Gorleston are the Premier Division’s goal kings

While Dereham were celebrating their Premier Division title triumph Wisbech Town were clinching the runners-up spot – their best finish for 15 years – with a 4-2 home win over Brantham.

Continuing the form they showed when winning 3-2 at Aldiss Park in midweek, the Fenmen came from behind to triumph with goals from Danny White, Chris Bacon (two) and Joe Jackson.

Gorleston's consolation for missing out on a top-two finish will be that they are the Premier Division's goal kings, with 91, after wrapping up their campaign with an 8-1 thrashing of Ely City.

The visitors went into the game fresh from winning the Cambridgeshire Senior Cup in midweek. But they hardly knew what hit them as the Greens came out of the blocks with three goals in the first ten minutes.

It was 6-0 by the interval and 8-0 just past the hour mark before the home side seemingly decided they had caused enough damage to Ely's morale.


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Christy Finch was presented with the Gorleston player of the year trophy before the kick-off and showed why by scoring within 94 seconds. Within 17 minutes he had a hat-trick, taking his tally for 30 for the season and 46 in 68 appearances for the club.

Bradley Hough and Ally McKenna rounded their season's tallies off at 20 and there were also goals for David Hinton and Keegan Middleton as Gorleston sealed third place.

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Thetford Town's hopes of a miracle at the other end of the table ended in dramatic fashion.

They needed to win their last game at Woodbridge and hope that Wivenhoe lost their final two games.

Norwich United did their bit to help out by thrashing Wivenhoe 4-0 with second half goals from Steve Shipley, Adam Bennett (two) and Jamie George.

And at half-time it seemed Thetford's great escape might be on as they led 3-0 with goals from Valta Rocha and Kyle Parish (two), the first two of them coming in the opening three minutes.

Unfortunately, just as news from Plantation Park should have been sending their hopes soaring, Thetford's world was falling apart as Woodbridge hit back to win 4-3 with second half goals from Aaron Churchyard, James Churchill and, in the 88th minute, James Hubbard.

Diss completed their home programme with a 1-1 draw with Hadleigh thanks to an 87th minute equaliser from Matt Dixon. Kirkley & Pakefield crashed 5-0 at Haverhill.

In Division One Swaffham ended a respectable season in style with a 4-0 win over Long Melford. The goals came from Lee Woolmore, Rory Harper (who finished with 17 from 20 starts), Dean Miller and Will O'Brien.

After their midweek goalspree Great Yarmouth lost 2-1 at Ipswich Wanderers while Fakenham drew 1-1 at table-toppers Cambridge University Press.

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