other two.

Both Cromer and Blofield still have a game in hand on Mattishall.

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Acle United also produced a powerful performance to dispatch Beccles Town 5-1.

Harry Maddison bagged two of the goals, with Nathan Thompson, Simeon Randall and Gareth Palmer also on target. Alan Remblance replied for Beccles.

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Two goals apiece from David Matthews and Luke Tuttle saw Norwich St Johns to a 4-0 triumph at St Andrews.

Loddon and Wymondham fought out a goalless draw and Wroxham Reserves' match at Wells was postponed.

In Division One, leaders Stalham were held to a goalless draw at home by Dersingham, but the stalemate did not prove costly as second-placed Hellesdon and Poringland Wanderers, in fourth, both lost.

Third-placed Brandon were without a game so Stalham's lead was actually extended to eight points.

Hellesdon crashed to a 5-0 defeat at home to Long Stratton, who had a hat-trick from Jonathan King and further goals from Andrew Clitheroe and James Crane.

Wanderers went down 2-1 at Caister, with Thomas Rowley and Barry Crane on target for the hosts and Jonathan Cogman replying for the visitors.

A 10-goal thriller at Hindringham saw the hosts beat Watton United 6-4.

Jonathan Clipston bagged a hat-trick for Hindringham, with Kevin Whittred adding two and Ian Bulley also on the scoresheet. Xavier Huckle's hat-trick and a strike from Craig Burton were not enough to stave off defeat for Watton, who remain bottom.

Stephen Drake's double handed Reepham a 2-0 success at Horsford, lifting the visitors above Horsford in the table.

Norwich CEYMS recorded a 4-1 victory at home to Holt United.

David Taylor, Lewis Allen, Darren Smith and David Crow were CEYMS' goalscorers, with Shaun Steed firing in for Holt.

Bradenham Wanderers' home match against Sprowston Athletic was postponed because of an unfit pitch.

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