Four-goal teenager is being tracked by Ipswich
Ryan Crisp was the toast of Kirkley & Pakefield after scoring four goals to spearhead a 5-2 home win over Hadleigh United.
And Royals fans should perhaps enjoy watching the teenage striker while they can – because his promise has alerted Ipswich Town, who have already had him in for training and may be asking him over to play for their Academy team as early as this weekend.
'The lad has everything, ability, pace and strength,' said Royals manager Paul Tong. 'He has been outstanding for me and he was on fire on Saturday.'
Crisp rounded the keeper to put the Royals in front before a sloppy goal allowed Hadleigh to equalise before the break.
Crisp's pace again took him clear to restore the lead and all-action midfielder Dominic Smith got on the scoresheet before two superb finishes took Crisp's tally to four.
Yarmouth manager Mike Derbyshire was in a defiant mood after the Premier Division's bottom club were beaten 3-1 at home by fellow strugglers Walsham-le-Willow.
Two goals from Jack Brame – midway through the first half and early in the second – put Walsham in command before captain Adam Mills pulled one back for the Bloaters from a penalty after substitute Formoso had been fouled. But Walsham ended hopes of a comeback when Ben Soanes headed a late third.
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'We will keep trying to play the right way,' said Derbyshire. 'Everyone knows about the budget now. It doesn't make it easier but we are bringing quality players to the club. Four good results and people will look at it differently. The players are good enough to get that.'
Diss Town got back to winning ways after four games without one after a 2-0 success at Wivenhoe. courtesy of a goal in each half from James Pipe and defender Stefan Gilding. The result gives the Tangerines just the filip they needed ahead of tomorrow's tough league visit to Gorleston.
Norwich United blamed two refereeing decisions for failing to get more than a 2-2 draw from their home match against Haverhill.
First Lee Hunter was shown a 25th minute red card for what was controversially deemed to be a 'two-footed lunge'; then Haverhill escaped when Greg Strong was only shown a yellow card when conceding a penalty as the last defender. Thomas Mustapha's spot-kick was then saved.
Despite the key moments United still had enough chances to have put the game to bed. But Haverhill kept plugging away against the ten men and two late goals gave them a share of the spoils.
The Planters took an 11th minute lead when Louis Cutajar cut in from the right and unleashed a left foot shot inside the far post. Despite Hunter's dismissal the Planters extended their lead when Mustapha laid the ball back to George Wilson to hit a dipping volley from 30 yards.
Mustapha hit the bar with a header before Haverhill got themselves back in the game in the 75th minute through Craig Calver. Then Wilkinson levelled from close range.