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Thurlow Nunn round-up: Norwich United up to third after Long Melford win

PUBLISHED: 14:15 30 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:15 30 September 2018

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Linton Garrod, 2nd left, and Harry Barker, right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Linton Garrod, 2nd left, and Harry Barker, right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Norwich United moved up to third place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Long Melford.

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Norwich United  goalkeeper Luke Pearson stays on the floor as a Long Melford player comes in close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAction from Norwich United against Long Melford. Norwich United goalkeeper Luke Pearson stays on the floor as a Long Melford player comes in close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

George Watts-Sturrock scored the only goal of the game in the 15th minute, heading home Charlie Hitch’s cross from the right at the far post.

The Planters thought they should have had a penalty when Ben Jones was brought down in the box and Liam Jackson missed a good chance to double the lead when he headed wide shortly after the break.

Luke Pearson had to dive full length to deny a Hassan Ally shot but the home defence were resolute throughout.

Joint managers Garth Good and Dan Goffin were delighted with the three points. “It wasn’t our best performance today, but we showed great character and determination not to lose. There are aspects we could have done better, but such a defensive display gives us a foundation to build upon in upcoming games.”

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Linton Garrod for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAction from Norwich United against Long Melford. Linton Garrod for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Histon remain top of the table after a 5-0 win over Wroxham whilst Kirkley & Pakefield are in fifth after a 3-3 draw with FC Clacton. Liam Harvey-Cooper (two) and Jack Herbert getting the Royals’ goals.

Thetford Town are just behind in sixth after a 3-0 win at home against Hadleigh thanks to goals from Quevin Castro, Andrew Wood and Valter Rocha.

Peter Lambert got the winner in Gorleston’s 2-1 win at home against Newmarket Town. Joe Watts had equalised in the first half after the Greens fell behind.

Great Yarmouth Town went down to a 1-0 defeat home against Framlingham.

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Ben Jones for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAction from Norwich United against Long Melford. Ben Jones for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Harleston Town stayed top of the First Division after a 6-2 win at home to Cornard United - Nathan Stone (two), Kyle Baker (two), Jake Imrie and an own goal doing the damage.

Mulbarton Wanderers are second as goals from Sam Whiting and Ben Thompson gave them a 2-0 win over Downham whilst Swaffham are just behind after a 5-1 win against AFC Sudbury. Joe Jackson and Ryan Pearson both bagged braces for the Pedlars whilst Alex Vincent was also on the scoresheet.

Norwich CBS hammered Felixstowe & Walton 8-1. Paul Cook (two), Stephen Drake (two), Tobias Oliver (two), Luke Tuttle and Shaun Wones getting the goals.

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Goalkeeper Luke Pearson and George Watts-Sturrick for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAction from Norwich United against Long Melford. Goalkeeper Luke Pearson and George Watts-Sturrick for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Ben Jones for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAction from Norwich United against Long Melford. Ben Jones for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Goalmouth action from Norwich United against Long Melford. From left Norwich United (yellow) players are, Charlie Hitch, goalkeeper Luke Pearson, Liam Jackson, and George Watts-Sturrick. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYGoalmouth action from Norwich United against Long Melford. From left Norwich United (yellow) players are, Charlie Hitch, goalkeeper Luke Pearson, Liam Jackson, and George Watts-Sturrick. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Liam Jackson for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAction from Norwich United against Long Melford. Liam Jackson for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Goalmouth action from Norwich United against Long Melford. From left, Norwich United (yellow) players are, Sam Applegate, Andy Eastaugh, goalkeeper Luke Pearson, and Charlie Hitch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYGoalmouth action from Norwich United against Long Melford. From left, Norwich United (yellow) players are, Sam Applegate, Andy Eastaugh, goalkeeper Luke Pearson, and Charlie Hitch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Action from Norwich United against Long Melford. Sam Applegate, left, and Harry Barker for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAction from Norwich United against Long Melford. Sam Applegate, left, and Harry Barker for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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